Creativity is Sacred, and it is Not Sacred

“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 these 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.”

-Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic

Be Brave Enough

“Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you’re doing. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself.”

Alan Alda

Uncertainty

“The search for security is an illusion…this means that the search for security and certainty is actually an attachment to the known. And what’s the known? The known is our past. The known is nothing other than the prison of past conditioning. There’s no evolution in that – absolutely none at all…Uncertainty on the other hand, is the fertile ground of pure creativity and freedom.”

Deepak Chopra, Law of Detachment

Capacity for Enjoyment

“Your capacity expands in small increments each time you consciously let yourself enjoy the money you have, the love you feel, and the creativity you are expressing in the world. As that capacity for enjoyment expands, so does your financial abundance, the love you feel, and the creativity you express.”

Gay Hendricks, The Big Leap

A Sense of Destiny

“If you study the lives of the so-called greats of history, you will see time and again that these people had a sense of destiny about them. They believed that they would ultimately be successful. That belief sustained them through dark periods when, by all appearance, they had no right or reason to believe that they would prevail.”

“People who believe they are creative actually are more so.”

Laurence Boldt, How to Find the Work You Love