Creativity according to Elizabeth Gilbert.

24 Nov

Elizabeth Gilbert TED Talk: Your Elusive Creative Genius

“You were given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight.”

“We don’t realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at peace.”

“In a world of disorder and disaster and fraud, sometimes only beauty can be trusted. Only artistic excellence is incorruptible. Pleasure cannot be bargained down. And sometimes the meal is the only currency that is real.”

“Your treasure – your perfection – is within you already. But to claim it, you must leave the busy commotion of the mind and abandon the desires of the ego and enter into the silence of the heart.”

5 Responses to “Creativity according to Elizabeth Gilbert.”

  1. teeceecounsel November 25, 2012 at 1:33 am #

    Reblogged this on Wise Counsel and commented:
    Within the heart, there is peace and silence, if only we can abandon the cares of this world that really don’t matter and focus on the eternal value that the physical senses cannot identify.
    All that you ever needed and can ever need have been given to you, it’s not out there, it’s within you!
    Isn’t it beautiful?

  2. Grace @ Cultural Life November 25, 2012 at 3:42 am #

    Thank you for sharing those beautiful words of inspiration. 🙂 In my stressed-out state, “leav[ing] the busy commotion of the mind” is just what I need to do — detach from my surroundings for a short while everyday, be alone, close my eyes and simply breathe.

  3. Julia Dean-Richards November 25, 2012 at 6:24 am #

    The creative process is something we can all explore.

  4. frankoshanko November 25, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

    Yes!!! Enjoy! ( :


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