Lately the word Authenticity is coming up a lot.
What does it mean to be authentic? Or live in Authenticity?
Being authentic means coming from a real place within. It is when our actions and words are congruent with our beliefs and values. It is being ourselves, not an imitation of what we think we should be or have been told we should be.
To be unapologetically YOU! No matter what!
I would say it takes a great deal and tons of work to be on that vibration, consciously, every single day!
That means you might have to be a bit selfish (Is it really selfish? Maybe it is just self-care?).
You might have to get vulnerable.
You might have to hurt someone.
You might have to set boundaries.
You might have to be brutally honest with yourself and what works for you and only you.
You might lose friends, relatives, customers, immediate family members because of it.
BUT you will GAIN, people that are truly honest, and in truth with themselves too.
You see, if you step into Autenthicity, it isn't about how much you can show. You have to be willing and ready to drop your mask. It is about connecting to your inner divine being. Your true self.
But before you can access authenticity, you have to figure out who you are.
And I would say, that is more work, but rewarding in the end, than anything else.
Once you truly understand and know who you are, and what makes you whole, content, joyful, that is when everything else falls into place. Once you step into Authenticity, you cannot go back. Because if you compromise yourself, just a tiny bit, you will have to pay for it. Either with getting sick, depressed, anxious etc. There is no going back. It is growth and awareness.
That means to leave that party, if you feel uncomfortable. And stop feeling guilty or fear based. That means not to numb yourself with drugs and alcohol when it gets tough or if you are in a social situation ( just because everyone else is doing it, don't do it), to break free from patterns, and generations of family karma. To be OK to be by yourself and do things on your own. To not need any approval from anyone. Not your spouse, your mom and dad, your teacher, your friends etc. To say NO, a firm NO, to people if it doesn't make you feel good, or doesn't apply to you. To go your way and not judge others. To not trying to keep up with the Joneses, because that is what society told you. To break free. Simply to break free. To go back to your core. To be in harmony in what you think, say and do!