Sometimes we might get a sense that if I can come from a more authentic place then I will feel more confident or feel more at ease with myself and others or be less stressed or be happier or achieve more and so on. The list can be endless depending on how we experience ourselves.
I believe that to feel and experience ourselves as authentic we have to start from a place of self acceptance because authenticity also equates to being true to ourselves as we are right now. However, we also know that there are aspects of ourselves that we wish to change, grow out of or learn to live with. There may be recognition of aspects of ourselves that are held back and inhibited or we feel stuck where we are right now and have a sense that there is more to who I am.
It seems from my experience that authenticity has two perspectives. On the one hand I am always authentically myself right here right now if I can accept myself as I am warts and all so to speak. On the other hand I also recognise that I have potential for change which can embrace broader visions of what it is to feel more authentically myself.
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May this day find you well.