What is creative genius?
In this episode of The Creative Life I look at how the idea of ‘creative genius’ has changed from Greek and Roman times to what we understand it to mean today. It has a big impact upon how we think and value own own creative work.
This video was inspired by Elizabeth Gilbert’s new book ‘Big Magic – Creative Living Beyond Fear’. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, Gilbert offers some great insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. In the book Gilbert also discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. Whether you are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work, embark on a dream journey, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and juice, Gilbert’s Big Magic is definitely worth checking out.
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