We try to avoid our individuality, but that is a big problem. Individuality sometimes comes out of ego, like wanting to be an emperor, a king, or a millionaire. But individuality can also come from personal inspiration. It depends on the level of one’s journey, on how far you have been able to shed your ego. We all have our own style and our own particular nature. We can’t avoid it. The enlightened expression of yourself is in accord with your inherent nature.
Condensed from “Choiceless Magic,” in True Perception: The Path of Dharma Art, page 111.