What is Self-expression?

What is Self-expression?

Some might say this: 

“Self-expression is a display of individuality whether it’s through words, clothing, hairstyle, or art forms such as writing and drawing. Being self-expressed means that people will see your spirit and true character; they will see the totality of who you are.

“Or this”

…the expression or assertion of one’s own personality, as in conversation, behavior, poetry, or painting. Origin of self-expression Expand. 1890-1895. 1890-95. … They have formed a generation that fosters individuality, self-expression, and plurality.

“Or this”

Neuroscience is teaching us that ‘self-expression’ might be one – if not the most important ways for people to connect, navigate and grow with 

…”But really, I think it’s this:

“What is the Self? The Self is your bridge to the universe… Like the sun at the center of our solar system, the Self provides you with light, heat, and stability. The capital “S” is there to remind you that this is not the same “self” that appears at the top of your check book; this is not your finite personality. The Self is what connects you with eternity.” 

-from Austin Hill Shaw’s The Shoreline of Wonder: On Being Creative

What do you think?


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