Dare boldly

A blog by Louise Gallagher

Be Curious. | 52 Acts of Grace | Week 50

10 Comments

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.

Namaste.

Advertisements

Author: Louise Gallagher

I believe we each have the capacity to be the change we want to see in the world, to make a world of difference. I believe we are creative beings on the journey of our lifetimes. It's up to each of us to Live It Up and SHINE!

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 …

    Liked by 1 person

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

    Liked by 1 person

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

    Liked by 1 person

  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.

    Liked by 1 person

This conversation needs your brilliance to shine. Please share your thoughts.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s