I came across this lovely passage by Emily McDowell:
“Finding yourself” is not really how it works. You aren’t a ten-dollar bill in last winter’s coat pocket. You are also not lost. Your true self is right there, buried under cultural conditioning, other people’s opinions, and inaccurate conclusions you drew as a kid that became your beliefs about who you are. “Finding yourself” is actually returning to yourself. An unlearning, an excavation, a remembering who you were before the world got its hands on you. – Emily McDowell
Perhaps one of the most grounded feelings we can have is when we know we are being true to ourselves. When we allow our core beliefs to no longer hold us hostage, we begin to feel a return to our intuition. Being in greater tune with ourselves allow us to question and guide us through what either society or other people have deemed to be important for us. An ‘excavation’ of self; what a freeing thought.
PS- It is also a lovely feeling when you find a ten-dollar bill in last winter’s coat pocket 🙂
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