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TED Talk - Elizabeth Gilbert on Genius

I know it's long, but here's a great way to start your day. Her talk is about the nature of creative genius. Does it come from within us, or as ancient societies thought- is it a divine being that guides us to our creations? She discusses how the notion of creative genius has historically stifled artists and causes them unhealthy pressure- especially if they've already created a master piece. I for one, have to get in a zone when I'm creating whether it's photography, drawing, beading, etc. Am I tapping into my own creativity or tapping into a higher power?