Self Expression is about being able to say what you mean or want to say. It’s about expressing yourself in words, music, painting or any activity that allows your inner expression to come out. Some people find it easier to write a poem than to verbalize exactly how they feel. Others express themselves through an activity such as painting, while others need an audience to preach to.
There are many situations where we are tongue tied or we simply do not know enough to say. Or we may feel bothered about something, but we just cannot put our fingers on it. Whatever the case, its human kind’s greatest art to speak our minds, hence the freedom of speech is our inalienable right.
Art of Self Expression
Self Expression is as vital to living as breathing. It is how we interact with others and the world. Self Expression takes place through communication, body language and even our clothes and hairstyles. Sometimes we do not even think about how we express our inner reality to those outside. It just happens naturally. AT other times, we may strive to express something and then fall short of what we meant to get across.
Sometimes we cannot access inspiration and creativity to know how we want to express. Other times we have an idea what we want to communicate, but we do not know how to make it manifest. We at times think that we do not have the necessary skills and talent required to express ourselves. Some of us have difficulty communicating because we are shy, insecure or just feel that our communication skills are lacking. Sometimes, we keep our mouth shut because we think that what we have to say will not make a difference anyway.
There are times when our outer self expression does not match our inner reality. We act nice and say superficially nice things when the reality is not how we feel. Many of us think that we have to say or feel or be something other than what we are. We say things that we do not mean, thinking that it is what others want to hear. We pretend to feel things that are acceptable so that others will approve of us. In this way, we hide our true selves both from others and also our own selves.
Mostly people speak about many topics during the day such as finance, work, travelling, problems and many others. All these are only on the outer side of a person. Within many things are happening such as anger, love, emotions, hatred, desires and many more. We have always listened to our thoughts and expressed them in words.
Self Expression is an integral part of the creative process. The creative process is an necessary to business, science, medicine, technology and everyday life as it is to art.