Choose Your Delusion - Trust

Big magic: creative living beyond fear - Elizabeth Gilbert 2015

Choose Your Delusion

Is this delusional?

Is it delusional of me to place infinite trust in a force that I cannot see, touch, or prove—a force that might not even actually exist?

Okay, for the sake of argument, let’s call it totally delusional.

But is it any more delusional than believing that only your suffering and your pain are authentic? Or that you are alone—that you have no relationship whatsoever with the universe that created you? Or that you have been singled out by destiny as specially cursed? Or that your talents were given to you for the mere purpose of destroying you?

What I’m saying is this: If you’re going to live your life based on delusions (and you are, because we all do), then why not at least select a delusion that is helpful?

Allow me to suggest this one:

The work wants to be made, and it wants to be made through you.