Birds do not need to be seen to be able to fly....
the spirit doesn't know its being spiritual anymore than rushing water knows its a stream
the heart doesn't know its expanding with compassion anymore than a hawk spreading its wings knows it's being a hawk.
Nor does someone acting out of love often realize they are being kind
We spend so much time wanting to be seen and often confusing this desire with being accepted.
We are taught at an early age to have the need to be seen and named.... as intelligent, good, beautiful, handsome, successful, or even spiritual.
First, we need to know how to be accepting. Not passive, but really finding the capacity to see ourselves and others without judgment, and without care of how different we all are. When we find acceptance we no longer need to be different to be valued.
No longer needing an audience to fly......