“Authenticity” and “True Self” are the new “buzz words” on social media and in just about every personal development book. Everyone seems to be talking about being authentic! These are not new concepts however – people have simply awakening more to living consciously over the past few years. But what does being authentic really mean? Does this mean that to be living as my authentic & true self I should no longer wear make-up, sport only my natural hair color or start splashing my whole life for all to see on social media? The afore mentioned all focus on the external. Being authentic to me, is not an external thing at all. Authenticity is an internal reality that we start living externally without any effort once we turn inward and find out who we really and truly are, and in fact have always been since birth, but which we have disconnected from and hidden either consciously or sub-consciously due to our programming from birth around what and who the world expects us to be, or would be acceptable to other people and the world. Here are a few ways that you can see how you stack up regarding showing up in this world as your true, authentic self:Read More
- What is the one thing people don’t know about you? Ask yourself what are the real reasons why you are not sharing this with people. Whether it be that you are ashamed of it, you think people won’t understand it, or it will be perceived as corny perhaps. Those are the limiting beliefs you’ve been programmed with that need to heal and be re-programmed, for you to start showing up more authentically. Until YOU embrace them and love these things about yourself, you will never believe that the world can. And the reality is once you’ve embraced and loved these things about yourself, you actually won’t care anyore whether the world or anyone else accepts and loves them or not.
- Are there times that you keep quiet or don’t do something because you believe it won’t be accepted or received well? For example, a friend of yours that you had an argument with and are currently not on speaking terms with, has their birthday. You decide not to call them or message them to wish them a happy birthday because “we are not on speaking terms”. But who you really are is someone who values the day that someone was born as a very special occasion. Ask yourself this. What are the real reasons you are not calling them to wish them happy birthday? Is it because of pride? Or perhaps because you believe they won’t want to hear from you? These are all thoughts and fears that stem from our ego, not from our true authentic selves. Ask yourself what you would do if these thoughts and fears were not present. What would the REAL you really want to do without fear, which would really be you being true to yourself? Doing that in spite of your thoughts and fears, is being authentic and being your true self. Whether it is received well or not, YOU did what the TRUE YOU would really desire to do and be in this situation.