When in doubt, go home

An important lesson from Elizabeth Gilbert.

Author Elizabeth Gilbert: After grief, I was ready for sensuality

This is an article I wrote for Medium a couple of weeks earlier. It hasn’t received the attention I thought it would, but I think it’s an important concept for creatives to understand – so I decided to share it with you here. What follows is an into + a button to read the article.

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“There’s something in this world that you love more than yourself.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert’s words echoed in my mind as I finished watching her sensationally thought-provoking (and sensationally short!) TED talk.

It was painful “medicine.” But I guess the patient needed it. Until that point, I have been fighting with depressive states, possibly the first identity crisis, and not knowing what to do with myself.

“What is it that I love more than myself?” I asked myself. After all, I love myself very much. Some might say too much: my 22-year-old ego is known for going out of control on more than one occasion.

There must be a “home” for me somewhere. And according to Elizabeth Gilbert, when you’re lost, all you need to do is return to it…

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