Elizabeth Gilbert: Ordinary Genius.

Via Benjamin Riggs
on Feb 5, 2011
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Spirituality and Creativity.

Meditation is such a pervasive movement that its effects take innumerable forms. Beyond the habitual responses and preconceived assumptions of the conscious mind rests a pure intelligence. Meditation enables us to move beyond the compulsive dynamics of consciousness in order to both, discover and be a spontaneous expression of this intelligence.

In this wonderful video Elizabeth Gilbert describes, from a writer’s point of view, the movement from mundane consciousness to “genius.” Enjoy!

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About Benjamin Riggs

Ben Riggs is the author of Finding God in the Body: A Spiritual Path for the Modern West. He is also the director of the Refuge Meditation Group in Shreveport, LA and a teacher at Explore Yoga. Ben writes extensively about Buddhist and Christian spirituality on Elephant Journal, and his blog. Click here to listen to the Finding God in the Body Podcast. To keep up with all of his work follow him on Facebook or Twitter.


5 Responses to “Elizabeth Gilbert: Ordinary Genius.”

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  2. FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for posting this, Ben!

  3. Leigh Ann says:

    Brilliant!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. […] more joyful, more real. Every action is done with complete inner authority. In Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert’s aha! moment at the ashram came when her seva was changed from cleaning the floor to shepherding a […]