This is an absolutely stunning talk by Elizabeth Gilbert at the TED conference. You must watch it. She talks about the creative process, on being a creative person and how that has come to mean being a semi-mentally unbalanced person filled with anguish. She talks about the anxiety she has been experiencing as she writes the book following the huge success of “Eat, Pray, Love” and how she needed some psychic distance between her work and the expectations of that work. This search led her back to Ancient Greece and Rome where an individual was not said to be a genius but to have a genius. There it was. That distance she was searching for. Watch it. It’s truly inspiring and for me it allows me to approach my own creative work with a little less angst and much more humility.