WE JUST ARE.
“When we accept our own wild beauty, it is put into perspective, and we are no longer poignantly aware of it anymore, but neither would we forsake it or disclaim it either.
Does a wolf know how beautiful she is when she sleeps? Does a feline know what beautiful shapes she makes when she sits? Is a bird awed by the sound it hears when it snaps open its wings?
Learning from them, we just act in our own true way and do not draw back from or hide our natural beauty. Like the creatures, we just are, and it is right.”
-Clarissa Pinkola Estés
Book Recommendation: Women who run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés
Note: You have to be ready for it. And by “ready”, I mean you need to be emotionally mature enough to have lived through some heavy stuff, learned from it, and have achieved a developed sense of self awareness. I couldn’t have read this book even 3 years ago. Now that I was ready to receive the lessons, it is the single most powerful piece of literature I’ve ever read and I cannot stop recommending it to my wolf pack of fierce females.