Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Nine Needs: Expression

"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique."  Martha Graham

Those of us, myself included, who have chosen expression as one of the three primary needs need to find ways of expressing ourselves in order to maintain psychological health. With expression in the lead position or one of the top 3, it is important to allow for personal expression in as many ways as possible and which could include

* Artistry in the life  Any number of ways to express in daily life such as how you dress both yourself and your environment

*Express yourself through the many choices you make including personal preferences ie food, daily schedule, sleeping patterns, and friends. 

* Creative outlets   Music, Art, Drama, Writing, Dance  These expressive venues can include both doing them yourself or going to hear music and other expressive arts.

*Verbal expression   Yes, those of us with expression as a primary need seem to need to talk alot!  It's ok, it's just part of who you are.

Question: What are the ways you choose to express yourself? How would you like to express yourself?

Photo: Urban Art by Brendan McCarthy, San Francisco, California

No comments:

Post a Comment