“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.”
― C.G. Jung
In any given moment you have a chance to shine your light on earth, so bright that you leave a trail of sparkly love wherever you tread. To leave the biggest footprint and to get the optimal brightness out of your light you need to follow your authentic voice.
What is it that makes your heart sing? Do that! Actually… do lots of that! Authentic Living enables you to be true to your heart, to follow the calling of your soul. The first step in the process is to just show up and commit.
The second step on the path to true authentic living requires deep reflective processing. It requires asking the questions that you may not want answers for. To live Authentically requires accessing the deep hidden well of talents and desires that may have been dormant for years. It needs courage to move past the fear of ridicule or failure.
Authentic Living is not about being nice and it’s not necessarily easy. Authentic living is about creating a passion filled life and it gives you the permission to live the way you truly want. Here’s the thing, you don’t need the permission, just a yearning to follow the messages of your heart, watch how fulfilling your life becomes.
In the words of Steve Maraboli in Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience, “There is nothing more beautiful than seeing a person being themselves. Imagine going through your day being unapologetically you.” It is true what Steve says people living authentically radiate happiness and joy, the effects of authentic living are both internally and externally evident.
The game changers in the world live authentically, are brave enough to push the boundaries of what is considered ‘normal’. Remember, what is considered normal today will seem archaic to future generations. All because some brave soul had the courage to live their passion.
To live authentically requires:
- Detachment from others judgments of you
- Being aware of what ignites feelings of passion and happiness
- Being open to feeling a genuine sense of wellbeing and happiness
- To open the floodgates to the fear of failure presenting itself in you. To have the courage to move past the fear
- To live a virtuous life with compassion, kindness and courage
- Follow through and be committed to living your authentic life
- To fall in love with yourself
- To know who you are
Imagine how relationships would flourish if there was only ever authenticity from the beginning, if you didn’t have to change the person ‘you are’ to the person you should be.
Never in history has their been such a big platform to follow your own authentic voice. Anything that is worth it is never easy… if it makes you happy than do it. Life flies by in a blink of an eye and at the end of life there is often regrets, don’t let being true to your authentic self be your regret.
Live your life on Purpose… Make your ‘soul’ purpose authenticity! You were created for greatness, happiness and joy. Do just that!
I hope that you find the courage to live your authentic life.
I always write about what I am in the process of learning. To be able to teach, you need to first be a student. Authentic Living is something that I am extremely passionate about, I can’t imagine not being true to myself now, it would hurt to much and when I fall back into old habits, I suffer. To be passionate about something, truly passionate is to have purpose and ultimately that is what we are all searching for, a life that feels like we belong, that feels like home.
Love and Light and all things nice,