This might be a bit of a rant today, but I’ll try to contain myself. lol
I would have never made a good poker player or a spy for that matter. I cannot hide how I feel very well at all. Most of the time I’m thinking that’s a good thing, although it does tend to cause me to get into some trouble now and again. Okay, probably more often than I’d care to admit. 😉 To be honest, I’ve come to appreciate that about myself. It helps me maintain my integrity because I just am sucky at not being honest.
The thing is I can’t stand the BS, or games or political correctedness. I really don’t deal well with all that nonsense. I look at that kind of crap as a barrier to living well and living authentically. I also think that we buy into this ‘stuff’ and it is a big, a very big, part of what is wrong in our society. Have we lost our integrity and ability to stand firm?
The worst part? We play these same nonsense cards with ourselves. I have many people who tell me they want to live authentically and perhaps in that moment they really do. But then…well they don’t. It may not even be that they do something opposite of what they believe in…they just do or say nothing.
This isn’t living authentically.
We have to stop being afraid to be wrong in someones eyes. It’s okay if not everyone likes us, agrees with us or approves of us. You know what? BS is still BS even if we all agree on it by not standing up and disagreeing. The truth is still truth if we worry about calling it out and someone else doesn’t like it or it is hard to look at.
- We ignore our money issues instead of facing them and learning to live within what we have and looking the bottom line in the face.
- We accept what others say as gospel instead of asking questions because we want to belong and ‘not rock the boat’
- I’ve seen many people walk by and pretend ‘not to see’ or ‘not to hear’
- To often we think these gurus have it right when they may not even walk the talk they are giving
- We hide our hurt and pain and even our joy
- We often ignore our hearts and guts instead of having faith in our own wisdom
How to live authentically?
Learn who you are. Live it consciously and on purpose.
It isn’t a part-time job you can schedule around the other stuff in your life! I am well aware it’s not always easy in the moment but it will be easier and happier afterwards.
Don’t get me wrong. I slip-up too sometimes, but I strive to make conscious choice so I can be true to me. Sometimes it’s scary, sometimes its really hard and I have to push myself but when I do I usually find two interesting things happen. First, no one usually flips out (I am pretty good at tact I think lol) and often times it seems to open up the gate for others to step forward and be open about how they feel as well. Second, I feel lighter, happier and free. Authentic living truly does bring back to you the peace and happiness we crave.
Live YOU in every moment. Especially the hard ones.