We see things not as they are, but as we areH.M. Tomlinson
“Growing up” helps us discern more possible choices, to understand the moral / ethical impact of those choices, and to align our creative choices with our deepest felt purpose, thereby increasing the overall quality and impact of our choices.
There’s a discrepancy between your inspiration and the situation as it presents itself, the immediacy of the situation. It’s the rub between those two things—the squeeze between reality and vision—that causes you to grow up, to wake up to be 100 percent decent, alive, and compassionateStart Where You Are, A Guide to Compassionate Living, by Pema Chödrön, page 129