Artists have a natural curiosity for life...Even as children, they have a tendency to push the boundaries and question the status quo...It's an inherent part of being a creative individual...
Each time artists risk, expose, and make themselves vulnerable, each time they give a voice to those authentic parts of themselves, they have the capacity to touch others and to express the thoughts, hopes, and struggles of humanity. This is why art has inspired people for thousands of years.
Art unifies and connects us to each other. It casts a wide net, welcoming even those who have been marginalized. Art dares to be heard. It questions, pushes, risks, and speaks of what has been suppressed by society.
It is important then, as artists, to discover this authentic voice, to be comfortable in what is uncomfortable, to be strong in our vulnerability, and to be aware of anything that holds us back from that. How often do we edit ourselves? How often do we change who we are, curate our lives, to please others or to be accepted? And in doing so, how does this ultimately affect our happiness, our confidence, our lives, and of course our art?
It touches each one of us to be understood, but understanding occurs at a level of truth and vulnerability. We can only really be understood, when we risk being seen. And to be truly accepted, we must risk acceptance for authenticity. This is the place where transformation happens…personally, in our families, in communities and globally. It only takes one person, but ultimately, authenticity liberates and empowers each one of us.
How to tap your authenticity:
Journal, Create, Rebel, Meditate, Allow, Accept, Encourage, Play, Travel, Read, Unplug.
Ideas to strengthen your authentic voice:
Follow your intuition, Take risks. Be bold. Be brave. Extend compassion and kindness,
Keep an open mind.