I define authenticity as the consistent practice of choosing to know who you are, embrace who you are, and be who you are — especially what makes you unique and different — so that you feel most connected to yourself and to others.
Authenticity is a practice and a journey, and when you commit to a living authentically, you’re pledging to live in alignment with what I call the Authenticity Principle — a commitment to being yourself as much as possible even in the face of judgment, bias, or fear.
While no one can be authentic 100% of the time, it serves you to make this happen as much as you can so that you feel seen, empowered, and respected. Authenticity is about embracing who you are and then bravely revealing this to others in a vulnerable and courageous way.
The path of authentic living isn’t a straight, neat line — it takes a lot of mindfulness and hard work! And frankly, sometimes you’ll need help to stay on this road. I know I certainly did! I spent hours and hours developing my own healing and self-love practices to find my voice and stand in my power. But it was worth every second!
In order to live an authentic life, you need to dig deep into understanding your three selves.
Your Authentic Self is the truest reflection of who you are at your core — an expression of your values, beliefs, needs, desires, thoughts, emotions, and more.
Your Adapted Self is who you are when you make a choice to adapt an aspect of your behavior in order to meet your own needs or others’ needs.
Your Performing Self is who you are when you feel like you don’t have a choice but to conform or mask aspects of your true self.
The real magic of authentic living happens when you start to understand when and how to flow between your Authentic Self and Adapted Self!
This 30-day guided self-reflection journey will help you reconnect with your inner power.
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