Dare boldly

A blog by Louise Gallagher

Be Curious. | 52 Acts of Grace | Week 50


It’s easy to tell ourselves we know everything there is to know about ourselves.

Don’t believe it. Don’t believe everything you think.

Often, your thoughts just aren’t true. They’re just constructs of your experiences colliding with your capacity to let go of who and what you believe to be true about yourself and the world around you.

Years ago, when I first started painting, I had a story I told myself for over 40 years. “I am not an artist.”

One day, when my eldest daughter was 14 and she was painting (she’s an incredible artist) I decided ‘out of the blue’ to paint with her.

I discovered I had been telling myself a lie about myself all my life, or at least for as long as I could remember.

I fell in love with art-making and continue to delve into the mysteries of the creative process, learning something new about myself and my creative essence every day.

Don’t believe everything you think, especially about the limitations you set on and for yourself. Who knows what amazing things you’re capable of if you simply stop believing your limiting beliefs?

Next time you hear yourself saying, “I can’t do that.” or, “I’m too…… old, young, stupid, weak, fragile….” be curious. Ask yourself, “What would happen if I stopped believing that and instead, dove into being curious about what I can accomplish when I let go of that thought…?”

Be curious.

About life.

About those around you.

About you.

Live the questions. Not the answers.


Author: Louise Gallagher

I believe in wonder. I believe we are all magnificent beings of divine beauty. I believe we can make a difference in this world, through every act, word, thought. I believe we create ripples with everything we do and say and want to inspire everyone to use their ripple to create a better world for everyone. I'm grateful you're here.

10 thoughts on “Be Curious. | 52 Acts of Grace | Week 50

  1. I found an interesting article recently; mostly, I like it for the title: YOU LOVE WHAT YOU INVEST YOURSELF IN

    To you, the person who told ‘Mark, get over yourself – you are a writer’ when I was having doubts, thank you.

    Now, go invest yourself in something …

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  2. Love this, very inspirational and thought provoking Louise – thank you! ❤
    Diana xo

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  3. As we age we grow and change, and because of that are always new layers of us

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  4. I love the simplicity of your message, especially the last line, “Live the questions. Not the answers.” Thank you for your wisdom. Have a wonderful day.

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