Come As You Are

“Admit it. You aren’t like them. You’re not even close. You may occasionally dress yourself up as one of them, watch the same mindless television shows as they do, maybe even eat the same fast food sometimes. But it seems that the more you try to fit in, the more you feel like an outsider, watching the “normal people” as they go about their automatic existences. For every time you say club passwords like “Have a nice day” and “Weather’s awful today, eh?” you yearn inside to say forbidden things like “Tell me something that makes you cry” or “What do you think deja vu is for?”

— Timothy Leary

(thank you to Coffee and Cigarettes)
“Come as you are.” Why don’t we say this to each other more? For all the good that self improvement does, really, come as you are is something we all long to feel down in our bones.
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One Response to Come As You Are

  1. Amy Whelan says:

    Living authentically is easy, living a lie is hard. I have found in the past when I try to act or behave like someone else, I feel false, and let’s be honest, GUILTY! When we embrace ourselves for who we are, we become intimately connected with Spirit. Nice post, Kathryn.

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