The Voice In Our Head; Make It Or Break It...

February 16, 2016


Last week I was honored to tour the MET with my dear friend Peter Hrsitoff; Peter is an artist-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where two of his paintings were recently acquired. Peter is an amazing artist and a teacher at the School of Visual Arts in NYC.

 We focused our visit on two shows: "Vigee Le Brun", an incredible French portrait artist. I was fascinated not only by her incredible portraits of the French royal family but also her will power. As a female artist at that time and all the hurdles she worked with (!) to become one of the most famous portraitists of her age…

 The next exhibition was an even more stunning show of willpower: Matthias Buchinger, a German artist, born without hands or feet and was 29 inches (74 cm) tall. Yessss! you read right, an artist without hands.  He used to hold the brush with his stumps. His incredible detailed work is a living lesson on willpower. An artist who made it to the MET without hands!!  On a different note, he was married 4 times and had more than 14 children! 

 Going through the exhibition, I was thinking about one thing, what did this gentleman tell himself about his body challenges? What was the voice in his head telling him?  We create our reality, and the first building block is the voice in our head. The physical situation of our life conditions has almost zero impact on our reality. We shape our life based on the voice in our head and the decisions we make.

 My upcoming workshop “ TRANSFORM” is covering the topic of the voices in our head. Accessing our inner thoughts and belief systems to identify what is truly important to our success. Find out where and why you are stuck, let go of limiting thoughts and habits. Our goal: to feel empowered and take inspired actions for long-lasting change; to reconcile the inner and outer voice. Be at cause of your life not at effect! I will be running the same workshop in Egypt, April 16/17, 2016

“Tis in ourselves that we are thus or thus. Our bodies are our gardens to the which our wills are gardeners.”  ― William Shakespeare.

An important element to our will is the voices in our head! Our main job is to manage these voices and let them work for us not against us.

nevin elgendy