What Defines You As An Individual From Within? | Art Therapy

What Defines You As An Individual From Within? | Art Therapy


What really makes us what we are Are we just defined by that of which happens around us to think that? We’re nothing more than the things that we do to be a human doing rather than a human being and to think that we Have to be this type of person to have any accomplishment in life You think that by not to being what? others deem a respectable thing to be in life that you don’t have any value or that there’s no meaning I mean what really makes you what you are and Who you are now? So much that is affected by where you’ve been born at I’ve been raised your parents the environment that you live in all these things factored in so much into making you who and what we are and We don’t want to think about the past too much but then at the same time there’s a lot of things that happen in the past that Make you what you are now the environment the things that you have no control over and Making the choice to not even think of the past and to only focus in the present You wouldn’t even be in that position to make that choice if you didn’t have actions and things happen to you in The past to make you who and what you are now We tend to get caught up in these ideas of what we have to be what we have to do in life If you’re being pulled in all these different Directions by people telling you that you have to be this way or that this is the right way to pursue things in life People put you down they tell you’re not good enough and the times you go to compare yourself somebody that’s really good at something they Tell you that you are wasting your time and then When you get asked by somebody, what are your hobbies, what are your interest and they tell you that? You’re bragging about yourself simply by answering the question because of their own jealousy and there’s all this conflict and I see people losing touch of what it really means to be themselves and they own identifier by the things that Happen around them They don’t really know themselves they can learn so much They can have an associates a bachelor’s a masters degree a PhD They can know so much about the world happening around them. But yet know so little about what’s happening within themselves and They define their entire being by the perception of What people think of them? who they are they try to uphold this idea of being someone That is this Archetype in this this figured that they build up inside of their mind that They see of what other people think of them. They try to build upon this that they attach themself as that identity You can take somebody for example that maybe what they really enjoy doing is It could be art could be writing or singing or any other hobby or passion that they have and They start identifying as that as if there’s no meaning of value to them other than if they try to be the best in the world at that one thing I Don’t only do drawing I do writing and poetry I’ve had interest in sprinting in powerlifting I’ve had interest in many things but I think a lot of times We get caught up in trying to be this person that we’ve built up in our mind and we are we attach ourselves to that and you often see someone that They might have something that they’re really good at one thing and then they’re trying to pursue something else that isn’t this identity of what they are that people receive them to be and They get made fun of they’re told that you can’t do that that’s not you and I See it as if people feel that they are entitled to the entertainment of someone else because of the identity that they perceive them to have and to be you might see someone as a an artist and let’s say They want to pursue something else on the side as a hobby or something. They enjoy and People want to only identify off that person as Someone that is only an artist or you could have somebody that this could be a boxer or An athlete or maybe a musician or whatever is that they do People think tend to think of you. Is that one thing? They tend to think of you as a one-dimensional person Instead of thinking of it outside of the box and thinking about three dimensionally and seeing you as a whole But the point isn’t to try to make everybody All their views of you trying to change all of that because a Lot of times you can’t really change a lot of people’s opinions about you and there’s no point in trying to because often times one thing I’ve noticed is that No matter how hard you try there’s a lot of points to where you can do a million Good thing for somebody and the one time you do something one mistake or you say one thing wrong? They always hold that against you and they use that to define who you are based on that one mistake And then they get completely attached to that one mistake and think of it as what defines you as a person and I will see people going out and trying to find negativity in it and everything trying to find a reason to put other people down a reason to complain or make excuses that They can’t or do they can’t do something or that they can’t be something to try to find fault and everything that is around them and We get pulled in all these different directions of who we shouldn’t shouldn’t be Being told that we’re not good enough. We should go in this direction and It’s often I noticed that whenever people try to tell you that who should be all the time they’re constantly telling you that You have to live this way They end up being very depressed or sad or miserable and I Think that sometimes what happens is that they don’t want to see you being extremely happy or you pursuing what you want to do in life because it reminds