To be authentic is to be true, down to the core.
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” E.E. Cummings
Have you found your authentic self or are you still seeking your truth?
It is my belief that non-conformity leads to a full life. Not mediocrity but YOUR most exceptional self.
To do so you have to identify three things:
- What makes you happy?
- What drives passion within you?
- Where does your motivation come from?
Once identified you can then peel back the layers and reveal the beautiful person within. This will result in more enlightenment, joy, understanding, sense of purpose, and quality of life.
How to be your authentic self
Stay connected to your core values
When you understand what these are you can then make choices that naturally align with those values and beliefs.
Let go of thoughts that don’t best serve you
Liberate yourself from any thoughts that don’t push you towards the place you want to be. Anything that may be of hindrance to you, such as negativity or feelings of guilt, shame or anger should all be released.
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Surround yourself with people who add value to your life
Keep people who bring a positive energy to your life close to you. Those that lift you up, support you and that you find trustworthy will bring out the best in you.
Take some time to be with yourself whether it be in nature or in a quiet room with your eyes closed. Make it a habit to connect with yourself regularly with no distraction.
Most authenticity comes from letting the walls down and being vulnerable. This allows you to gain insight into your truth and accept connection to what aligns most with you.
Accept your imperfections
We are all imperfectly perfect and what makes one person different from the next is what makes them special. So, be okay with what makes you different because it’s YOU.
Be kind and compassionate
Hate, anger, judgement all makes you stagnant. It buries your ability to make real connections with self and with others. Your most authentic self grows from kindness and compassion for others. When you continuously give in this way your soul will flourish.
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Being your most authentic self allows you to be free. You will set forth on a path to purpose, finally live with passion, have a fulfilled heart, allow healthy boundaries to be created and all aspects of life will come into alignment.
It’s a journey but one that is extremely satisfying.
“When you show up authentic, you create the space for others to do the same. Walk in your truth.” Anonymous
What makes you, YOU? Leave a comment below.
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