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  • Writer's pictureelle Ocon

Blinded by Ego: Overcoming Obstacles to Authenticity

Many people lose themselves in the pursuit of power, fame, and profit. They become blinded by their attachment to these things, losing sight of what truly matters - authenticity. Fear also plays a big role in preventing us from being true to ourselves.

The Pitfalls of Power, Fame, and Profit

These three pursuits can be incredibly tempting but they can also rob us of our authenticity. When we are only focused on gaining power, we may compromise our values and principles to get there. Similarly, when we seek fame, we may present an image of ourselves that is not genuine. When profit is all we care about, we may engage in unethical practices that go against our belief system.

The Danger of Attachment

Attachment is another obstacle to authenticity. We become so attached to our identities, beliefs, and possessions that we can't see when they are no longer serving us. This attachment may lead us to continue down paths that are no longer aligned with our true selves.

Breaking Free from Fear

Fear often holds us back from being authentic. We may be afraid of what others will think, of failure, or of losing what we have. But, only by facing our fears can we find freedom.

The Power of Art

Art can be a powerful tool to help us break free from the obstacles that prevent us from being authentic. By creating something new, we can connect with our inner selves and find new pathways forward.

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