“Quit your complaining. It’s not the world’s fault that you wanted to be an artist. It’s not the world’s job to enjoy the films you make, and it’s certainly not the world’s obligation to pay for your dreams. Nobody wants to hear it. Steal a camera if you must, but stop whining and get back to work.”Read More
Many of us are still busy taking our cues from THE OUTER WORLD.
Creative living is not about SUCCESS. It is about PROCESS.
When it comes to creative living, part of its magic is that we don’t have to earn it. We don’t have to be good enough boys and girls to qualify for it.Read More
Liz begins her section in BIG MAGIC on permission with a very powerful yet simple statement:
You do not need anybody’s permission to live a creative life.
You don’t. Only your own.Read More
Liz writes that we don't only compete with one another. Competition is so insidious we even compete with ourselves. We always need to “one up” our last accomplishment.Read More
Liz outlines three ways we trash talk ourselves and our creative living: 1) Scarcity 2) Self Hatred 3) The Universe is Against us. STAY WITH ME!!! I know. I know. Breathe.Read More
How many of us say YES! I am going to follow my dream! And then we complain, we constantly bemoan how tough it is, we are competitive and comparing…There is another way.Read More
Ideas are driven by a single impulse: to be made manifest in our world through collaboration with a human partner. It is only through a human’s efforts that an idea can be escorted out of the ether and into the realm of the actual.Read More
We decide, ready or not, we MUST move forward with our creativity and when we decide this we go on a little ROAD TRIP with our dreams.Read More
I encourage you, and other artists to go after and believe in themselves and their dreams because that is a message I deeply need constant reminding and encouraging of myself. And the more time we spend in this business, the more rejections and hits we take, the more we need it.Read More
Think about what YOU fear. Everyone is afraid and some of our fears as artists are universal — others are quite personal.Read More
Creative living as Liz describes it is “living a life that is driven more strongly by curiosity then fear.”Read More
Let us be brave enough to go on this journey. To say YES to our creative living. Whether it loves us back, leaves us hanging or showers us with praise and gifts.Read More
We are diving right in. The big guns. The one and only Elizabeth Gilbert.Read More
We MUST give ourselves permission to REST. It is NOT a luxury it is how we remember who we are.
Only you can know your own rhythm. Only you can ask your body what delights it. What fills it. What helps you be the best artist you were born to be.Read More
We surrender because we must be concerned only with the fruits and integrity of our actions, NOT the results they might get us.Read More
Rejection is not a big deal. It means you are actually in a game playing at something. You are not being punished when you get rejected, you are being transformed.
We all want to make big movies, write scripts that get nominated, win awards and have financial freedom doing what we love. But if we are not willing to throw ourselves in UNTIL it is for THOSE THINGS, then we will never get to those things. Those things come from throwing ourselves in to where we are NOW.Read More
Take a risk to be more interested in discovering who you are then protecting who you aren’t.Read More