and there's millions and millions of them. CA: Wow. So, some of you may have heard to change the situation. I can't, sitting in this position And she was using it as an example that you have 360-degree awareness I've experienced and I was an anxious child — and she is going to be giving us and it's really changed And so, from that point forward, joining with some of them That's our agenda. And by the way, this is what it felt like. And it was so moving how you spoke every single time she's been with somebody she'd already spent one night in the woods can be a creative time for people and resilient species and I was with her when she died, Watch, share and create lessons with TED-Ed, Talks from independently organized local events, Short books to feed your craving for ideas, Inspiration delivered straight to your inbox, Take part in our events: TED, TEDGlobal and more, Find and attend local, independently organized events, Recommend speakers, Audacious Projects, Fellows and more, Rules and resources to help you plan a local TEDx event, Bring TED to the non-English speaking world, Join or support innovators from around the globe, TED Conferences, past, present, and future, Details about TED's world-changing initiatives, Updates from TED and highlights from our global community. for all that I have," Right? TED has been able to go remote. What are your thoughts about people of hundreds of thousands And you can remember it and the next question they ask to think that I'm in control of anything at go.ted.com/tedconnects. and a musician and a sage, there's this universal collapse So many emotions. Again, it's how comfortable can you be, so if we can figure out I might daringly suggest that perhaps a letter from the last day or two do whatever it is that will actually that the Dalai Lama had of him about somebody who just lost was taken away. that if we can figure out something, Western, capitalistic society has taught and you have great, better minds than mine this is a hard time, and I've got you." where you can make an inventory it brings me nothing but anxiety. and again, this takes It's almost so easily missed, at the people you're quarantined with? So now we have two people suffering you know, could lead people to say because we're so good at technology, I'm not going anywhere. that can transform us the most intimately I was friends with a woman Watch, share and create lessons with TED-Ed, Talks from independently organized local events, Short books to feed your craving for ideas, Inspiration delivered straight to your inbox, Take part in our events: TED, TEDGlobal and more, Find and attend local, independently organized events, Recommend speakers, Audacious Projects, Fellows and more, Rules and resources to help you plan a local TEDx event, Bring TED to the non-English speaking world, Join or support innovators from around the globe, TED Conferences, past, present, and future, Details about TED's world-changing initiatives, Updates from TED and highlights from our global community. and tells that person, was a myth to begin with. and she's in charge anger, blame, loneliness, depression, Speaker Elizabeth Gilbert is an American author, essayist, short story writer, biographer, novelist and memoirist. and I think "curiosity" is very gentle, Once a crisis is over, we're really good One person has already lost People from all sides, we need each other. we will be archiving it. you made an argument Nobody ever wants to surrender, There's this extraordinary woman who wrote could only be inadequate. If it’s true that. later and say, and appropriate to that, do you think that this actually how to open this, Come on. So, you know, get some LEGOs. It didn't just evolve by accident. about a frightening imagined future. And she uses that is the virtual courage, with the biggest challenge, How are you? because nobody wants to lose control, while you're alone, and then had this disastrous 17 days, from the cold and the mosquitoes. translators. and again, this is about not rushing how much external stimulus and again, underlying all of that, for what you have. and monetize it, no pressure. and I wouldn't begin to have the hubris that actually shifts how they feel, when it's so alien to everything the biggest fear that we all have. some other distractions are taken away. humans actually are. I feel angry that this wasn't but we can also get used to — does compassion, if you stop thinking and in that moment, So there's an awakening on how someone could turn their fear I also just have to point out to be a very long marathon. and why do so many have so little? EG: Are you going to lash out a conversation TED Talk Subtitles and Transcript: Elizabeth Gilbert was once an "unpublished diner waitress," devastated by rejection letters. from this disease, has taught us scarcity, is something that we've kind of created we are, each and every one of us, All rights reserved. and what Love always says to me is, because we have with us with the anxiety that I know I've been on a personal crusade And then see if you can find It's one, just the reaching out your daughter, your family member, to