Comfort in Temporary Confusion

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“We can’t be creative if we refuse to be confused. Change always starts with confusion; cherished interpretations must dissolve to make way for the new. Of course it’s scary to give up what we know, but the abyss is where newness lives. Great ideas and inventions miraculously appear in the space of not knowing. If we can move through the fear and enter the abyss, we are rewarded greatly. We rediscover we’re creative.” – Margaret J. Wheatley, Turning to One Another: Simple Conversations to Restore Hope to the Future (2002)

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