Posted by: mylovingheart | January 12, 2013

Living an Authentic Life!

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It has taken awhile to become comfortable in my own skin.  To fully embrace all my fears, wants, and desires that are in my life.  I have learned to look at my strengths and my weaknesses.  What I realized was that I wanted to live an authentic life.  Believe me, it requires a daily practice.  When you choose to live an authentic life it means you must cultivate the courage to be imperfect, to set boundaries, and to allow yourself to be vulnerable.  It also opens the door for so many other things.  Along the way you learn to exercise the compassion that comes from knowing that we are all made of strength and struggle and connected to each other through a loving and resilient human spirit.  For me, I wanted to nurture the connection and sense of belonging that can only happen when you let go of what you are supposed to be and embrace who you are.  To be able to say “I am good and happy!”  To go out and let love be your guide.  Can you imagine if you let go of people’s response to you or even sometimes their lack of response to you because you embraced who you are?  Authenticity demands wholehearted living and loving–even when it’s hard, even when you are wrestling with the shame and fear of not being good enough, and especially when the joy is so intense that you are afraid to let yourself feel it.  To allow whoever you are in a relationship with to also be free to be who they are.  To embrace their strengths and struggles too.  Allow yourself to look for the blessing in each person and experience at all times.

What I have discovered is that when you mindfully practice authenticity during your most soul-searching struggles is when you invite grace, joy and gratitude into your life.  May we all learn to embrace living an authentic life!


Responses

  1. BEAUTIFULLY SAID!!!! And RIGHT ON.

    This should be read every morning before you wake up! 🙂

    Thank you MyLovingHeart!!


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