“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

Every so often I read something that changes the way I see the world. This is worth reading two or three times, or more.

Makes you wonder how much much illness and suffering could be eliminated and avoided if more of us ignored negative narratives about ourselves and became who we’re meant to be instead of people we think we’re supposed to.