Thursday, February 3, 2011

Day 311: Say Yes

The first rule of improvisation is to say YES to whatever comes your way.  In this video clip I talk about what that means.  There is much in this approach that is parallel to the advice given in the Tao Te Ching, the great book of Chinese wisdom first penned by Lao Tsu.  In the classic translation by Gia-Fu Feng with photographs by Jane English, which was edited by Toinette Lippe in 1972 there is a summary on the back cover:  "The philosophy of Lao Tsu is simple: Accept what is in front of you without wanting the situation to be other than it is. Study the natural order of things and work with it rather than against it, for to try to change what is only sets up resistance."
Yes sets us in motion.  Yes is the harbinger of creativity. Let go of outcomes and focus on building upon what is actually happening.

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