As someone who spends a great deal of time behind masks of various forms and assuming a variety of roles, I have been daydreaming a lot recently about what it means to be authentic.
Time spent discussing, reading and meditating around it all as a stream to personal growth, as an individual and as a player in relationships, has led me to the feeling that I have in this now moment, as I sit in the morning sun courageous enough to brush off the to-do list looming over me and give respect to the need to write about the circling thoughts.
I give recognition to the notion that self authenticity is not something that can be judged from the outside. That is, others are incapable of making evaluations of our truth, our authenticity. And yet they do and will continue to, just as often as we question our own truth, just as strongly as we take on outside words and actions t make sense of internal reality. Granted we have full control over our reactions to their invalid judgments just as they do in response to ours. In addition, it is likely that we spend far too much time expecting validation from outside sources in an attempt to concrete authenticity within; about as useful as blowing bubbles without the magical bubble blowing liquid.
I have come to a comfort place about it all, recognizing that self authenticity means being vulnerable to and aware of polarities within. Perceiving the masks, admiring their presence and choosing their placement. Understanding the roles and playing them all with openness. Saying yes to the diversity. Celebrating the contrast. I have only one truth, it’s me.
Sharing some other people’s thoughts on having the courage to be authentic and honoring the polarities within. Proof that we are all living in a variety of truth states…
Seth’s no BS thoughts on being real. You could spend your time wondering if what you say you are is really you. Or you could just act like that all the time. That’s good enough, thanks. Save the angst for later.
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Polarity is the loom on which reality is strung, the magnetic dance of universal forces playing in grand cooperation. – Astro Dream Advisor