Don’t I know who I am?

Only the person who has faith in himself is able to be faithful to others, because only he can be sure that he will be the same at a future time as he is today, and, therefore, that he will feel and act as he now expects too.*
(Erich Fromm)

The bottom line is we build more resilient families, companies and communities when we know who we are. We get stronger together when we prioritise finding, owning and sharing our stories.**
(Bernadette Jiwa)

I don’t mean remember in terms of bringing back the past, but re-membering as putting the things that are most true about us in a way that is meaningful for today.

Everything you need is already present. Like the dressmaking scissors my wife Christine was looking for everywhere but couldn’t find following our house-move. I decided to look in one last, unlikely place and there they were (50 points for Gryffindor, please).

Keep searching for the things that are most true about you – your values, talents, energies and best stories – and put them together in a new way. there’ll all there, waiting to be re-connected with.

(*From Erich Fromm’s The Art of Loving.)
(**From Bernadette Jiwa’s The Story of Telling blog: Stories Make Us Stronger.)

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