Whether we are going somewhere or walking in place depends on our perspective or observation point. Creativity is when you can hold both contradictory views simultaneously: the creative Idea leaps forth and you see yourself as One instead of two conflicting views.
When I see my self as making progress, I’m optimistic; when I see myself as walking in place, I’m pessimistic. Creative energy is generated when we can put these two hands, two poles together. By giving up the struggle, I progress.
My name is Optimism/Pessimist Ed…or OP ED.