Your Elusive Creative GeniusFebruary 19, 2013 at 11:14 pm | Posted in Books, Media, Psychology, Writing | 2 Comments
This is a clip from a few years back but I’ve frequently sent the link to writers and other creatives and it came up again today. I thought it was time to share it here.
In this TED talk, “”Eat, Pray, Love” Author 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.” She explores the origin of the word genius and of course, the muse.
Creativity and genius really aren’t personal traits. They’re more gifts, a reflection of a given openness that allows the innate intelligence and creativity of the universe to move through our specific form of it. Openness is also a key quality for transpersonal development.