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expressing truth authentically

"[H]er words were always like ready-made clothes, and never fitted individual thoughts. Anybody might have used them, and with a change of proper names, they might have served to describe any [subject]." - Elizabeth Gaskell - parentheses mine

The quote above portraits one of my greatest afflictions.  I shun doing anything in a run-of-the-mill way.  As an artist, it is not only what I express that matters, but how I express it.  expression is an essential art form to me, whether I am writing, painting, skate dancing or connecting with someone.  It is a never-ending search for beauty in the common place.  

Whenever I express my ideas, I am compelled to approach them as if composing some kind of love letter -- that is, I put my heart and soul into what I do.  I go to the depth of my inner core to find the words, the colors or the movements to match the feelings.  

When it comes to writing I follow authentic authors who help me avoid phraseologies and catch phrases that create cognitive dissonance – not only to the hearer/reader, but also to myself.  As a Christian, I don’t know how to fit all the loose pieces together. I’m coming to realize there are not only many conflicting doctrinal views converging on one another, but expressions /styles to consider as well. All this diversity requires heavy doses of humility and self-examination in order to sort it out.     ~ intuitivefeeling ©                                       

 

iNtuitiveFEeling iNtuitiveFEeling 51-55, M Jan 23, 2013

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