Saturday, April 23, 2011

aMUSEing: the Creative within

This talk by Elizabeth Gilbert [author of 'Eat,Pray,Love'] explores the idea of creativity and ingenuity.

I feel like she evokes a few interesting ideas in this talk. First, creativity and the creative process...the creative process works with two intense and oppositional forces - creation and destruction - of which the end product is a balance of these elements. Also, remaining realistic - yoga is always moving toward move out of illusion and myth and impure thinking. She talks about being humble, in that one's whole person is neither "genius" or "not genius" and is not the 'vessel' of ingenuity, but that an individual is totally capable of having a genius experience.
Check it out for yourself:

Here's the deal: "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."

1 comment:

  1. I've LOVED this talk from ever since & it was her genuine reflection on celebrity & how others view your growth into greatness that made me want to read her book. I'm so glad I did, her pursuit for balance was inspiring. heart ya Niki! -Q