Originally Posted by pyrogen
Many of my friends are artists and tend to tolerate a wide variety of quirks and oddities and I'm not even comfortable coming out of the "broom closet" with THEM.
But outside of my own community, i find it hard to come out about huge parts of myself. I agree that coming out as gay is 100x easier and among my
friends, it's been no big deal. Whereas I know people who, if they knew that I in any way practice anything mystical, they would cease taking seriousy anything I said.
I find that either I'm out at the outset with people, or end up never coming out at all because there's never a natural way to bring it up in a conversation if the other person has no interest in the topic.
This was actually a major issue in my last relationship-attempt. She was hardcore atheist/skeptic and accepted mystical beliefs as long as one could explain them away, and i just never felt there was the opening to even admit I had these beliefs. I more or less stopped seeing her, and I feel strongly that I'm more likely to meet a potential partner in healing, yoga, PD or art circles, because I am not in the least going to be in the broom closet with a partner. I need to free to tell them about a trippy experience or 30 day trial.
I need the authenticity with people. Otherwise i feel like im living two lives, have two identities. Theres two me's. The accepted by society (just about) me and the actual me.