Are You Truly Authentic?
Are you honest and transparent when you interact with others?
Some people feel repressed from events of their childhood. They can’t express themselves freely and they live with resentment.
Some people fear rejection so they withdraw and hide. They feel exhausted by the masks they wear.
I have been inauthentic in my life too.
I have let my own self judgment and my fear of what others might think influence what I say and do. When I’m inauthentic I feel unloved and disconnected. I feel alone.
How do we make the compromises it takes to live in community and still be truly authentic?
Live Your Life Without Regret
I want to ask you a question. It’s a deep and probing one so get ready!
There is one guarantee in this life. You will die. If you are 50 or older, it is very likely that you have maybe 30 more years to live. That is 1,560 weeks and approximately 11,000 days.
So here is my question to you:
When all is said and done, will you regret that you did not uncover and take action on your life’s calling before it’s too late?
When I reached my mid-fifties I asked myself this same question. I had already created a good life but I was exhausted and loosing passion for my work. I was a successful acupuncturist and I was suffering. I craved more self-care, more balance and more joy but believed I could not succeed without personal sacrifice and stress.
The day I asked myself if I would die with regret was the day I committed to uncovering my life’s calling.