Daily Art : Art Day : 16 :"The Invisible Made Visible"
Excerpt From Today's Reading. (Note to Self: no more dying inside)
"In effect, the cost of being who you are is that you can’t possibly fit everyone’s expectations, and so, there will, inevitably, be external conflict to deal with — the friction of being visible. Still, the cost of not being who you are is that while you are busy pleasing everyone around you, a precious part of you is dying inside, and so, there will, in this case, be internal conflict to deal with — the friction of being invisible.
As for me, it’s taken me 30 of my 49 years to realize that not being who I am is more deadly, and it has taken the last 19 years to try to make a practice of this. What this means, in a daily way, is that I have to be conscientious about being truthful and resist the urge to accommodate my truth away. It means that being who I really am is not forbidden or muted just because others are uncomfortable or don’t want to hear it." - Mark Nepo