Authentically Expressing Yourself in a Repressed Society
Let me share with you the contrasts that I have experienced living in openly expressive places like Ubud, Bali, compared to living in big cities like Brisbane and Melbourne.
Being encouraged to 'hold back' your authenticity in conventional societies like big cities where the majority of the people follow the status quo can be repressive and difficult to live in. Particularly when you feel very different from that 'mould'.
In order to stay sane and connected to your true voice and authentic self, it is helpful to find multiple ways to express ourselves authentically in these environments. Finding outlets like dancing, singing, being creative, speaking your truth about what you are feeling are all ways we can do this.