The authentic is almost never found while being pursued; but there is no missing it when you are in its presence. Eva Hoffman
If I had to think of one word to describe authentic, it would be ‘freedom.’ Freedom to be who I am meant to be. I think we all know what it feels like when we, or those around us are not authentic. It feels uncomfortable, and it takes a lot of energy to convince ourselves and others.
It is impossible to be authentic and do what others approve of at the same time.
Stepping out of our comfort zone and feeling free to be who we are, takes courage. Finding what we need to do, to feel this authenticity is the difficult part. Practising stillness everyday guides me. The silence creates space for me to listen and see the signs, which leads me into being where I am meant to be.
We should not have to convince anyone what feels right for us. We should not have to be someone we are not. If I have trouble finding that space, I focus my energy on being creative and practice serving, this always moves me forward.
Finding what moves us into our authentic self is worth every effort, and when you find it, express it to the world!
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank my wonderful ‘Blogger World’ and for the gifts of authenticity you share with me each week. You inspire me, warm my heart and make me smile and laugh! Thankyou, Thankyou, for being who you are, and for your continued love and support.
“The Authentic Self is the Soul made visible” Sarah Ban Breathnach