EXPRESSION by Corey Lynn for Corey’s Digs

Expression – the one commonality all human beings embody, but so few are able to truly express themselves. It’s not because they lack the words, the imagery, or the ability to do so. It’s because the system has used the mute and pause buttons on society since the beginning of time. Be quiet, wait your turn, I’m talking, you can’t do that, that wasn’t the assignment, I don’t care what you think, you’re not an artist, wait in line, there’s no time for that, don’t speak, you have to do it this way, and on and on the “rules” go. For a child to be shut down when brilliance is about to emerge, can be detrimental, and for adults it can compound insecurities. One thing is for certain – everyone has been shut down hundreds, if not thousands of times throughout their life. Think about that for a moment.

Expression is the key to discovering who you are and exploring greater ways to express yourself. Whether it’s through words, writing, singing, creating, dancing, or art – it is all sacred to your soul, your well-being, and your state of mind. Imagine if we could extract all of the lost thoughts, theories, inventions, compelling art, and profound discoveries made by wonderful human beings, that have been kept corked in a bottle. Just imagine.

Many people are afraid to speak up, fully be themselves, and try new ways to express themselves because they were shut down for so long and are concerned about how others may perceive them. Maybe they don’t realize that uncorking the bottle can only go one direction – freedom. It doesn’t matter how it is perceived, interpreted, or translated to others, for it will find its way. You may think that’s the most important part to expression, but it isn’t. What is important is allowing your soul to be free, to explore, and to express itself for itself. This is true expression.

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