Clarissa Pinkola Estes is a Jungian analyst and a Doctor of Ethno-clinical psychology. Her book Women Who Run with the Wolves is a dense and fascinating foray into the myths and wonders of oral storytelling throughout history.
It’s a book that makes you more playful, affectionate, joyful and more authentically joyful in every way.
Pinkola-Estes analyses traditional meta-stories and Jungian archetypes and shows through stories how these narratives can be used as signposts to guide our lives.
Anyway, here’s the quote
“To be strong does not mean to sprout muscles and flex. It means meeting one’s own luminosity without fleeing, actively living with the wild nature in one’s own way. It means to be able to learn, to be able to stand what we know. It means to stand and live.” Clarissa Pinkola Estes
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Great quote. A slightly stoic flavour?