“A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart. We know so many things, but we don’t know ourselves! Why, thirty or forty skins or hides, as thick and hard as an ox’s or bear’s, cover the soul. Go into your own ground and learn to know yourself there.” - Meister Eckhart
Go deeper into yourself and peel away the layers until you can see who you truly are. This is the sort of analysis and probing that will help you answer the question that great minds have asked across the centuries: “Who am I?”
You may be an artist, but that’s only the face you show to the world. Identification as an artist can create limitations, too. By defining who you are, you may categorize yourself and put yourself in a “box.”For example, a commonly held belief about artists is that they can’t or don’t make much money. Do you want to define yourself that narrowly?
As you explore yourself, you’ll discover that you’re capable of transforming yourself and creating your own world.You’ll be able to see yourself as you really are. You can either try to escape from this knowledge, or welcome it with open arms as an opportunity for self development. If you welcome it, you could change the traits you dislike and build on those traits you do like. Frequently, we have behaviors left over from childhood that served us well then, but don’t work well for us as adults.
You have the authority to discover you true self. How else can you define the future your are to exist in if you don't understand who you are? The truth hurts, and for some the exposure to their true selves can be disappointing, while for others it may be enlightening. The thing to remember is it is more damaging to live a life as someone you weren't meant to be. Take this time to self-reflect, be willing to step outside of the box, and embrace the endless possibilities and opportunities to become the best version of your true self. You will not regret it!