Never Stop Expressing Your Unique Self


Purpose, value, efficacy, and self-worth are all important components of a meaningful existence.

One of the most fundamental issues we all ponder at some time in our lives is what the meaning of life is. Philosophers, poets, physicists, and other thinkers have pondered it for ages. Many philosophers contend that the aim of life is to pursue happiness, while others would contend that it is to realise a specific goal. However, in my opinion, the fundamental purpose of life is self-expression. One of the most amazing things you can do in life is express yourself. It enables you to communicate with your inner self and expose the world to your ideas, feelings, and thoughts. You feel alive & fulfilled when you take part in activities that let you express yourself. You believe you are changing the world and leaving your mark.

If you stop to think about it, you feel as though time stands still when you are engaged in an activity that is genuinely a reflection of who you are. Being fully aware of your sensations and ideas, you are in the zone. Living a life with meaning and purpose entails doing things like these. Finding the things that give you a sense of aliveness and going for them with all of your might are the key concepts. According to poet and author Allen Ginsberg, “Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.” Each of us holds certain views and convictions. But one thing never changes: the pursuit of self-expression, self-definition, interpersonal interactions, and other self-centered pursuits is more concerned with the meaning of life than anything else.

By improving our self-awareness, these activities enable us to live more satisfying lives. Starting with who you are can help you build a meaningful existence. It entails being aware of your values, driving forces, worldview, and strengths and shortcomings. It serves as the basis for fulfilling interactions and pursuits. We want to achieve things that make us feel alive when we define who we are. Our values and beliefs guide the decisions we make. It’s a practise that results in a stronger feeling of life’s meaning and fulfilment. A crucial part of life is being able to express oneself. There are several variations of it. Art, photography, music, dancing, and writing are all forms of self-expression. By locating and completing additional side projects or worthwhile employment, you can also further your interests.

Many individuals engage in sports, volunteer work, education, travel, and interaction with like-minded others as ways to express themselves. Self-expression experiences and activities are more than simply enjoyable hobbies; they hold the key to understanding the ultimate purpose of life. When you are participating in things that bring out the best in you, time appears to fly by. You are alert and alive, and your attention is on the here and now. This condition of being, which psychologists refer to as “optimal experience,” has the potential to increase pleasure and well-being.

Find your ikigai zone of brilliance. According to Hector Garcia Puigcerver, author of Ikigai: The Japanese secret to a long and happy life, “Be led by your curiosity, and keep busy by doing things that fill you with meaning and happiness.” It stands for the meeting point between your interests, your skills, what the world wants from you, and what you can be compensated for. The phrase “Zone of Genius,” on the other hand, was created by Gay Hendricks and is included in his book “The Big Leap.” It refers to the pursuits that you excel in and that provide you the most happiness and contentment. The intersection of your interests, abilities, purpose, and financial security is represented by the combination of these two ideas. You can discover your real calling here and feel a profound feeling of happiness and satisfaction. It takes reflection, self-awareness, and a willingness to try new things to find your Ikigai Zone of Genius.

Finding and residing in this zone may take some time, but the benefits may be immense. It might be frightening to put yourself out there and reveal who you are to the world. However, the benefits far outweigh the risks. Everything fits into place when you’re living truly. The right people come your way, opportunities present themselves, and you have an indescribably peaceful and contented feeling. You may better grasp who you are, what you believe in, and what you want out of life by engaging in self-expression.

The biggest success is insisting on self-expression. “Believe in yourself; never copy. In contrast to the skill that you have borrowed from another, you only have an impromptu, imperfect possession of your own gift, according to Ralph Waldo Emerson. Everyone has a unique gift to impart to the world or to themselves. You are actually living a meaningful life when you recognise your individuality and use it to create, invent, or just make others happy. Whether we express ourselves via writing, art, singing, dancing, or even cooking, it offers us meaning and fulfilment. By communicating our feelings and thoughts, we express ourselves in a way that brings out the best in us.

