As human beings, we’re hardwired to create. Each of us— yes, even those that argue against our creative impulses— are, indeed, creators. Our work, our ideas, our ability to generate new possibility at will is nothing less than hope in the physical form.

But how can we be expected to put ourselves out there creatively when we are terrified of falling flat on our faces? How do we summon the strength to keep creating, despite our fear of being misunderstood, exposed or rejected? In this episode of Magic Lessons, host Elizabeth Gilbert talks to her guest, Brene Brown, about the importance of vulnerability, the power of courage and why creativity is a necessary component to wholehearted living. This is a must-listen for anyone who doesn’t consider themselves a “creative person,” or anyone struggling to take a leap in their own creative life.


From the podcast: What are magic lessons? Roadmaps for the path to creativity–the extra nudge we need when we’re feeling stuck in our creative lives.

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