A Sense of Self

Over at Melincryddan Advice Centre today for the third in the series of Mindful Melin workshops. This week we’ve been trying to capture a sense of self and what it means to be who we are.

Capturing a portrait of our identity isn’t always straight forward. The bodies we’ve ended up with and what our minds contain aren’t always in alignment. Looking in the mirror doesn’t always provide a satisfactory reflection of the identity that we feel we have given our life experiences. As a result you’ll find no faces here for these self-portraits since the face is not necessarily a signifier of who we feel we are. Part of being mindful is about reconciling differences in what we are against what we wish we could be. Taking a selfie is a great measure of who, what, and how we are. A good selfie can also allow us to take time to plan for everything we know we are capable of achieving.

Every photograph here tells a story, and in doing so gives us a true self-portrait of each of the participants at the Melin.


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