07 Aug A beautiful story about finding yourself and your inner voice
Happiness depends, at least in part, on knowing oneself.
Happiness depends, at least in part, on speaking and living with authenticity.
Much has been written on happiness and authenticity and finding oneself and more … but few describe the process as beautifully as this wonderful parable…
via Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings
“This is the entire essence of life: Who are you? What are you?” young Tolstoy wrote in his diary. A generation later on the other side of the Atlantic, pioneering astronomer Maria Mitchell wrote in hers as she contemplated the art of knowing what to do with one’s life: “To know what one ought to do is certainly the hardest thing in life. ‘Doing’ is comparatively easy.”
How we arrive at that secret and sacred knowledge is what Brooklyn-based artist Vern Kousky explores in The Blue Songbird (public library) — a lyrical and tenderhearted parable about finding one’s voice and coming home to oneself. With its soft watercolors and mellifluous prose composed of simple words, Kousky’s story emanates a Japanese aesthetic of thought and vision, where great truths are surfaced with great gentleness and simplicity…
…keep reading the full & original article HERE