Big Magic - creative living beyond fear by Elizabeth Gilbert is a must-read for any writer or creator, really. Gilbert shares in this (kind of) self-help guide her vision of inspiration and the reasons we really shouldn't let fear decide what we should be doing, making. Loved her simple - and yet so simply true - theory for ideas, for willingness and much more ! Reading this book is a gift to your soul.
Creativity is sacred, and it is not sacred.
What we make matters enormously, and it doesn't matter at all.
We toil alone, and we are accompanied by spirits.
We are terrified, and we are brave.
Art is a crushing chore and a wonderful privilege.
Only when we are at our most playful can divinity finally get serious with us.
Make space for all the paradoxes to be equally true inside your soul, and I promise - you can make anything.
So please calm down now and get back to work, okay ?
The treasures that are hidden inside you are hoping you will say yes.