Authenticity: Being Yourself, Trusting Yourself
You’ve been taught time and time again that there are others “out there” who know better than you do about you, your body, what foods to eat, what to study, what to understand, who to trust, where to live, what job you should have, and on and on. In the face of all this external energy, where is your authentic voice and what is it telling you? Or do you even listen in the first place?
One of the challenges we all face is to know what is truth and what may not be so truthful when it comes to living our lives. The thoughts you think are a conglomeration of inspiration, instruction, and repeated thoughts (aka beliefs) that become ingrained and “second nature.” When we want to find out what our “first nature” is, we must seek within and clear away all these tangled webs of ideas that may or may not be our own.
Through introspection, relaxing, letting go of stressful situations and people, and letting the mind-chatter settle down, you can begin to hear your spiritual voice calling to you with love and serenity. Though it may not always be easy to get into this mindset, you’ll totally thank yourself for making mindfulness a regular part of your day.
Some of the questions you may be asking yourself are: Who am I? Why am I here? What is important to me? What is my relationship to spirit? What is my place in the natural world? Who is the Goddess?
Now, here is where it gets interesting. When you do check within every day, you’ll start figuring out these answers through flashes of insight, inspiration and joyful feelings. These feelings are helping you to refine and redefine who you think you are and what really brings joy into your life. You know the thoughts you are thinking are in alignment with your inner knowing when they feel oh so good!
Sure, there will be uncomfortable moments, yet these are signposts to past thinking or thoughts that others have instilled in you when you were younger. As you explore and trust your inner guidance, you can more clearly and more easily let go of this past programming and really live the life that best suits you, personally, uniquely.
Authenticity is the conduit to your best life because it allows you to tailor and celebrate your own ways of living and loving life. And as you play into your new and more loving understanding of your authentic nature, you’ll welcome these tranquil moments of serenity every morning. You’ll seek and find people, places and experiences that lift you up and share your common uplifted vibe. Be who you have always wanted to be and let that be enough, perfectly so.