“Once you accept and rejoice in your authenticity, you begin to see things as YOU are. You begin to see the authentic self is the Soul made visible. Godspeed on your journey to wholeness.” ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach …
I am a perfect and marvelous creation of a loving God… and I am beautifully unique. How often do I recognize this truth in my life? How often do I show my authentic self–my very soul and being made visible–to the world around me? These are very important questions to ask ourselves, because the answers show us exactly where we stand on our journey towards wholeness.
Just like an jigsaw puzzle… our wholeness depends on us being complete–on embracing all the pieces that make us a completed puzzle. To do so, we have to realize that we are perfect just as we are–our strengths and our flaws. Often times we try to hide away parts of ourselves from the rest of the world, and when we do so, we become partial–we are not our true and authentic self. On top of this fact, it is both difficult and unhealthy to hide away parts of who we really are, and doing so often times leaves us with excess baggage to carry around as well as aches and scars to deal with.
Each day we are faced with decisions that require us to choose if we are going to reflect our true authenticity back to the world, or hide it away. One leaves us miserable and incomplete, while the other, being real and authentic in everything we do and all that we say, makes us whole and allows others to know us as we truly are.
Questions to consider:
How do you define authenticity? In what ways do you accept and rejoice it?
How important is truth in your life?
Do you always look to shine forth your true, authentic self? How can you make it easier to do so?
For further thought:
“The only thing more important than being good is being real. Authenticity is kinder than resignation without conviction. Truth leads to good faster than good leads to truth. Ultimately truth is good, but you have to live it from the inside out.” ~ Alan Cohen