Deeper self-connection is made possible through it. We may define who we are and what we stand for via self-expression. We connect with our inner selves and real essence when we express ourselves. Better self-awareness and self-acceptance result from it. It’s not enough to merely do activities you enjoy to express who you are. It also involves taking on challenges and stepping outside of your comfort zone. You discover more about yourself and what you’re capable of if you put yourself out there when you take chances and do things that make you uncomfortable. It’s an experience that fosters resilience and self-assurance, two traits that are crucial for success in life.

“Spontaneity and excitement are missing from life without self-expression. According to author and lifelong student of Eastern ideas Laurence Boldt, “it lacks meaning and purpose without service to others. Furthermore, expressing oneself involves more than just producing something material. It also has to do with how we act and communicate with other people. Connecting with others can also be facilitated via self-expression. People are inspired to be real and true to themselves when we are. Positive and genuine ripples we produce have the power to change our surroundings. By interacting with people and sharing our important work, we forge bonds and discover similar interests.

Make time to investigate your hobbies if you’re not sure what the purpose of your life is. What brings you life? What makes you happy? What causes you to lose track of time? Find methods to convey your everyday interests once you have recognised what makes you special. It may be as straightforward as discussing your ideas with a buddy or as audacious as launching your own side business. It’s crucial that you act and begin leading a life that genuinely reflects who you are. Of course, it’s not always simple to explain oneself. Understanding yourself, looking inside of yourself, challenging yourself, and actually holding yourself accountable takes time. According to actor, comedian, and film producer John Leguizamo, that is self-expression.

Apply the “four questions rule”: If you can answer the four questions of “purpose,” “value,” “efficacy,” and “self-worth,” your life will be meaningful.

  • Meaning of Life: What is the purpose of my life? What do I feel strongly about? Why am I in this place?
  • What do I value, exactly? What matters most to me? What do I hold dear?
  • Effectiveness: Am I having an impact on the world? Am I making a difference with my skills and abilities?
  • Self-worth: Do I have faith in my abilities? Am I worth anything? Do I think well of myself?

These are the kinds of questions that can help us live a more purposeful, happy, and satisfied life.

We all engage in self-centered activities to express ourselves, define ourselves, form connections, and find meaning and purpose in our lives. Life’s meaning is a personal experience. The key to living a meaningful life, though, is to engage in activities that allow you to express yourself. You may live a more meaningful and rewarding life when you take the time to understand both yourself and people around you. So go ahead and express yourself, identify yourself, create those connections, and partake in self-care activities; all of these are necessary steps on the path to living a meaningful life. Keep in mind what contemporary dancer and choreographer Martha Graham said: “There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, & because there is only one of you in all time, this is what you bring to the world.”

“Find Your Voice” is a collection of over 100 heart warming poems that will leave you feeling inspired and motivated. This book is filled with beautiful and encouraging poems that remind you that you can always find your voice in this world. Each poem is carefully crafted to provide comfort and hope in times of darkness and doubt. When you need a reminder of the light within you, pick up a copy of the book today.”


18 Comments Add yours

  1. Great post thanks and I enjoyed reading it.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for taking time to read my post and leave a thoughtful message, Andrew!

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  2. sicetnon3 says:

    Yes, connecting with other points of view expands the understanding of the whole. It’s possibly how we become “holy”.

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    1. GS says:

      True. Actively considering other people’s points of view happens when you try your best to suspend judgement and understand that person’s thoughts, motives, and emotions; as well as why they think and feel the way they do. In this sense, perspective taking is an intentional process rather than something that is automatic.

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      1. sicetnon3 says:

        Yes, still, for me it is a perspective recognition and appreciation because it is a receiving more than a “taking”.

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  3. CattleCapers says:

    And courage to take risks to pursue your passions. I’ve lacked that too long through self doubt (spurred by too much criticism from others).

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    1. GS says:

      I am so happy you are pursuing your passions now. If enthusiasm and passion are present, people tend to be more resilient when encountering obstacles. People who are passionate about what they do, rather than just “in it for the money,” tend to be people who have more positive outlooks and can overcome difficulty through problem-solving.

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      1. CattleCapers says:

        Indeed. Thank you. Enjoy your week.

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      2. GS says:

        You too

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