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Finding Authenticity Through Creativity

Authenticity and creativity are intertwined concepts, each contributing to and reinforcing the other in a harmonious relationship. Authenticity involves genuine self-expression and a true reflection of your values, beliefs, and experiences. It is about being true to yourself through your thoughts, words, and actions, and having these three areas align with each other.  When you aren’t in touch with your authentic self, you may say and do things based off of what others expect of you or you may give into social or peer pressure often.  As an authentic individual you are always in the process of making choices, taking responsibility for those choices, and you are aware that those choices have consequences.  You take responsibility for your own existence rather than following the crowd.


When you embrace your authenticity, you can tap into a wellspring of personal creativity that stems from an honest and unfiltered connection with your inner self. Authenticity acts as the anchor for your creativity, grounding it in a real and meaningful context. In this way, the creative process becomes the authentic expression of your identity, allowing for a more profound and impactful connection with your audience.


Conversely, creativity often serves as a vehicle for authenticity to manifest itself in many different forms. The act of creating something original, whether it be a piece of art, a solution to a problem, or an innovative idea, is a dynamic expression of individuality. The creative process encourages you to delve into the depths of your authentic self, pushing boundaries, and embracing the unique perspectives that make you who you are. In this sense, creativity becomes a medium through which your authenticity is communicated to the world. The overlap between authenticity and creativity is most evident when you allow your genuine self to guide your creative endeavors, resulting in work that not only reflects your personal truths but resonates with others on a deeper level.


Diving into my own creativity and cultivating my artistic expression has opened my eyes to a new world and has allowed me to fully embrace my authentic self.  It has been a journey of peeling back the layers of others’ expectations, emotional healing, rebuilding my confidence, and aligning my thoughts, words, and actions with who I have always been at my core.  I had to let go of the fear of being criticized or disliked in order to free myself to live my life in alignment with who I am.  This has created so much joy in my life and reawakened passions that I had put aside years ago.  I have stepped from the shadows into the light in order to share my art and myself to help others do the same.


How can you be in more alignment with yourself today?  Observe what you are thinking, saying, and doing each day.  Does it make you feel great, less than, or not enough?  Reflect on what makes you feel alive and energized and add more of that to your life.


Thanks for reading the blog! Be sure to check it out each week on Tuesday.  Next week, I’ll be exploring the connection between creativity, well being and happiness.  Be sure to get my free list, 10 Benefits of Creativity and see which benefits you connect with the most.



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