in effect, the cost of being who you are is that you can’t possibly meet 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 pleasuring everyone around you, a precious part of you is dying inside; in this case, there will be internal conflict to deal with – the friction of being invisible.

- mark nepo | via mystic mama [emphasis mine]

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Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder. To search for the truth.
― Albert Einstein (via sorakeem)

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A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself, and only herself.
Maya Angelou (via awakenedvibrations)

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Sometimes solitude is the best of company.
― William Paul Winchester (via explore-everywhere)
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Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.
― Eckhart Tolle (via lazyyogi)

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Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
― Maya Angelou (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
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