Elizabeth Gilbert on Creativity February 25, 2009 by Andy This is easily the greatest 20 minutes of I spent of my life in the past year, and one of the BEST orations I’ve ever seen. If you do anything creative, watch it. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)
I don’t know what it is with me and your blog, but I always randomly read it at the right time. 1. I’m so glad I don’t have cable and ended up watching this tonight on my phone. 2. I love Elizabeth Gilbert and have read her book twice. 3. This is just what I needed to hear! It made me teary. It is so true and something I have experienced many times in my life. The key is– it’s not ALL the time. Sometimes you show up like she said and the spirit just ain’t visiting that day. Your talent is still the same. But the genius is visiting elsewhere. You can’t make it happen. You just open yourself up like a vessel or something. You show up and then get out of the way. And sometimes something magical happens. Then there are those times like the waites story– I will find myself singing, the best melody ever out of freaking no where in my car. No one else ever hears it and it is forgotten. It just flowed through for a moment and got lost. Like i just caught a wind or sometjing. I Love this idea! I’m so pumped! It’s so freeing. Thank you andy for sharing.