them of the choices that they didn’t want to make and then you have Know often that you try to improve yourself and people put you down you Try to do things to help other people And they said that you’re being selfish and then you do things to improve yourself So that you can then go out there and help other people then you’re told you’re selfish and That’s why It it doesn’t really matter As much about what’s going on around you as it matters is what’s going on inside of your mind and what you’re thinking of of the experiences that you’re having Because People can say all these things you can have all these things happen but a Lot of depends on your perspective of it what you’re thinking and for me when I say that I’ve gone through life experiences or that I talk about Things that have affected me and how they’ve affected me I don’t say it in a way to put up the people down order to say that my experience is because they’re this way That I know I’m bright or anything If you’re going to ask somebody for advice or an opinion and Then turn around and put them down and to say that and claim that They’re trying to say that they’re better than you it’s just self-defeating really and I Just want to share my experiences to help people. I just want to Be myself to do what I enjoy because I mean if you’re just going out in the world and going through life doing everything because People tell you that You know, that’s that’s how you should live then You’re not really being you you’re not doing what you want to do if everybody was to agree on a certain idea and if most people agreed that Let’s say you’re to pick a different color. If you ask many people what their favorite color is you might have a lot of people picking a certain color and let’s say Their favorite color is the color of my jacket and most people say it’s green Doesn’t matter that most people might think that If you have a different opinion does that mean it’s completely wrong? It’s completely based on your perception of what you think of what you feel we’ve gone through life to make you into what you are and everybody attaches himself to this label of something rather than Defining themselves by who they are through their life experiences and Taking those experiences to be something rather than trying to Be something that is defined by what other people think or label to associate themselves with something such as a group or an idea that other people have and often see people that they want to help themselves or to improve or to get over things and they keep looking outward they keep trying to find all the answers by reading book and they don’t spend time just stopping thinking relaxing and Really paying attention to what they’re thinking and their emotions What’s helped me get through things and as I’ve said before when I say this, I’m not saying it to Put other people down or set it on right? I’m just giving my experiences to help other people For me by setting my emotions aside and thinking logically It allows me to take a look at myself and the choices I’m making to realize What it is that I’m doing with my life why I’m making these choices and why it would be that I think I’m a certain type of person or Why maybe if all of a sudden I start worrying about it people’s opinion so much or something starts bothering me I can send myself back in line back on track – what I wanted to do what makes me happy and often people get This idea of that they have to be a certain thing that what you say at one moment Permanently defines who you are for the rest of your life. We always change a Life changes we change over time. I mean just because you might have said or done something at one point in your life That doesn’t mean that that’s who you are forever. I mean if that was the case Then we’ve all been chosen at some point. Does that mean we’re chosen forever? I mean, it sounds silly to ask or say that but that’s what it’s like I Mean there is a point to where someone might make a mistake or a decision and if they keep repeating that Then it’s understandable as to why you might not want to talk to that person with that person might be a bad influence But just because someone makes one decision once in their life that doesn’t define who they are forever. I think that people often want to do this because they don’t want to spend time to actually Consider how they’re affecting other people or to think logically rather than only thinking emotionally and setting out to put other people down and Setting out to outwardly reject their own insecurities and the people around them So as we go through life and we do all of these things to try to be something or be someone You have to realize that you just have to be yourself and Did not think so much about what everybody else around you is saying take a moment to sit down and to think about What makes you happy? What do you enjoy? What does all of this mean to you? What is more important to you than other things and Just take some time to think about that And when thoughts enter your mind their opinions of what other people think or they are opinions of the world around you push that aside and just focus on what You are as a person not what defines you by the things you’re doing Or attaching yourself to emotions or the external world around you Think about who you really are discover yourself because if you don’t you’re gonna go out in the world and you’re gonna be lost and the only thing you’re gonna have to define who you are is The perception of what other people think of you? because at the end of the day what really matters Is what you think of yourself? You

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