I used to think...now I see

I used to think everything was immovable...now I see that I'm just afraid of moving things.

I used to think I knew how the world really worked...now I see that I still don't know what I don't know.

I used to think that I just needed to figure out the secret of how things really are...now I see that one of the best things I can do is say what I see and risk being wrong.

I used to think that great people did great things... now I see that anyone can be great.

I used to think that I needed to conserve energy and time to keep some for what I really want...now I see that time and energy are best used when they are poured out for something that matters.

I used to think in terms of either/or... now I see both/and possibilities.

I used to fates were fixed and paths were predetermined...now I see opportunities and choices at every turn.

I used to think I needed to conform, to blend in...now I see that one of the best things I can do is to stand out, stand up, cause a ruckus, make some noise and do my art.

I used to think it mattered what people thought of me or my art...now I see that what matters is my commitment, my ability to choose independent from what another's reaction is.

I used to think...now I see.
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