"We all begin as a bundle of bones lost somewhere in a desert, a dismantled skeleton that lies under the sand. It is our work to recover the parts. It is a painstaking process best done when the shadows are just right, for it takes much looking. La Loba indicates what we are to look for-the indestructible life force, the bones." Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Women Who Run With the Wolves, pg. 25-26
"There is, I think in all women, a wild and an ancient gypsy who cries in anguish when we starch her flat. There is a part of us that can never, ever be happy until the gypsy can dance." -Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Women Who Run With the Wolves.
Though fairy tales end after ten pages, our lives do not. We are multi-volume sets. In our lives, even though one episode amounts to a crash and burn, there is always another episode awaiting us and then another. There are always more opportunities to get it right, to fashion our lives in the ways we deserve to have them. Don't waste your time hating a failure. Failure is a greater teacher than success. - Clarissa Pinkola Estes WILD WOMAN SISTERHOOD™ #WildWomanSisterhood #wildwoman #rewild…
A healthy woman is much like a wolf, strong life force, life-giving, territorily aware, intuitive and loyal. Yet seperation from her wildish nature causes a woman to become meager, anxious, and fearful. The wild nature carries the medicine for all things. ~~Clarissa Pinkola Estes Women who run with wolves