Being Authentic in a busy world is challenging. Some days all we can do is get up, and get out of the door to go off to school, work, being at home with children or whatever else we may do in the mornings. So why is being authentic so significant, and what does that actually mean?
Being authentic means knowing who you are and what you want. What do you want to do with your life, your heart, your resources. There are plenty of people out there willing to tell you what you should do and why its important to do it in the way they think is right for you. I am here to tell you, that one path, one way does not fit everyone.
Being true to yourself is so important because, if you are going to be content, accepting and have some happiness in your life, you must listen to your own inner wise person.
There really is enough to go around, even though we are told that this is not true. We are set up to be competitive, independent and self serving. I believe that you can take care of yourself first and have the time and energy then to be helpful and kind.
There may be many bumps on the road, there may be detours, closed doors, but if you do the best you can, and pay attention to who you are and what you need, you will find a way to make a life that is meaningful and rich for you.
One other thought is to unplug every day for awhile, let the sorrow and the news of the world go for awhile while you recharge your own batteries, listen to your own voice and come around full circle to being true to yourself.