Wednesday October 31st 2018

” ‘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


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