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Self-expression, the only Art.

Art is self-expression. To me, it is the most important thing in life. Because better communication requires the capacity for self-expression. Better choices in life require expressive thoughts, and that is thinking that can be creative and hopeful, visionary and confident in what can be built in the future.

Tips for self-expression:

1- My first and biggest tip would be to always be open to trying new things, new conversations, new habits. Learn new beliefs, even if they seem uncomfortable to you. Expand your understanding and leave any attachment to old views and ways of seeing the world.

2- A second tip would be to read and also watch movies. But read and watch inspiring things, and specially fantastical things. Such are stories or things that can really make you envision and create new thoughts, maybe even silly or unreal thoughts. It’s all about remembering the child’s creative mind again. I find that fantasy mainly does that for me.

My art:

I found self-expression in my artform, writing for my readers, because to have your own outlet to transform your frustration and anxiety into something useful is what it’s all about. I recommend you find your passion, commit to it, work at it daily; and whatever that passion is must make you more expressive and give you more freedom.

An example of my wring follows. This is a coming-of-age fantasy series. Middle grade/Young adult. This is #3 in the series BENJAMIN JONES. Coming May 31st 2022. This one is titled: “The Book of 1st Witchcraft.”

“So, under the guidance of Aldorf, they brought the casket, or magical box keeping Ben’s body, to The Place of Zaronn, or to the place of the elders.  And this wasn’t a place to bury the dead, but this was their most sacred place… 

“This was atop the other side of the enormous mountain, and it was a vast extension where their elders communicated with gods from different dimensions. This was indeed a divine oracle of sorts, and there were temples or places of holy meditation, and there were glowing trees spread throughout, and also thick pillars engraved with messages from the gods in different languages… 

“And so it happened that the snow wasn’t falling anymore, and in fact it was like it never had fallen because the soil on the mountain was dry and rid of any frost whatsoever. And as the strong orcs carried the magical casket on their shoulders, suddenly so, it started to quake violently on its own…

“And one of the creatures was hurt on his shoulder due to it, and the box thus was dropped on the hallowed ground.  SCRAATT!—  But, even though it had been thrown from more than 6 feet in height by brute reaction, the said box did not break or even suffer a mere scratch…” 

I started this book series to bring some entertainment, but also bring some insights and moral guidance to myself and to the reader. I always liked the worlds of ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Percy Jackson,’ so I wanted to write in the same narrative and adventure style.

If you’re interested in the series, you can find it on my website https://asarodriguez.com. Right now #1 in the series, “The Call of The shaman” is free to download on Amazon, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble.

COMING MAY 31st, #3 in the series,

“THE BOOK OF 1st WITCHCRAFT-

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What you owe to yourself.

 

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I knew someone who used to keep how he really felt bottled up inside, he was filling himself with all these unexpressed feelings and thoughts; but at some point he would feel overwhelmed due to all this toxic storage deep inside, and so like a balloon with too much air he would end up bursting into anger and anxiety.

This system of behavior was really bad for his own character development, for his mind and his overall health; and, furthermore, this really damaged his relationships and destroyed greater opportunities in life–i.e., his financial and societal opportunities, as his understanding of family values and tolerance of himself and of others.

And the worst, he would lose it whenever he would burst into these unexpressed emotions, his mind would get so angry and anxious that all love and understanding would leave him.  He would lose himself in that moment.

He would really hate himself afterwards though, because he was a really nice guy with really lots of love buried deep to share with others.  He just did not know the right way to share this love.

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And this can happen to any of us, if there is no self-awareness.  Self-awareness means in this case to know that you must express yourself to free yourself.

You have to share your thoughts and feelings with people; do not keep them inside just because you think they are negative or because you think people won’t like to hear them.

Be honest, but not cruel.  Transform your words and feelings accurately into direct truth.  Speak your mind, be firm in your personal convictions and loyal to yourself.  You owe that much to yourself.

And you also owe that much to others if you want to walk the ethics-and-morals path, and if you want your character to develop mightily in your life.

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Explore your very being…

Today I wanted to show you some of my paintings, because I was reminding myself this morning how important is to be creative and have an outlet–a source of your own where you can recharge and express yourself.  Whatever that is for you, learn to be creative in whatever you do, as simple and silly you think it might be; work at it, use the talents and intelligence you have to create, to inspire yourself and others, because that is where the key to being unique is found.

