It's been about a month since I last referenced my girl Elizabeth Gilbert in a blog post, so I'd say I'm long overdue. :)
This week's print is an ode to one of my favorite passages from her book, Big Magic:
We all have that lunatic presence, living deep within our guts, that refuses to ever be satisfied with anything. I have it, you have it, we all have it. My saving grace is this, though: I know that I am not only an ego; I am also a soul. And I know that my soul doesn't care a whit about reward or failure. My soul is not guided by dreams of praise or fears of criticism. My soul doesn't even have language for such notions. My soul, when I tend to it, is a far more expansive and fascinating source of guidance than my ego will ever be, because my soul desires only one thing: wonder. And since creativity is my most efficient pathway to wonder, I take refuge there, and it feeds my soul, and it quiets the hungry ghost—thereby saving me from the most dangerous aspect of myself.
I hope that the print will remind you to live and create from a place of wonder rather than fear or expectation of praise. A reminder that I think we all could use from time to time. :)
Use the code WONDER in the shop to receive 15% off "My Soul Desires Wonder". Enjoy, and happy Monday!
Love & Respect,