Authenticity Takes Practice
Self-discovery and growth is a worthwhile life-long process.
When we do this internal work, with fierce self-compassion, we peel the layers we’ve created to protect ourselves from harm and reconnect to our most authentic selves.
Living in a world that doesn’t often value our uniqueness, we learn to protect ourselves from judgment by being strategic with which parts we show, highlighting the accepted parts, and putting up walls for self-defense.
Presenting ourselves to others in a way that is more palatable, entertaining or somehow gets more love/attention can become our autopilot that takes us further away from our truest self.
When we’ve been rejected, invalidated, or ridiculed for being organically ourselves, we put up impenetrable walls for self-protection that also prevents real connections with others.
Honoring our three-dimensional truest self is a courageous act that usually requires lots of practice and openness to self-discovery. When we commit to being real, every day, we live life more fully.