Who We Truly Are

We do not become healers. We came as healers. We are! Some of us are still catching up to what we are. We do not become storytellers. We came as carriers of the stories we and our ancestors actually lived. We are. Some of us are still catching up to what we are. We do not become artists. We came as artists. We are. Some of us are still catching up to what we are. We do not become writers, dancers, musicians, helpers, peacemakers. We came as such. We are! Some of us are still catching up to what we are. We do not learn to Love in this sense. We came as Love. We are Love! Some of us are still catching up to who we truly are.

~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes – Women Who Run With Wolves

I’m definitely still catching up to who I am. It has been a journey and the journey is still fully in gear. Over the years, bit by bit, I have let go of some of my limiting beliefs and perceptions. I have removed some of the layers of lies that were told to me about me. I have accepted some of my imperfections. I have forgiven myself in part for some of the things I have done that were hurtful to others and myself. I have learned to love myself to some extent. The journey is far from over. There is so much I still have to let go of, to accept, to forgive, to learn and to love about myself. I’m catching up though and I like what I’m catching up to.

What about you? Are you still catching up to who you truly are? Or have you caught up? Care to share?

16 thoughts on “Who We Truly Are”

  1. I don’t think we ever truly catch up to who we are meant to be. I think it is a life-long pursuit and should be. Perhaps there are some who are caught up and they are our teachers and often gone too soon (as evidence by some sadness in the local community where I live this week). I also think that there is some element of healer in all of us. We heal through stories, through writing, through whatever it is that we do that touches the heart of someone who needs it. If that makes sense.

    1. That makes sense for sure, Jen! I think I’m with you, we are all healers on some level and the journey is a lifelong one!

  2. Beautiful message. I don’t think we start living until we start digging deep into ourselves and start working on making us the best we can be. I have a true belief that only you can create the life and the inspiration that you desire. And you can only do that if you develop yourself as a person. Well said. Thank you for the message.

  3. I am who I am ,. yesterday ,… today ,. and tomorrow,.. no beginning , no end ,.. acceptance for “being ” ,.. human ! lol given a life here on this planet 🙂 xxoo

  4. I’m still reaching for my own coat tails, and hoping I don’t grab ’em and get pulled flat on my face! I like the idea that we arrive here fully equipped, and learn to use our tools as we go along. Thanks for the thought provoking post!

  5. As other commenters have said, I don’t think we ever catch up on this side, though there are some people who I imagine have come much closer than I have. In the past few years, I feel like even though I’ve lost my certainty in things of faith, I’ve gained a greater peace. I have so far to go, but I finally feel like I might be on the right road.

  6. Definitely still catching up to who I really and truly am! I don’t know if I can ever truly catch up, but I can try. I’m still learning to let go of the lies I was told, who I was, who I was supposed to be. Always something that was meant to please other people, regardless of how it made me feel. I’m learning how to own my life and my story. It’s one crazy journey.

    1. Lisa, how great that you are learning to let go of the lies. That is so important. Yes, it is one crazy journey but is sure is worth it, Isn’t it?

  7. I am definitely still catching up to who I am! I think peacemaker fits well. Healer, too, and I have understood that one for a long time. The realization that peacemaker is the container that holds healer has been longer in coming.

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