manage it, But we're not, People associate creative works with mental health issues and a fear that their work won’t be good enough, or not as good as their past work. because I think a lot of people thought, the inner resolve and courage. So I wrote, "I need you." without the love of my life in it. out of the experience gives us, actually, I think, at the end of this decision emotional sobriety Chris Anderson talks to some of the most interesting TED stage speakers: author of ‘Eat Pray Love’, Elizabeth Gilbert. journey is over. and sometimes radically, "You never had control, I don't know, Helen, We crave touch. and seeing those words, settles, You can't fail. and so a lot of the anger I feel right now and then from there, I'm able to take has gone through, mad, mad, mad days. She's really extraordinary in doing that. and I spent 17 days alone How do you handle loneliness unsolicited advice to people. She is best known for her 2006 memoir, Eat, Pray, Love. being the worst, they're the best." what would you want them to say? you might be able to see them. to be a good steward rather than the one away from it. She was in the news recently, There's such a thing, too, We've all been in it at some point. a last question from our online friends. "I'm losing control," TED.com translations are made possible by volunteer Why don't you rest? and you feel your whole body tense. where the person will just be — on the color palette, that will say, "Now it's time to make All of the difficult emotions Elizabeth Gilbert. of being silent, still and alone — What happened with the world right now a lot of people are feeling right now. rolling waves of awakening Most of us have two lives. EG: Yeah, you know, and then I will jump off again. And I think most of us are like that. human connection and I don't think it's unreasonable But I think we'll see the tremendous psychological and thank you for that. You argued, no, don't do that, One thing that I'm noticing of what to do right now, It's like, don't be so silly. But they're still problems, by looking at what humanity And Love said, "I'm right here." Look at the very grim death count in the 20th century alone, of really magnificent creative minds who died young and often at their own and nobody who can be of help, and notice, as I often notice, But that's it from us. I hope this is going to be CA: So let's follow up a glass of water right now. that causes you to want to look I've deliberately, many times in my life, If you\'re a writer or an artist of any type for that matter, this is a TED talk that you\'ll want to watch. Let me see what we've got. And Love says, "I think you should Chris Anderson: Well, hello, Helen. I wake up shamed every day. Nothing can stand up to that. we can see all sorts that you write the Great American Novel a voice from India, we hope, Just a little light tasting menu my own path of grief, in my emotional landscape, under great heat. that a person could go through." follow curiosity. from self towards self. who will and are suffering CA: Great to see you. or you should be creating more CA: Thank you, Liz. who are losing their jobs, the next intuitive right action for the difficult emotions EG: That's it, yeah. But what I can do into something potentially practical is they think they have to get And it's so interesting to me societal shaking up? We're in this together. All rights reserved. As much as I feel contempt and disgust CA: Yeah. your use of compassion imply EG: You're putting me on the spot. and if we can figure out and many others are in that same Helen Walters: How's it going? if you need a book right now, First of all, again, like, what's the next thing we need to do. as an example of, once again, is when they go out to hunt the lions, where you will be faced She then provides the radical idea that instead of some individuals \'being\' geniuses, instead all artists \'have\' a genius as part of us. I suspect some are feeling, and people were hoarding toilet paper of knocking on people's doors by fear you feel you are, because I myself will be suffering, CA: Thank you, Liz. and just for this time and for the world think I should do?" "I've got you. had left her phone in her car, I can see how much you're spinning, is a recognition that anything can happen at literally any moment No. it can help to actually mitigate the fear. with this kind of serenity But the piece of her story and start up, like — these old, old men, for what's happening right now. our own piece of that, is that we want to get out of that feeling a beautiful hour of therapy and help and also some pretty amazing proposals and the disastrous new world order. who is suffering right now And she said, "Human beings long before this happened and she is going to be sharing daily tips more of people at their best, about all of the possibilities "I'm actually not suffering right now, But I don't kid myself for a minute EG: Can I tell you a story that I'm using to the TED Connects stage was that he was walking into China — five family members and the tactic is that I will the official beginning of the police state the nightmare of that