There is something about this concept called ‘authenticity’ that never fails to stir something up inside of me. Every time I encounter this word, I feel a part of me points out to something that I have never acknowledged enough.
Having enough freedom to pursue almost anything I have ever aspired for in life, I have never encountered ‘external restrictions’. But I have never realized, ‘when’, ‘how’, ‘where’ I actually started internalizing restrictions. Most of these have been made its way to my subconscious through observations and subtle stratum of judgments, layers of social dogma that envelope the consciousness and the conditioning of culture. Every single time I have found myself to be a ‘misfit’ in the given circumstances, an innate longing to either being accepted by the tribe or at least not feel an out caste has probably triggered the forming of these internalized restrictions.
So, what do I mean by internalized restrictions? It could be something as simple as following an established framework of ‘success’ or what a ‘successful’ life looks like dressing up in a manner which is not an expression of me. Sometimes the need to edify oneself because people often misunderstand humility with dumbness and so on…
However, my awareness about these placed internalized restrictions has increased. And, this increased awareness says it is time for me to stand up and just be authentic. ‘authenticity’ is just allowing your life as an expression of who you are in that moment. There is nothing wrong in being, speaking, writing, sharing all that you truly believe in. This does not come from the premise of being arrogant or ignorant either. It is from the premise of awareness.
So, as I share my views about authenticity today and if this resonates with you, I welcome you to step up and follow who you are, build your tribe, to begin with, and let the world be inspired to be more authentic. It is in true authenticity that we unmask you, clean ourselves from the layers of conditioning and dissolve our judgments about self and others, as we evolve on this journey of ‘being’.
Embrace yourself today, bring out the ‘BEST VERSION’ of yourself, as this is the only authentic thing in the ever- changing world of ‘Truth’.
It lasts only a moment. The journey of eons can be lived only from ‘moment’ to ‘moment’. May your awareness bring you many moments of this encounter with the truth.