Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.
You suppose you are the trouble
But you are the cure
You suppose that you are the lock on the door
But you are the key that opens it
It’s too bad that you want to be someone else
You don’t see your own face, your own beauty
Yet, no face is more beautiful than yours.
But it is not what I am saying that is hurting you; it is that you have wounds that I touch by what I have said. You are hurting yourself. There is no way I can take this personally.
Read in bed. RISE WITH THE SUN. Devour books. Be ridiculous. Stop worrying now. If not, then when? MARRY YOURSELF. Write a letter. Colour. Get organized. Go to your favourite restaurant. Don’t order the usual. Yoga. Grab a latte. Invent new ways to love. BE ENDEARING. Transform negatives. Delight someone. Be who you truly are, love what you do and the money will follow. Believe in everything. Contribute to someone’s success. ASTONISH YOURSELF. Eliminate clutter. Listen to music with the bass on max. Save for a rainy day. Save for a vacation. Take a different route to work. BREATHE. Treat yourself. Tell your friends and family you love them. Collect your pennies. Order an expensive bottle of wine. Hold the door open for a stranger. SMILE AT YOURSELF IN THE MIRROR. Learn from the past. Let go of the past. DANCE. Always be curious. Paint your nails. Sing out loud. Laugh out loud. Eat your fruits and veggies. Hug your loved ones. Chin up. Head high. Fake it ‘til you make it.
“The word “surrender” is often interpreted as giving up, as weakness, as admitting defeat. Although this is one way to use the word, we will use it in a different way. Surrendering means letting go of your resistance to the total openness of who you are. It means giving up the tension of the little vortex you believe yourself to be and realizing the deep power of the ocean you truly are. It means to open with no boundaries, emotional or physical, so you ease wide beyond any limiting sense of self you might have.”— David Deida
In detachment lies the wisdom of uncertainty…in the wisdom of uncertainty lies the freedom from our past, from the known, which is the prison of past conditioning. And in our willingness to step into the unknown, the field of all possibilities, we surrender ourselves to the creative mind that orchestrates the dance of the universe.” -Deepak Chopra