02/11/2012

Take The Pressure Off Our Creativity*

Posted in General, Musings tagged , , , , , , , at 5:29 pm by The Water Bearer

Here is one for the dreamers, the artists, the creative segregates who recognise their vulnerability to the instability of mental health, especially surrounding their creative success.

For anyone and everyone with even a smidge of creative desire, this clip is for you…

Best Selling Author of  ‘Eat, Pray, Love’, Elizabeth Gilbert, shares her philosophy to contravene the downward spiral as a direct result of fear of expectant failure, by reevaluating taking complete ownership of all creative inspiration.

The TED website accompanied this brief talk with the following description:

“Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses — and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person “being” a genius, all of us “have” a genius. It’s a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk.”

This talk had me nodding my head over and over in agreement, and saying Ole’! (which you will understand when you watch it). It also helped me take off some of the pressure I have put on myself for the responses of others to my writing. I for one would like to join that elite group of artists, who took the inspiration given to them and refused to let the ignorance of those around them stop them from baring their creative souls to the world, and faced the battle against self-doubt along the way.

A must see for all creative people… Either watch below or click the following link Your Elusive Creative Genuis by Elizabeth Gilbert

Enjoy! Blessings to you!

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