It's late and it was a loooong day of shooting cooking vids for a health magazine and attending the Orthomolecular Health seminar on anxiety tonight, but rather than going to sleep I had to share this with you.
As I scanned my iPhone for any last emails or texts that require my immediate attention before sleep, this blog that I subscribe to caught my eye with it's title: "Are you being strategic or authentic in that special relationship". (Funny, because I didn't even realize at first that it was my dad's blog!!!). I read the whole thing and it really got me thinking and inspired me to write this short post for you this evening.
Authenticity is not always easy, but it's worth it. I personally can relate. In my closest relationships with both men and women throughout my life there have been times when I should have be more honest, should have listened to my inner wisdom and then later heard that voice inside my head saying "I told ya so!".
The torture I put myself through by not being authentic hurt people and hurt myself. When I wasn't authentic with what I really wanted and communicated what I desired, I was putting emotional stress on myself to be and do, what didn't feel right.
Now being authentic with your true feelings towards others may not always give you the reaction you expect from that person, but it's better now, than later. Why put off what you can do right now for another day? Why put off being truly happy another day?
Just remember that people who are not ready for your authenticity will slowly leave your life or perhaps take a vacation, which will open the door to strengthen current relationships or create new ones.
When you are authentic, you peel back the layers to be vulnerable (this is a mighty good thing!) and be true to your values. Being authentic promotes harmony between your body, mind and your soul.