We would rather be ruined than changed,
We would rather die in our dread
Than climb the cross of the moment
And let our illusions die.
W. H. Auden
Tough and one of my favourites. It makes me think of how much energy it really takes to hold ourselves down, especially when it begins to manifest as a sore neck, tiredness, or that other feeling that comes when we know we aren’t living our truth fully.
This speaks of the fear that often is unconsciously guiding us away from what it is we truley long for and to become.
Is it really easier to go along with it? Rather than do or say something that is hard for us, or others, but so definately true?