Embracing Your Uniqueness

What is “Self-Discovery?” The name implies a journey or a quest that will end in the finding of a personal treasure buried deep within oneself. This is esoterically correct, as self-discovery becomes a journey and the jewels we unearth do come from within. So often though, our tendency is to get stuck on the concept of the journey, always seeking another map leading to the treasure, ready to cast off for shores beyond the farthest horizons in search of it. But self-discovery really simply means self-realization, and to find it, you need look no further than yourself. It is the realization of who you are and for what reason you were given this talent and desire to express that which you are.

You Are Unique For a Reason

We have all been uniquely created and each embody our own essences, strengths, and weaknesses. The realization of the nature of our own uniqueness leads us to a fuller understanding of self. In the realization that we are all created so that we may express our individual uniqueness, we come to appreciate the unique qualities of others, thereby creating more harmony in our lives. It is by each individual’s expression of his or her own being that the whole creative force of life manifests itself in this world. Without the expression of your own individual spark, the fire of your desires will never burn and our world would become cold and stagnate.

Variety is the Spice of Life

Life is blessed with variety, and each of us is moved to action by a different means than is someone else. This is how the great symphony of life is composed. Each of us carries our one pitch, or our own note, and we are strung together in a harmonious balance, our note becoming an integral part of the music of life. We would not be graced with so many wonderfully unique genres of music had it not been for someone taking a chance to express an idea by putting his or her own spin on that which had brought inspiration to them. So, it is by this expression of individuality that the creative energy of our world expands.

Scott “SVH” Von Heldt is a staff writer for SMG. Scott is currently the lead guitarist for Brian “Head” Welch (ex-Korn) and has worked with members of White Zombie, Cirque Du Soliel and many others. In late 2008 he released the first book of his Mystic Art of Self-Discovery series entitled Mind Over Metal: The Musician’s Guide to Mental Mastery.

Email: SVH@sharemyguitar.com

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