starting the journey

Hello and welcome to Artist of Life. This is my first post.

More accurately, it’s my first post on the new edition of this site, which we could call ‘Artist of Life 2.0‘. I published another blog with the same title from 2008 until 2012, which was a meaningful experience for me, and laid the foundations for what I intend to create with this site.

When I first started blogging (ten years ago!), it was a journey into the unknown. I had to confront doubts and insecurities. I wasn’t sure if I would have the self-discipline to publish posts regularly. I didn’t know how it would feel to openly share my inner reality, my complex worldview, my personal life experience with strangers. And I had no idea how I might deal with feedback, constructive or otherwise.

I learned a lot during those years of publishing a blog: about myself; about my ambitions, qualities and vulnerabilities as a writer; and about what I consider to be the brutal reality of sharing oneself and one’s truth in the online realm. I certainly shed some illusions. I feel like I became more authentic as a human being.

A decade later. Even for a person as adept at reinventing himself as I am, the pace of change in modern life can be breathtaking, often overwhelming. When I look out across the online landscape into which I am publishing my thoughts, almost nothing is as it was ten years ago (though thankfully WordPress is still a genius publishing platform). Change, for better or for worse, will be a recurring theme on this site.

Within change, there are constants. And one thing that has remained the same during these years is my unwavering belief in the tools and principles of self-development – many of which are ancient, or timeless. It seems to me now more important than ever to know how to balance yourself, motivate yourself, guide yourself, heal yourself.

To understand the relevance of looking within. To realise one’s purpose in life.

These are some of the areas I will exploring on the new Artist of Life. I intend to share with you the insights gained from more than twenty years of working on myself.

Thanks for joining me on this adventure. Shall we get started?