To Unleash Your Creative Power, Have the Courage to Befriend Your Fears

Fuel for my soul

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Lessons on courage and creativity from Big Magic.

For a long time, I resisted reading anything by the author ofEat, Pray, Love.

But after months of badgering from several people I respect and trust, I finally caved and picked up a copy ofBig Magicby Elizabeth Gilbert. And I’m very glad I did!

Part creative autobiography, part motivational kick-in-the-pants, the book is an inspiring and practical call to action to break through our fears and unleash the creative force within us—no matter what form that may take: mystery novels, ice-sculpting, zero-scape gardening, whatever.

Because ultimately, life itself is a work of art.

Which means, it is our responsibility — and great joy — to create the best version of it we can.

What follows is a collection of my favorite quotes from the book along with a few brief thoughts of my…

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