Find out who you are and do it on purpose. Dolly Parton said this.
It got me thinking about digging deeper into what it means to know thyself. She not only says to do it, but to intentionally do it!
When we’re little, before we get hurt from one thing or another in life, we do know who we are, but not consciously. Then, as we learn to defend ourselves from the bumps in our lives, we might begin to lose touch with that knowing, opting instead to focus on not getting hurt.
It took me a long time to get reacquainted with myself. I call it body knowing, and believe it’s the only way I can trust myself.
I’m thinking that that’s what it means to find out who I am, and do it on purpose.
What do you think?
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