Finding yourself and creating changesteemCreated with Sketch.

in art •  last year

  The greatest and most important adventure of our lives is discovering who we really are. Yet, so many of us walk around either not really knowing or listening to an awful inner critic that gives us all the wrong ideas about ourselves.  

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” Aristotle

  We mistakenly think of self-understanding as self-indulgence, and we carry on without asking the most important question we’ll ever ask: Who am I really?  

  Finding yourself may sound like an inherently self-centered goal, but it is actually an unselfish process that is at the root of everything we do in life. In order to be the most valuable person to the world around us, the best partner, parent etc, we have to first know who we are, what we value and, in effect, what we have to offer.  

  I have been very hard on myself for most of my life. I have not been truthful with myself and have had unrealistic expectations therefore, setting myself up for disappointment.  

   What I know for sure is that the journey is worth taking. I am slowly becoming calmer, more aware and more tolerant. I am learning how to pay attention to my feelings and understand myself better. The key is not to get stuck in your current lost state and to tap into your creative power to create a life you love. For me, it was painting that helped me explore myself.  

"To find yourself, think for yourself, I know you won't believe me, but the highest form of Human Excellence is to question oneself and others."- Socrates


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Great and in-depth article :)

I like this painting, great....upvoted
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beautiful colours, inspirational story!

Good positive picture!

Beautiful! I followed you.

This is quite insightful, I like the part about how creativity allows you to explore yourself and come to terms with who you are. It helps if everyone is happier with themselves because their interactions with other humans more valuable and meaningful.

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Very good. Upvoted and Followed