Friday, November 13, 2015

The Fight for Authenticity

There is a longing inside each one of us to be our true selves. Our true self is not one made of wishful thinking or high hopes. It is The Gift that God himself placed inside of each one of us, individually. We each have a gift that we, and only we, can give to others in just the right way to bring hope and light to a soul lost in the darkness.

It is a battle to be your true self. I know in my own fight for authenticity that turning off all the noise of "should have" and "could have" and "why didn't you" is difficult indeed.

Some people seem to be born with authentic genes and others seem to have no hope of it at all. The truth is we ALL can live authentic lives.

"To be nobody-but-yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody but yourself-means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight-and never stop fighting." E.E. Cummings

For today, I will offer these words from Brene Brown: "Choosing authenticity means cultivating the courage to be imperfect, to set boundaries, and to allow ourselves to be vulnerable."

Fight on, Real Gurls. It is worth the fight! Freedom awaits.....