5 Reasons to Start Expressing Yourself

What is Self-Expression?

Self-expression is a display of individuality whether it’s through words, clothing, hairstyle, or art forms such as writing and drawing. Being self-expressed means that people will see your spirit and true character; they will see the totality of who you are. And sharing of one’s “self” fully is the ultimate in generosity and is vital for peace, happiness, and fulfillment.

It is not always seen as socially acceptable to express feelings , especially what some people consider to be bad emotions .As they are afraid of being negatively judged , so many are hesitant to express themselves .

Hiding who you are allows you to literally and figuratively play it safe and sometimes for a very good reason . But on a deeper level , it stunts you .

Here are five reasons why you should stop hiding and start expressing yourself , all in the name of personal growth and learning :

1. Hiding is a Veil of Truth :

Hiding act as a veil of truth ; it stunts you , withholds you from using your gifts , and douses your inner light . Hidding takes thought planning and constant monitoring ; in other words , it robs you of energy you could be using to do important , meaningful work and make real connections with other.

2. Expression Depends on Discernment :

Learning when and how we can express ourselves often begins as children and over time we develop an inner knowing of what is and is not appropriate. The challenge comes when we are repeatedly asked to not express ourselves, through appearance, speech, ideas, etc. and then end up feeling disconnected from ourselves. Expressing ourselves is a balancing act that requires us to live with respect and compassion for others but also for ourselves. Living in a state of perpetual hiding weakens us over time, so we must discern what balance works best and make choices that allow us to live freely within that balance.

3. Frustration = Lack of Alignment :

Frustration forces you to face your expectations. It requires that you think about what you value, what rewards you, and what your real end goal is. What do you need to express and why? What do you need to accomplish and how will that make you feel? What is really keeping you from moving forward (it may not be what you think). Taking time to figure out the link between expression and alignment allows you to live truthfully and goes hand in hand with being able to discern when you can and cannot express yourself.

4. Releasing Old Fear Frees You :

Living on autopilot with our old fears keeps us from growing and learning so it’s important when fear strikes to work on getting to the root of it (abandonment, rejection, reprimand, being made fun of, etc.) By releasing old fears, you again free up energy and time to do other more important things that bring meaning, joy, and purpose to your life. You also gain slowly gain confidence in yourself and shore up the foundation of your self-esteem. Outdated fears are like chains tied around your ankles, unlock and toss them away, so they no longer hold you back and drag you down.

5. Letting Go of the Past Makes Room for the Future :

You are a work in progress, and because change is inevitable, it’s important to understand that what worked in the past may not work in the future. What you feel compelled to express now may not be what was important to you in the past . Evolving who you are and what you express changes. If it doesn’t, you’ll stagnate. And if you’re stagnating you’ll know because you’ll feel frustrated, out of alignment, and you’ll be spending way too much energy trying to fit in with the crowd vs. understanding when and where you can best be of service.

Self expression is truly important but the person with whom you are expressing is also important. Identifying appropriate people to share your emotions with is necessary . We cannot share it with anyone or everyone . It can be a group of friends or family or just the one person with whom you are comfortable and sure that the person will understand and be true to you or not judge you someone close to you .

You should surely try to start exploring yourself .Sometimes in the process of potraying who you are not you may loose your true innerself which is more charming .

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