Embracing Who We Are
Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be, and embracing who we are.
When we choose authenticity we:
- Cultivate the courage to be imperfect, to set boundaries, and to allow ourselves to be vulnerable.
- Exercise the compassion that comes from knowing that we are made of strengths and struggles.
- Nurture the connection and sense of belonging that can only happen when we believe that we are enough.
Authenticity demands wholehearted living and loving – even when it’s hard, even when we’re wrestling with the shame and fear of not being good enough, and especially when the joy is so intense we’re afraid to let ourselves feel it.
Mindfully practicing authenticity during our most soul-searching struggles is how we invite grace, joy, and gratitude into our lives.