“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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