The Unforeseen Beauty of Mistakes

A Principle of Free Creative Flow

MAY 14, 2023

In the realm of Free Creative Flow (FCF), there’s an often overlooked, yet inherently powerful principle: the transformative power of mistakes.

Here, the term ‘mistake’ is not indicative of error or failure, but rather an unplanned diversion from the expected, the controlled, or the anticipated. The inherent beauty of a mistake lies in its authenticity – it cannot be contrived, feigned, or hoped for without diluting its essence.

A mistake has the capacity to surprise us, arising organically, and catching us off-guard, unprepared, and untrained to interpret its unique message. It transcends our preconceptions, offering a fresh view and a new dimension to our work.

In writing, a ‘mistake’ might manifest as an unexpected word or sentence that initially appears out of context. Yet, when read within the broader narrative, it harmonizes with the flow of the text, offering an unanticipated, yet resonant meaning.

Similarly, in music, a ‘mistake’ could be an unforeseen shift in melody or harmony that initially jars, akin to the sound of shattering glass. However, if attentively embraced, it opens up an entirely new dimension of musical harmony that envelops your senses and stirs your soul.

The recognition and appreciation of these unplanned diversions—the so-called ‘mistakes’—can unlock a whole new perspective on creative expression. When we fully comprehend the significance and potential of mistakes, we realize that there is no such thing as ‘going wrong.’

Mistakes, in their most genuine form, liberate us. They allow us to create and flow without inhibitions or preconceived notions, paving the way for a unique and profound creative journey. When we allow ourselves to create ‘by mistake,’ we truly embrace the essence of FCF.

Stay tuned as we continue to explore the intricacies of this novel approach to creativity, delving deeper into the principles that make it so uniquely enriching and liberating.

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