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Inspiration Prompt – Embrace Your Creativity

March 2nd, 2009 by Avital
Embrace Creativity
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Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of: Eat, Pray, Love is talking about the basic fear every creative soul is stricken by. The fear of not being good enough. Not living up to your own success or expectations. In her talk, she is not only talking about the problem but also offers a solution.

Gilbert’s solution appeals to me so much, that I felt I had to share it in this week’s inspiration prompt. Gilbert is taking us back to the ancient Greek and Roman times, where “creativity” and “genius” were not considered human qualities but rather a glimpse of divine entities.

Embracing creativity and accepting your genius is not only humbling, as Gilbert explains, but also a great tool to take the fear and self criticism away and get focused on doing the job. Writing. Painting. Dancing.

I absolutely LOVE this idea.

Watch Elizabeth Gilbert talk and get charmed and fascinated:

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How do you feel about embracing the genius? Leave a comment on this post and share your valued thoughts!

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6 Comments to “Inspiration Prompt – Embrace Your Creativity”

  1. Wow!Thanks for sharing this, Avital. I read Eat, Pray, Love and thought it was an inspiring book. This is a wonderful video by Elizabeth Gilbert and I do appreciate you bringing this to my attention. It is so inspirational and she is on to something there. Keep up the great work here on your blog. Ole!

    • Avital says:

      Thank you so much! I am happy to share inspiring bits and pieces with my fahhhhhhbulous readers!
      BTW, I have read Gilbert’s book as well and loved it (Though I did love the ‘eat’ and ‘pray’ parts more than the ‘love’ part 🙂 )

  2. ruthi says:

    what a great way to start the day, hear her talk. finde sense to my own thoughts about my work, success, failure, dreams and all other words that form my doing. not only those that concern my creative work.

    thanks for sharing.

  3. Rivi says:

    Wow! Thanks so much for sharing this with us. I read the book and actually now reread it…so its a kind of a message to me. Absolutely wonderfull and very inspiring. Ole to you!