There are so many things around us to pull us in one direction, mold us, and shape our views. So, do we ever know who we really are?
When interests, relationships and trends are constantly changing, how do we know how to get to the core of our authenticity?
And what is authenticity anyway?
Merriam Webster Dictionary Says authenticity is:
: real or genuine : not copied or false
: true and accurate
: made to be or look just like an original
Each of us is individualized and unique! By not copying what we see, and instead being truly genuine to our unique self, we can achieve inner authenticity.
Think about stripping away all of the outside stuff (relationships, environment, media) that shapes the energy around you.
Who are you without all of that?
If you aren’t sure, that’s ok! It also means that right now is a great time to start investigating.
So here’s the deal. Stripping off the other factors can take some time, but you can choose to start discovering the authentic you right now.
Ask yourself these questions:
Who are you? And more importantly, who do you want to become? YOU CHOOSE! Isn’t that empowering?!
There are a couple ways to start discovering your own authenticity.
1. Clear your brain chatter.
I encourage you to find a comfy spot. Sitting, close your eyes and simply breathe. Your mind will probably get very loud with chatter from the people around you and experiences that are currently challenging you. Even the clearest minds still deal with some brain chatter. So when thoughts do come into your mind, acknowledge them and send them off. The more practice you have doing this, the more clear your mind will be.
2. Answer these questions in writing:
Who are you in this moment?
Who would you like to become?
It is important that these lists reflect descriptions of you on a soul level. So you might say, I am compassionate now and in the future I would like to be more peaceful.
Writing out your responses and getting these answers out of your subconscious will give you a lot of insight into what is missing from your life and what you need to let go of to grow and be true to yourself.
3. Take actions that reflect who you would like to become.
This is the double whammy, BIG TIME, action step. This is the piece of the puzzle that makes it all come together.
The more actions you take toward the direction of your desires the faster your world is shaped to reflect those desires.
I just channeled that last sentence, so to make it more ME, I’ll rephrase:
Start doing things that are in line with the life you want. The more you do these things the sooner you will actually get the authentic life you’ve always dreamed of.
Lots of Love,