“The next time you’re faced with something that’s unexpected, unwanted, and uncertain, consider that it just may be a gift.”
Stacey Kramer’s TED Talk about the removal of her brain tumor is the story of creative transformation.
It’s the story of reconnecting with friends and family, eating well, bathing in love and attention, and getting rest.
It’s recognizing what was missing, and using surprise resources to fill those needs.
It’s a story that should resonate with all of us: the story of how to use a painful experience, something objectively negative, to find some rest in a very exhausting world.
Because transformation won’t just come to you. It won’t happen on your week-long vacation and it won’t wake you up in the morning.
Transformation happens when you need it to happen, and you’re willing to pay for it. It happens when you’ve run out of options — when something is pushing you to be creative.