I was thinking a lot about being our most authentic selves. The said truth is the majority of people for whatever reason are unable to do that. They never find the person they were meant to be, and they are unable to develop themselves to their greatest potential. Being authentic is not easy to do, but it is definitely worth it. It takes time and effort to un-learn beliefs, habits and ways of living. It means taking off the mask we wear and taking baby steps into our real lives.
To be authentic means to find the key to happiness and success within ourselves, not within society that we live in. Do you ever wonder why it is so important to live a certain way, with a certain car, house, school degree, etc?! It is because society dictates it to be so. To live and be your authentic self, you must free yourself from that cultural prison. You must think for yourself and create your own thoughts, needs and desires. Then, and only then, will you actually be living your best and most authentic life.
When you live an authentic life, you are living the life that resonates with your inner being. You will not bind yourself with destructive habits, relationships or lifestyles and you will no longer be hiding who you are. You will gain inner strength and let go of manipulation, power plays, cruelty and hatred. You will find that your life is being elevated to a higher spiritual level. You will be thinking of humankind, rather than self. You won’t be afraid of truth, and will deal with fear in a better way.
Teilhard de Chardin said, ” We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience”… This truth has been expressed since the beginning of time. We need to embrace it, live it and share it with others. If we do this, our world will have less fear, hate and destruction, and more love, happiness, peace and abundance.
I encourage you to lead yourself into a life of authenticity. Let go of the fear, take off the mask you wear and LIVE. You may need to spend some time and ponder exactly what it is you want from your life, and who exactly you are. It is a journey that will lead you to incredible things, mostly YOURSELF! Baby steps my amazing friends, it’s all part of the journey. I love you all very much and you are in my heart and prayers. I am sending each of you an authentic, pink hug.
Sarah-Pink Welch ©2013