For today’s post, my review on my latest read, ‘Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear’ by Elizabeth Gilbert.
Now, I haven’t read any of her other works, including her most well-known book, ‘Eat, Pray, Love’. However, after finishing this book, I’m now dying to get into her other works.
EXCERPT: Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert’s books for years. Now, this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us to uncover the “strange jewels” that are hidden within each of us. Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work, embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy.
“Do whatever brings you to life, then. Follow your own fascinations, obsessions, and compulsions. Trust them. Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart.”
My thoughts: Elizabeth Gilbert’s book on her unique perspective towards living a creative life, as well as working with your fear to help you achieve your goals, is inspiring to say the least. This is exactly the book that I needed to pick up, and there are not enough words to describe how GOOD this book is. It helps you approach failure and challenges in new and brave ways, as well as explores different ways of living life creatively and helping you achieve your greatest potential. I loved the way that she also related these ways to her own experiences, this made it so much more realistic and inspiring. This book is about facing your fears and failures head-on and letting inspiration lead the way, wherever that may be. This is definitely a book I will be going back to again and again, whenever I’m in a creative rut. Would definitely recommend!
Hope you enjoyed this review! For more information on the book, click here. Have any of you read this book? What do you think of it? Let me know in the comments below!
Written by: Alexia DeBono
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