People tend to often live monotonous lives, and lives full of frustration and stress; the job, the kids, the relationship, the friends, the engagements, the idea I have to work on, the traveling, the rent.  But what about yourself…??  What about discovering yourself from the inside instead of engaging on activities solely on the outside…??  And people cannot find clarity and freedom in their lives, and this is because clarity and freedom come to your mind whenever this one is stress-free and calmed, peaceful and in love with yourself or with the person you are; thus free to be yourself and not follow a set pattern given by society.

To discover yourself you must then open yourself to new frontiers, to new paradigms, to new ways of exploring yourself.  So you can discover love and happiness in you as a trait of your very being…

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“Everlasting beauty.”

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“Samadhi.”

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“Set adrift.”

 

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“Reconnaissance mission”


 

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Developing great minds…

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Human beings are born to learn to express themselves, to be individuals and learn from their own mistakes; they have been given the great gift and opportunity to know pleasure and to know pain, to know happiness and to know misery, to know heaven and hell.  And it is indeed the greatest gift to know them both in order to experience life; this heaven and hell make up physical existence.  But still there are parents, lovers, friends, religions, and others, who try to show you the way or “sculpt” you into their own visions, who try to put you in a box while they instruct you in what is right and what is wrong.
They profess their own love and happiness unto you, their own way to do things–which from their points of view is honest and truthful.  But still, these are their own experiences pushed upon you; and when they push and you accept their views, as loving and well-intentioned they might be, you become a program, a follower and a slave, unable to experience your own life, just another pitiful cog in the machine of society and not an individual.  An individual is born from individuality, and such is the state of your own free self, is it not…??
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Your child’s life is not yours, but only your life is yours.  You may say to yourself, “I created him, and he exists because of me.”  No, in fact you merely allowed the environment and welcomed his divine entrance, you did not actually create life.  If you are a woman your womb served as sacred doorway between this realm and the purely conscious one; but, as strongly as you feel the connection, still the life’s essence is not yours.  If you are a man your only contribution to life was your seed, which did not cost you anything and so your only real worth is the title “father.”  But as the child grows his mind must develop freely, without your confusion and your particular beliefs, without your meddling into affairs which do not belong to you.

Love, happiness, God, truth–these are in each individual and have to be discovered by each individual…  Sadhguru, the wise yogi and mystic, when asked about the nurturing and parenting of his daughter said that he never allowed himself or anybody around him to teach and instruct his daughter with bias and opinions, beliefs and ideas; but that he makes sure that his daughter’s mind remains unattached and empty from society–including religious beliefs, all traditions, general views, and any judgement or discrimination made in the world…  Thus the human mind remains sacred and empty, able to wake up and fill itself with the wisdom of the sage…
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Courage.

“Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.” ~ Les Brown; American motivational speaker, author, radio DJ, former television host, and former politician.


“When you look in the mirror, what do you see?  Do you see the real you, or what you have been conditioned to believe is you?  The two are so, so different.  One is an infinite consciousness capable of being and creating whatever it chooses, the other is an illusion imprisoned by its own perceived and programmed limitations.” ~ David Icke; writer, public speaker.



Focusing on the problems brings more problems to the mind, not less.  The mind tends to limit itself, become narrow and obsessed, and it affects the whole perception of oneself and life; but what the mind needs is to be open, under guidance, it must stop focusing on problems and how big they are, and it must focus instead on the strength to get over them.  Problems are challenges to make you stronger and to help you become what you really are underneath the self-pity and all conditioned fear introduced in you by family, friends, religions, and society overall.

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Being unique is a celebration of your inner strength, where you express yourself and free your soul from all those muddy layers of the ego which limit you and tell you that you are not good enough or that you are not meant to be happy.

Courage then is to allow yourself to explore that inner strength in spite of all the people putting you down, in spite of your culture and traditions, in spite of your past memories and bad experiences, in spite of all the fears and confusions; furthermore, courage is to do over and over again through fear and confusion without losing enthusiasm for your own development, for your goal, for your life.


Why are you here if not to be truly the best you can be…??  And why would you allow your mind to be always in constant fear when you deeply know what your heart desires…?? 
You need to decide who you are going to listen for the big choices in your life… either your loud ego and the limitations it designs, or your heart and its Infinite Intelligence without limitations…  So decide.
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