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In a world filled with constant noise and distractions, the journey to find your true self is often overlooked. Yet, discovering your true self is a path to greater happiness and fulfillment. One unique and creative way to embark on this journey is through simple line art.

Why is Finding Your True Self Important?

Before we delve into the art of self-discovery through line art, let’s address the significance of finding your true self. When you understand your authentic self, you can:

  • Achieve Clarity: Self-discovery brings clarity to your values, desires, and aspirations. This clarity enables you to make choices that align with your true self.
  • Improve Well-being: Knowing who you are helps you make decisions that improve your emotional and mental well-being. It reduces inner conflicts and promotes a sense of peace.
  • Strengthen Relationships: Understanding your true self allows you to build deeper, more authentic relationships with others. You can connect on a genuine level.
  • Find Your Purpose: Self-discovery often leads to uncovering your passions and purpose in life. It’s the compass that guides you toward a more meaningful existence.
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How to Find Your True Self Through Simple Line Art

Simple line art, with its minimalist and uncluttered appearance, serves as a powerful gateway to self-discovery. Line art allows you to express emotions and thoughts in an uncomplicated yet profound way. Its simplicity can tap into the depths of your inner self, allowing you to communicate what words cannot.

Also read – Slowing Down and Recharging Through Simple Line Art

Benefits of Line Art to Find Your True Self

Using line art as a tool for self-discovery offers a range of benefits:

  1. Accessible to All: You don’t need to be an artist to create meaningful line art. Anyone can pick up a pen and draw lines that represent their emotions and thoughts.
  2. Therapeutic Release: The process of creating line art can be therapeutic. It enables you to release emotions, gain insights, and reduce stress.
  3. Intuitive Expression: Line art often stems from intuition, making it an authentic and natural expression of your true self.
  4. Silent Reflection: Line art provides a silent space for reflection, a place where you can delve into your thoughts and feelings without external distractions.
  5. Creative Exploration: The act of creating line art is a journey of creative exploration. It’s a way to discover what lies beneath the surface of your consciousness.

Have a look at what I drew while on this journey towards self-discovery-

Aware & Awakened

Find Your True Self Through Meditative Line Art Exercises

Now, let’s delve into a unique art prompt exercise that will guide you to find your true self through simple line art. Here’s how you can get started:

Materials Needed:

  • White paper
  • A fine-tip black pen or marker

Let’s dive into finding our true selves through simple line art practices.

  1. First, sit in a quiet place comfortably.
  2. Run through your thoughts to understand how you feel at that moment. Allow them to fade on their own. This happens when you become an observer of your thoughts.
  3. Next, try asking yourself what one thing you like the most. It can be anything like coffee, a person, a season, a book, your dog, or any entity.
  4. Now, simply draw a very rough outline on it. You needn’t be an artist to do this. You can take help from Pinterest line art outline boards to trace the outline if you think this step is hard.
  5. Next, simply start filling the outline with all kinds of curves and keep building on it slowly and steadily.
  6. Let the corners be open-ended, like in the above picture shared. Or you may do it as you please. No rules here.
  7. Go all over the outline that you have drawn. For example, if it’s an outline of a puppy, don’t restrict yourself to the outline; you are free to move outside of it and keep it wavy! I say this because it will let you explore new horizons within you.
  8. Don’t worry if a line or two goes wrong. That’s the beauty of abstract art. All wrong lines can be corrected in the same smooth manner.
  9. While drawing these lines, you need to be totally relaxed and play along without anticipating the results or how this will turn out.
  10. Draw lines, curves, circles, boxes, dots, or any shape or a combination of all shapes as you please. Fill them entirely and finish it.

This exercise will help you relax entirely while shutting down the outside voices and noises of the world. Here comes the main part: towards the end, when you are done, keep all your drawing materials aside and ask a couple of simple questions, focusing within yourself like

  • How do I feel today?
  • What do I want from this life?
  • How do I wish to lead this life ahead?
  • Is there something that I need to look at that I would like to pursue?
  • Do I have a purpose?
  • Am I on the right path?
  • How can I do my tasks effortlessly?
  • Am I aligned and working to my highest potential?

And so on. When you keep asking such questions, slowly you get to find your answers from within. And you can deliberately and consciously move towards your true self.

Note that finding your true self isn’t an overnight-attainable task. It happens at its own pace, slowly and steadily, with lots of inner work and patience.

All you have to do is keep repeating this exercise every once in a while, edit your chart to figure out who you are and what you want to do, and keep moving ahead.

I hope this helps. As usual, I would love to see what you guys have drawn and come up with as a result of this art prompt exercise.

Don’t forget to share your work in the comments section. I’ll get in touch soon.

Until next time,

Keep ARTing,


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