So what to do when your creative brainstorm isn't working out? We can learn from great teachers, who veer off their lesson plans to meet their students' needs in the moment; Or the musician, who loses their place and decides to "fake it" till back on track or maybe even makes up new lyrics; Or the artist, who drips some paint that can't be removed, and needs to shift their vision to incorporate the "blooper."
When things go wrong, as they will, we need to stay attentive to the moment, to the new challenge, and meet it without panic but with presence, our own expertise, and our intuition. Sometimes, we just need to wing it and carry on, flying a bit by the seat of our pants. You never know where it may lead.