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“Be who you want to be, not what others want to see.”

It takes courage to step away from the Instagram crowd and just be you.

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Likewise it takes courage to step away from what family, church, or community wants you to be, and just be you.

Stepping away from others ideas of who we should be takes courage.

If we don’t give ourselves permission to be ourselves, we give up those very parts of ourselves in order to stay within the box set out for us by others.

Part of us dies.


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Photo and quote by Tamara Kulish Available on Fine Art America

Millions of people have experienced this, have tried to stuff down their anger and their bitterness over feeling forced to fit into a role in life they didn’t feel was theirs.

Millions of people have done their best to make peace with their lot in life, but have become depressed inside instead of feeling peace.

Millions of people have developed addictions to alcohol or drugs to try to deal with the pain of not being able to be themselves.

Millions of people have developed anger or rage issues and have let their anguish out on others through their rage or violence.

How much of the violence, how much of the addictions, how much of the lost lives could have been saved or helped if we were allowed to be ourselves?

My first husband was told by his father that “if he went into a career of broadcasting or continued with drawing, that he would disown him, because only gay men did those things, and his son wasn’t gay!”

Terrible assumptions are made of many people’s interests, skills, abilities and ambitions.

In order to please family or others, people will give up their true heart’s desires for what they want to do and who they want to be in life.

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Chasing approval from a significant person often entails giving up dreams, stuffing down who we really are and who we really want to be.

What is the cost of approval if the essence of a person needs to be extinguished to fit into a box?


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Photo and quote by Tamara Kulish Available on Fine Art America

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