Self-Expression

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I am not an artist, in the strictest sense of the word. I write some, dabble with mixed media journaling, and play a mean kazoo. In the big wide world my efforts are modest at best, but they satisfy a basic need – the need to express oneself creatively.

Having a creative outlet is not only healthy, but necessary. In our deepest parts we have things that are crying out to be seen and heard. Laying yourself bare in a poem or painting is cathartic. It’s a beautiful way of sharing an intimate part of yourself with the world.

Our bodies are art. Every line, angle, wrinkle, fold, freckle and scar tells a story. It is our geography and our history. We are, each of us, exactly the way we are supposed to be. And we are exquisite.

Tell me about your creative outlet. Is it music, sculpture, photography? I would love to hear about it, or see it. Please share.

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14 thoughts on “Self-Expression

  1. I’m nodding my head to say yes! we certainly need creative outlets, and our bodies are art. Wonderful, beautiful art. Art to give and receive pleasure. My creative outlet is writing, and I’d be a ball of stress without it. Writing doesn’t take away all the stress, but it helps make me feel better.

      1. Sometimes a poison, sometimes an antidote 🙂 Writing can add to my stress, when trying to sort out a story. But writing can also calm my stress from other things. Thanks for the compliment!

  2. I really appreciate this article. Creative outlets are so important. I love to explore many: playing viola (a recent return to this); DANCE (especially clothes free, but love social dancing like blues, swing, salsa, etc.); WRITING I love writing so much, whether reflective or poetry; and for me my yoga practice is also at times a creative outlet for me as well. Singing in the shower, too, but that’s a private affairs that maybe outlets to my neighbors if I hee-haw too loudly :-p

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