What does Being Authentic really mean?
Be Authentic. These 2 words I’ve heard countless times before. On the surface, I would say “Yes”, of course I know what it means, duh! BUT I never knew what it truly meant on a deeper level until today.
You can say the “birds” told me the answer this morning (read my earlier FB post).
I was literally piling stuff on my plate to keep busy, so I can find something I desperately wanted. Searching for belonging, happiness, joy, freedom…. Seriously, who was I fooling???
I joined multiple network marketing companies with the hope of finding financial and time freedom, in addition to working full time, spent countless hours on the computer, scrolling through FB looking for answers, blah, blah, blah…. All of this never brought me to the place of finding my true authentic self.
As a matter of fact, it brought me farther away of authenticity. Who knew?!?!
After Yoga retreat in February I slowly started to back away from all the busyness of the world and invested my time and focus on learning more about Yoga. This allowed me to become more aware of my surroundings.
AWARENESS. Another word I’m sure most people have heard of. It’s a beautiful thing.
Words are words, but you need to truly experience the meaning to know what it feels like to be ALIVE.
So, let me get to the point of what I’m really trying to say here.
To find your true self, get back to the simple pleasures of life. Live in the present.
Quit filling it with “stuff”. Endless hours on the computer, the latest coach purse, drama filled friendships, won’t get you to where you need to be.
Think about what changes you need to make in your life right now to truly BE AUTHENTIC. Each one of us has it in us, but we need to do the work to find it.