'To thine own self be true' my literary buddy Shakespeare said.
As I grow older, into my 'womanhood' (whatever the f**k that is), some elements of myself become clear, while others lurk in the shadows waiting for the day that they'll have their grand reveal.
The art of acting is an extraordinary tool to to study one's self. So is mediation. And therapy. And writing, for sure. And pretty much every moment in our lives hold in itself the opportunity to LEARN something about ourselves. Be it by our actions, or our words, or our inactions or what is held tight in our throats and never said.
The journey of getting to know myself, quite honestly - has been a fairly recent one for me.
Most of my life I was too busy BEING myself to have any clear understanding, analysis or opinion on what 'myself' truly was. I simply thought I knew. And only when one starts by saying 'I don't know' - the self begins unraveling its various disguises.
So here are some recent discoveries about myself that I was completely wrong about before:
*I am an introvert.
*I function better with daily routines than going with the flow.
*I DON'T know it all.
*I am pretty f**ing naive. (Shhhh....don't tell anyone!)
*My hand-eye coordination isn't as bad as I thought! (A positive, for sure)
*NO, I don't NEED meat. (My body and my heart are far better without it.)
*YES, I NEED nature. (Weekly dose in the forest preferably, but hey, I'm not picky. Nature is fantastic in all its attributes.)
More to come, as I peel the onion that is the 'self' and see what truly it is...
How do YOU practice the art of 'getting to know thyself?
*Art By Nicola Pucci
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
Header Art: Daniel Landerman