Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
Often when we’re searching for something to do with our lives we are bombarded with messages to ‘follow our passion’. While this is great advice for some, for others it can make them feel even more desolate, especially if they are unclear on what their passion is. In Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert smashes that advice and instead encourages you to follow something far easier – your curiosity.
She advocates that by following your curiosity you open yourself up to more opportunities, more wonder, inspiration, and of course, magic.
I found this book to hold an interesting take on creativity, and perhaps a new approach that lets us off the hook of feeling the need to be creatively perfect, what creativity means to the individual, and the role that fear plays in all of this and how to overcome it.
Spiritual in places, honest, direct and full of take-away quotes, I thoroughly enjoyed this book.