Elizabeth Gilbert, of Eat, Pray, Love fame, spoke at TED this month about creative genius and the torment known to accompany it. She posits that we lose our great artists mostly because of their relationship with their genius. Instead of believing that we are the vessels and possess creativity, we might find a great deal of freedom, relief, and accuracy in the idea that perhaps creativity passes through us and uses us. It’s a paradigm shift that certainly deserves consideration.
Watch the speech below…it’s time very well spent. Entertaining and inspiring.