The most important person in your life is the real you. Your goal is to get in touch with them.

Who you really are doesn’t change and doesn’t leave. It simply hides behind the surface.

Through introspection, self-discovery, and awareness, we get closer and closer to the essence; we go back to it, we remember it.

We tend to identify with anything that’s repeated over and over again — our thoughts, actions, and environment.

We do it for years and eventually forget who we really are. But who we really are is still there. Remove the surface and you’ll see it.

Remember who you are by…

  • Journaling and writing down your thoughts in general
  • Discovering what you really like, what drives you
  • Noticing your own personality and behavior
  • Engaging in spiritual and contemplative practices
  • Noticing what traits or skills you admire in others
  • Not letting other people’s opinions dictate your actions
  • Removing all noise and all distractions for a while
  • Asking what you’d do if today was your last day
  • Falling in love with yourself again

Best “remember who you are” quotes

Just remember who you are. The world will try to change you into someone else. Don’t let them. That’s the best advice anyone can give you.

Cinda Williams Chima

Every choice before you represents the universe inviting you to remember who you are and what you want.

Alan Cohen

Remember who you really are. You cannot be destroyed or hurt. You cannot be harmed or killed. You, the real you, will always be present and powerful.

Vironika Tugaleva

I want you to remember who you are, despite the bad things that are happening to you. Because those bad things are not you (…). You need to accept that who you are and the things that happen to you are not one and the same.

Colleen Hoover

Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?

Charles Bukowski

Man is like an onion, exactly like an onion, with layers and layers of personality; and behind all those layers is hidden the essence. That essence (…) has no boundary to it, it has no limitation, it is just a freedom, a free flow of energy, infinite in its dimensions.


Unless one goes on peeling one’s layers of personality to the very end, and rediscovers the essence, one remains sick minded. Sick-mindedness is being stuck somewhere, frozen somewhere.


Once you know who you really are, being is enough. You feel neither superior nor inferior to anyone and you have no need for approval because you have awakened to your own infinite worth.

Deepak Chopra

Sometimes you need to be alone in order to find out who you really are and what you really want.


The world will ask you who you are, and if you don’t know, the world will tell you.

Carl Jung

Other “remember who you are” quotes

Illness is the result of imbalance. Imbalance is the result of forgetting who you are. Forgetting who you are creates thoughts and actions that lead to an unhealthy lifestyle and eventually illness.

Barbara Brennan

Remember who you are and where you come from; otherwise you don’t know where you are going.

Karolina Kurkova

The real you, the inner you, loves and adores you; but you cut off that power when you think badly of yourself.

Sue Fitzmaurice

Remember who you are. Don’t compromise for anyone, for any reason. You are a child of the Almighty God. Live that truth.

Lysa TerKeurst

My favorite advice that I always go to ever since I was in middle school is from my mom. Every day before I left the house, she would say: “remember who you are”. Every day.

Kelsea Ballerini

Enlightenment is nothing but the discovery of the original face — the essential reality you brought with you, and the essential reality you will have to take with you when you die.


When barriers are put in front of you, it’s God or the universe asking you to remember who you are, and reminding you not to let yourself be defined by things outside of you.

Christine Ebersole

Do you require yourself to remember? In order to live as you can and should, you first must remember who you are and what you have been given.

Paul David Tripp

As you become more clear about who you really are, you’ll be better able to decide what is best for you — the first time around.

Oprah Winfrey

Always remember who you are. Know that you are never required to apologize to anyone for being yourself.

Iyanla Vanzant

Live in joy, luminosity, and peace even among the troubles of this world. Remember who you are.

Jack Kornfield

Your job on Earth, therefore, is not to learn (because you already know), but to remember who you are. And to remember who everyone else is.

Neale Donald Walsh

Your preciousness lies in your essence; it cannot be lost by anything that happens.


Short “remember who you are” quotes

I am the only person in the world I should like to know thoroughly.

Oscar Wilde

The heart of most spiritual practices is simply this: remember who you are.

Wayne Muller

One way to remember who you are is to remember who your heroes are.

Walter Isaacson

Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are.

Jason Crandell

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.


Remember who you are. You are my son and the only true king.

The Lion King

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.

E. E. Cummings

Remember who you are. It’s really okay to be who you are.

Christina Ricci

If you don’t know how to be alone, you don’t know who you are.

Jonathan Franzen

The wealth within you, your essence, is your kingdom.


You were wild once, don’t let them tame you.

Isadora Duncan