Have you ever thought deeply and honestly about whether you are living an authentic life?
I’ve heard people describe living authentically as ‘always speaking your truth’.
That’s confusing authenticity with unfiltered honesty.
Brene Brown defines authenticity as ‘the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are’.
Notice it’s who we are, not what we say or what we do.
It’s letting our hair down emotionally and living as the person who feels most natural to us.
Who we were born to be, and who we have grown into as adults.
No internal friction, no compromised desires, and no forced people-pleasing behaviors.
And no fear of judgement.
Now, living in authenticity doesn’t mean living without regard to social norms or common courtesy.
Nor does it mean refusing to compromise so you can always have your way.
It’s simply not allowing other people’s opinions of you to be more important than your own.
Embracing authenticity also means being open to the people in your life living in their own authenticity too.
Even when it’s hard to do that.
And even when we feel disappointed because that person’s not matching our expectations of them.
That’s where we learn to set our egos aside and love unconditionally.
In the end, isn’t learning to love ourselves and others unconditionally the most rewarding life lesson?
One of the hardest parts of embracing our full authenticity is first learning to love ourselves unconditionally.
But it’s the key to becoming a confident, happy, fulfilled woman.
I coach lots of overwhelmed and stressed out working moms on how to live authentic and fulfilling lives.
I can help you with that too.
⏰ Time passes either way. Make the choice to take action and change your life now.