My Sunshiny Life

{October 26, 2009}   Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat Pray Love) Ted Lecture on Creativity

I absolutely adored Eat Pray Love and think that Elizabeth Gilbert is fabulous.  In this TED lecture she delves into the subject of creativity, how she is coping with the outrageous success of Eat Pray Love and the expectation around her forthcoming work. 

She poses the theory that perhaps it’s not the person that is the genius when they produce something extraordinary, but genius channelled through them to create the masterpiece.  To nurture the genius you have to show up and start doing the work.  It’s a good self preservation tactic if the work sucks as well, I was there but my genius never showed.  Note to self: Start showing up!

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