Under the most rigid conventionality there is often an individual, a human being with original thoughts or inventive fantasy, which he does not dare expose for fear of ridicule, and this is what the writer and artist are willing to do for us.
They are guides and map makers to greater sincerity. They are useful, in fact indispensable, to the community. They keep before our eyes the variations which make human beings so interesting.”
~ Anais Nin
You may not be an artist or a writer but how can you push out around the edges of who you are?
How could you express yourself in a way that challenges both your own and others’ perceptions of what is possible?
We may not all be artists or writers by the usual definition, but we are all creators; creators of our own lives and deep inside we all feel a desire to be sincere and true to ourselves in the process.
It’s not always easy, I know. But how we express ourselves and what we have to express is unique to us. And we have a responsibility both to ourselves and to the world to share our gifts, no matter how unconventional or ‘little’ we may think they are. Or, how scared we may be to share them.
So, maybe try being more of who you are and less of what you ‘should’ be and see what happens, see how that feels for you.
It may take great courage sometimes, yes, but pushing out at the edges towards all you are possible of being is always a worthy endeavour.