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The Courage to Be Yourself

Dernière mise à jour : 8 déc. 2019

The most important mission in psychotherapie is to exercise, to get used to express your feelings, to find the right words. To learn to listen inside what words to put on your feelings.To play with, to try different versions to be sure : that's me. It's only you who can say who you are. And Cummings is a marvelous player who found :)

E.E. Cummings on Art, Life, and Being Unafraid to Feel

A poet is somebody who feels, and who expresses his feelings through words.

This may sound easy. It isn’t.

A lot of people think or believe or know they feel — but that’s thinking or believing or knowing; not feeling.

And poetry is feeling — not knowing or believing or thinking.

Almost anybody can learn to think or believe or know, but not a single human being can be taught to feel.


Because whenever you think or you believe or you know, you’re a lot of other people:

but the moment you feel, you’re nobody-but-yourself.

To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else —

means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.

This perl was found on Brainpickings, if you want to read the full article got to :

The Courage to Be Yourself : E.E. Cummings on Art, Life, and Being Unafraid to Feel

Uschi Waldherr

Gestalt praticienne & Sexothérapeute

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