Raw Authenticity

Have you ever observed yourself so caught up in what other people think and how you perceive they will judge you that you tend to embellish your credentials, or your current status in this moment? Do you ever wonder why you feel the need to hide who you really are? When aggrandizing things, do you ever feel a twinge of guilt about not being truthful to the person you are communicating with? I think we all can relate to this notion of wanting to be a person the person we are relating to will like.

Living authentically requires us to take a deep look at our own motivations and behaviors. I think it is natural to want to impress your present company, your colleagues, your family, and any new prospective interests, but the most impressive thing to me is when someone can bare their soul and live in the truth of their life.

Are you not living authentically out of fear or could it be insecurity. I am sure all of our motivations are different, but similar in the outcome of what we are projecting to the universe. When we begin to live in the truth and light of our authentic being great things come about for us and all of those around us. Things become effortless and light. When we no longer hide from ourselves, let alone, everyone else, we make big strides in who we are supposed to be. Authentic, living, loving, whole….

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ljexplores
    Aug 12, 2011 @ 13:00:30

    Nat you are so right. I don’t know why it is so hard to be who we truely are. Acceptance is a big issue and it really shouldn’t be. I think most people naturally accept others that are living head on and being who they were meant to be. Maybe the hardest part is knowing ourselves well enough to understand what we are projecting and then by really knowing ourselves we can project what we really want to say about ourselves. How many of us have really taken the time to know ourselves ? How many of us can actually say what we want out of life and who we want to be ? You are asking these questions of yourself and you are finding the answers..it is wonderful to watch your process unfold. I guess that is where I am at too. I guess that makes us traveling companions. 🙂


  2. Natalie19
    Aug 12, 2011 @ 14:28:29

    Laura, even after writing this… I am still thinking of things. I think my biggest ah ha out of it, after rereading what my thoughts were, is this… I think I have always known who I am, I just haven’t always honored it. I have been close a couple of times, but something else always pulled me away from it. I am just happy to be in a place at this moment, that I am honoring who I am, with no other expectations of myself than to just live in each moment. I can’t fix the past, I can’t worry about the future, I can only deal with right now. With you as a traveling companion, I can’t go wrong! The shift is here, and I am stronger this time, and ready for it! I see that in you too! ❤


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