The Separation Of Self, Signed Giclée Print

The Separation Of Self, Signed Giclée Print


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he painting draws its inspiration from Chapter 4 of a book titled “The Art Of Sucker Duckin’ – A Guide to Ending Toxic Relationships, Setting Boundaries, and Discovering Your Life’s Purpose” (available on Amazon:

Chapter 4, known as “The Psychology of Purpose,” explores the concept of the Fear of Identity. Here is an excerpt from the section that delves into this fear:

The lack of a solid identity creates space for doubt to thrive. Many individuals attempt to fill this void with material possessions, titles, or extravagant facades. However, the crux of the issue lies in our fear of realizing the immense power residing within our true identities. Instead, we spend our entire lives living vicariously through an identity we perceive as socially acceptable.

Pause for a moment and ask yourself the following questions:

Who are you when stripped of material possessions? Imagine removing money and status from the equation. Who remains when all jobs, cars, friends, and fancy clothes are taken away? At your core, who are you truly?

The journey of self-discovery can be challenging, as fear often accompanies it. Fear leads to pain, and pain leads to suffering, ultimately resulting in depression. This melancholy creates an insatiable thirst for happiness, leading individuals to construct a necessary illusion.

Necessary Illusion:

This act momentarily transports individuals from their state of isolation (reality) into a brief realm of false deliverance.

The Separation of Self:

The more people evade their true selves by assuming alternate personas, the greater the chasm between their false and authentic identities. It is within this middle ground that they find solace, the place they call “home.” Suppressing one’s true self while longing to be embraced and accepted for who they truly are creates a conflicted existence.

Living comfortably with a counterfeit identity offers no genuine self-awareness.

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