Posted by: Cathy | October 9, 2012

TED Radio Hour: The Creative Process

A friend forwarded me this link to NPR’s TED Radio Hour episode on The Creative Process.

I especially liked the middle segment from Elizabeth Gilbert, author of “Eat, Pray, Love.” I haven’t read her book yet, but I really loved what she had to say.

She talks about how, in Ancient Greece and Rome, it was thought that Daemons and Genies helped artists make their masterpieces, and that gap helped protect the artist. It’s the difference between “being” a genius and “having” a genius – “being” a genius creates pressure, ego, and suffering; “having” a genie helper gives you space to create if you show up and do the work.

I hope you’ll take a few minutes and listen! And thanks to Angela for sharing it with me!!


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