I believe all beings are designed in God’s image, with a sense of spiritually, creativity and humor. And, one of my favorite quotes is by Ralph Waldo Emerson who says, “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” What I know by experience is that what lies within us, when set free will heal our woes and eventually benefit others. I also believe we really must love ourselves to get anything done in this world. We are imperfect humans that need good self-esteem, humor and laughter to bumper the challenges we all face every day. When we discover something that nourishes your soul and brings you joy like your true purpose, try to make room for it in your life.
Most of us need to chew on our daily experiences like puppies need to chew our feet and shoes. For instance, painters need to paint. Cooks need to cook. Writers need to write. Humans can and need to use their hands to feed their mind wellness. Just as Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung knew so long ago, “…language was not always adequate to express what we’re feeling but often, our hands know how to solve a problem with which the intellect struggles in vain.”
Self-care is never a selfish act, it is the gift we were put on earth to share with others. There are many ways to gift yourself to others. When sharing our true purpose with others, we begin to understand who we really are and why we were given our talents in the first place.
If you haven’t discovered your true gifts yet, check out the questions below:
What can you do all day without benefit of rest?
What gets your emotional circuits excited?
When you are most happily productive, what are you doing?
Are you present, mindful and authentic to your dreams, intuitions and other coincidences in your life?
We are happier people when we do what we feel we need to do. I don’t think we smile or laugh enough in these days of political and environmental craziness. Loving ourselves makes our heart feel more deserving of the good things in life. So, we’ll self-sabotage less and go after what we really desire with more motivation and focus than ever before.
The main reason why I value my own self-esteem so highly and why I write about this topic so often, fulfills and satisfies my need to inspire others. I laugh a lot at my imagination and the result of my own creative expression. Most of my art is simple and I enjoy serendipitous irony that comes with it. “Laughing is mysterious and unpredictable,” says Dave Chappelle, “A lot of times the humor does not come from pain exactly, it comes from things that make you anxious or afraid. It just helps you put them in perspective if you laugh at them.”
Those of us who do not yield to our natural gifts will always be looking for something outside yourself or someone to complete you. Our lives are like a great work of art, masterpieces that have little to do with fame and a lot to do with commitment, discipline and intention. We will never know self-love or wellness until we begin living our true purpose. Even I was surprised to find a fresher less tormented self, as well as a newfound confidence I could not have prophesied once I began a decade of self-expression with Art Therapy. You can, too! Change your life by changing how you spend your free time.
I’m Joyce White, I’m Winged for Art Therapy. We all have true talent. What a shame to waste our lives by not knowing how special we can be. I’ve been slowly and quietly growing and changing into the person I’ve always wanted to be through hard work and persistence. It is my hope my articles at Global Healing Exchange, will help others smile and find their own passion. Oscar Wilde tells us, “The soul is born old but grows young. That is the comedy of life. And the body is born young and grows old. That is life’s tragedy!”