Attempting to create an artistic masterpiece is as overwhelming as “swallowing the sun,” confesses best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert. Yet this is the burden that begetters of creative works experience, and many wilt under the pressure. In this enchanting lecture, Gilbert proposes a way to alleviate the anxiety that so often accompanies the creative process. getAbstract recommends this talk across industries to creative types who agonize for the sake of their art.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why creativity and suffering are so closely aligned,
- How the ancient Greeks and Romans viewed inspiration, and
- How to remove fear and anxiety from the creative process.
About the Speaker
Elizabeth Gilbert is a journalist and the author of the best-selling memoir Eat, Pray, Love.