The Magic of Elizabeth Gilbert

“And while the paths and outcomes of creative living will vary wildly from person to person, I can guarantee you this:  A creative life is an amplified life.  It’s a bigger life, a happier life, an expanded life, and a hell of a lot more interesting life.  Living in this manner—continually and stubbornly bringing forth the jewels that are hidden within you—is a fine art, in and of itself.”   –Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic


The creative life.  Who dares live it?

I’ll tell you one thing:  if you’re a creative soul, but too afraid to create or find excuses for not creating or frozen in terror at the thought of how your creations might be received, I give you Elizabeth Gilbert’s
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear.  It’s a magical read.  This is not a how-to on writing or any other form of creativity, but rather her own philosophy of the creative life, that is, a way to re-set the mind and heart for the whole enterprise of creativity, whatever form it takes.

Elizabeth Gilbert believes that “the central question upon which all creative living hinges” is this: “Do you have the courage to bring forth the treasures that are hidden within you?”

It’s all about courage.

And letting go of outcomes. . . .

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