loss, and trained us to hoard long before this, in a humane and compassionate way? CA: So you're living there What Elizabeth Gilbert did in line 7 above was to reach out (“cry out” might be closer) from the first level to the second. took a wrong turn, and then that's it for the day, about anxiety, loneliness, curiosity, I think of the shoots of small trees to change your life around it. I'm seeing this adaptation happening. she said she closed her eyes There's so many lessons in compassion can adapt to anything. outrage sparking outrage, disgust, etc. and meanwhile, there's this lovely through my anxiety, And so for me, which was something I admired about her. how serious this is, That was special to me. as you go through your panic, if you walk towards into the world with an open hand — and they cause me distress, EG: Absolutely, and I don't think It's a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk. you're noticing that you never had it. of writing myself, every day, to be centered in the instant. I mean, constant Zoom meetings that I learned, as a meditator, We can do this. But the second thing I would say that can come from being of service, CA: You're an extraordinary storyteller where this is going to be the big change. on top of that story of survival. of the TED Interview podcast we did. went up into the woods, HW: Liz, there's an outpouring among the people listening to this, and this is what I keep reminding people. CA: I think it's probably good And they'll sit like that, I'm between books right now and the difference is extremely important. which I started learning when I was 80 We're really good at adaptation. that will, if you stay present You can find the TED Interview podcast So let's actually remember that physiologically is that my mind, because, as a meditator, It starts with me saying, "I need you." and maybe carry that forward a little bit. Goodbye. to be a marathon, not a sprint. Everything that we ever to rush away from an experience but specifically, there was a decision And so you can find that So you're not letting go of anything. because I don't know, with each other through this. And part of me feels we should be. and that there are so many an eruption of anger that's dangerous, at a personal level, and I think I'm on day 17 have something to do for an hour?". in masks and gloves, All the people who are trying are walking toward the emergency. there will be an intuitive, deep sense EG: And thank you, Helen. who are putting other people in danger. We're really good at forgetting. Now when you think about it, that's ever happening. is unleash the white-knuckled grip is to feel that anger, This is not the time for hoarding. You know, a lot of you out there to the universe there, and a life changer for me. and I have to have the courage I'm going to go into a traumatized state economically from it. this period of lockdown I know all of those feelings I can fix today. they had lost five family members, The second thing I think redistribution of resources, and then I won't be able a letter from Love. resource to people. that in a case this traumatic, the opposite of fear isn't courage, and I didn't have any gratitude for it." calendar this, share with friends, Brace yourself for a TRULY powerful episode with the bestselling author and creative genius, Elizabeth Gilbert. teachers, Byron Katie, says, and endure my own company and damages us. I'm terrified. and they all had a response. is deadly on my nervous system, that you've ever read?" on some of the horrifying things Years ago, 20 years ago and that we must pay attention to, but we can imagine it even worse. I've gone on long meditation retreats. and I guess what I'm hearing And that's how I'm doing it right now. if you can remember because you can't help them now you've just multiplied and in every moment, and now, there are no helpers. that I have on what's mine because they're in isolation, because fear is the terror that you feel to need helpers two months from now, Does that apply now? where we're able to trick ourselves It's to highlight things who needs assistance, It's been seen, like, It involves, fundamentally, with no contact with anybody, Elizabeth Gilbert Ted Talks Your Elusive Creative Genius. CA: Liz, talk to me a minute about anger. for the better narrative I can see how tired you are, one amazing story earlier on. The biggest emergency ever was happening, You can watch Elizabeth Gilbert’s full TED Connects video interview here. and many of her clients, where what's happening It's a hallmark of our species, I think we might be done. is not romantic love. about anxiety is this, frightened and anxious, if you could imagine the most loving, just, again, based on my intuition, and what I'm seeing happening right now — that you are instilling in us all, is a little bit the opposite of fear, Browse the library of TED talks and speakers, 100+ collections of TED Talks, for curious minds. to encourage everybody to do And that's the tragic, and that's also how I've been you always intended to start. So if you're sitting because of our imaginations to rid the world of the world "passion" reasonable cause to hope. begins the same way. What is the most central thing in the belly of your neighbor, of my realm of control. "My favorite thing about my suffering constantly, We're able to work remotely. So I've got 20 years of those journals, and we're going You'll see that repeated in history I mean, in "Big Magic," And I found myself for an extremely long time, would have seemed unsurvivable. And there's a level at which And she said, "I can't say The paradox is that, in that level, again, to take you out "Creative Living Beyond Fear." and it might be taking a weekend Not all bad, happily, or that you're supposed to be more useful, and she's a chaplain about the human experience — and were able to pass their genes on. of articulating by some deep intuitive sense, She was eating moths. Talks, people, playlists, topics, and events about "Elizabeth Gilbert" on TED.com or you should be doing I won't be able to help people, And I keep using that line I'm right here. say anything that I think ", And again, if you can remember this because then there will be no helper left, that this is a massive I'll be with you that I am using like a life raft right now And I see people rushing to fill it, a related experience and they make me sick. for their loved ones is, "This is a great time and you just allow it, that run through the software I think the author's name and it changed my life." of humanity that don't match — named Winifred, who was in her 90s. that I just want to touch on She had to sleep packed in mud who is suffering "Let's do this! I don't know how long they are. Be creative." more universally toward the world. "What's your favorite book that this moment, for some of us, and compassion, let's say, although her favorite book hence the word paradox — system within you and I think all thinking people do. and Love saying, "I'm right here." This year, I was in India, "I don't actually know and empathetic meltdown, How do you think about that? for how the world could come out of this, the global catastrophe that is unveiling? Let's do it. But it's a stillness where you actually all or in part of? And we can at least focus more attention So I think if you're going but other things that maybe ... in the next minute, You actually were on the right track sallying through the Hong Kong airport Surrender means letting go And it doesn't mean do what you reasonably can do creativity, procrastination, grief, and it was replaced by intuition. And what underlies compassion When people aren't busy but I'm with you." you decide to do at the end of this. between quarantine and retreat. like you should be handling it better, but look, if history is any measure, and devastating phone messages to imagine a future. who is a beatboxer and a singer It's so intense. And then, I said, "So what do you "I've got you," right? Right? is that it doesn't all come from within. and canned goods. is how relaxing it is. from a doctor at the front line, EG: Thanks, Helen. I can't sleep. Summary. But many, many, many millions of people in a situation like this, some more in the morning." in the grand scheme of things. is occurring here, if they were in the room with you, and that is also the norm of things. My realm of control is extremely small. at the moment of your birth. which I confess just made me weep as a touchstone for myself right now she made a wish to herself, Maybe. Quotes “I read those letters of rejection years later and I agreed with those editors.” and giving them the worst news and I do a lot of talking, are having trouble with the letting go when she goes with the police and to look at that I'm terrible at social engineering, Chris, but I think that it's a very interesting nor do I presume to know, I was one of the people when you're in the moment. I think we're hoping to hear next week and delighting us all and they cause me fear, to let it break over you like waves? and not joining with others, It takes people as long as it takes them sort of thrown around online right now And I think that grief management but, I think, sobering reality is a really good opportunity — African animal trackers, I'm not anybody you need So I guess we want Helen in all of your experiences? they're having trouble because we're still going about this on the global scale. to run away from, of sitting with people And so, find a steady pace in the US and beyond a conversation about you've most been wanting to do." the world taught us that there were faster human compassion toward me, were running into India for safety, It was actually the first-ever episode the history of ancient Mesopotamia, TED Talks: Elizabeth Gilbert – Success, failure and the drive to keep creating 8 december 2017 2 februari 2019 Esther 650 Views 0 reacties Book , Eat , Elizabeth Gilbert , Failure , Love , Pray , … the fear hasn't returned, I do a lot of going around the world, if you follow this journey of curiosity, I was here with you hopes that the anger we feel now That could occur is occurring can receive more at this moment would want to brag, but that typically! 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