Fear is a basic human emotion. It emerges in response to perceived physical or psychological danger, which is strongly dependent on context and personal history. While people express fear differently, all fear responses both stem from and catalyze deep biological shifts and changes in the body and mind. There is much to learn about—and from—fear and our responses to it; perhaps most empowering is how, though we have no control over the fear that rises in our bodies, we do have control in our body’s response to it.
Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert’s books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity.
This inspirational book juxtaposes quotations, one to a page, drawn from Toni Morrison's entire body of work, both fiction and nonfiction--from The Bluest Eye to God Help the Child, from Playing in the Dark to The Source of Self-Regard--to tell a story of self-actualization.
“This is a book about making art. Ordinary art. Ordinary art means something like: all art not made by Mozart. After all, art is rarely made by Mozart-like people; essentially—statistically speaking—there aren’t any people like that.