Here is the ultimate irony of the divided life: live behind a wall long enough, and the true self you tried to hide from the world disappears from your own view! The wall itself and the world outside it become all that you know. Eventually, you even forget that the wall is there — and that hidden behind it is someone called ‘you.’
— Parker Palmer, A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life, via Brain Pickings
I find this little excerpt from writer, speaker, and activist Parker Palmer's book entitled, "A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life," to be so very relevant... I was briefly introduced to the book through this Brain Pickings post, but I think I'm going to have to read all of it soon.