The First Principle of Sacred Activism is to Get Authentic Sacred Activism is intentionally creating on the inside what you are actively creating on outside. The first principle of sacred activism is to get authentic. You’ll notice that the principle is get authentic rather than be authentic. Being authentic is often interpreted as expressing your […]
Embody Your Authentic Truth!
Authenticity is the top quality that people are demanding in their leaders, employees & friends. But what does Authenticity mean?
A common assumption is that authenticity means expressing your “real” or “genuine” thoughts and feelings with other people. But thoughts and feelings are learned patterns. When you speak and act from learned patterns, people can sense non-authenticity even if they can’t articulate it. Plus, since most people have a variety of competing values, judgments and “shoulds,” being “authentic” to each one that arises can be disorienting both internally for those around you, especially family members, employees, colleagues & clients.
Voicing your authentic thoughts and opinions to others is actually the third step in leading an authentic life. Before you can be authentic with others, you need to be genuine with yourself. This is the critical personal and spiritual evolution of our time—and much more challenging than voicing your thoughts and opinions to others.
True authenticity is fully experiencing your thoughts and emotions, even as you stay connected to and respond from your unconditoned self or True/Authentic Self. The ability to differentiate between the urgency of your surface thoughts and emotions and the much quieter inner wisdom of your heart-centered authentic self provides steady leadership, thoughtful mentorship, stable relationships and a more peaceful inner life.
What does the body have to do with authenticity?
Your body knows all the levels of your truth—from the judgments and “shoulds” that you have internalized to the expansive freedom of your heart-centered Authentic Self. Your body is a pivotal partner in the journey of authenticity. When you learn how to listen to your body and give it the resources it needs to let go of learned patterns and to express your authenticity through your nervous system & fascia, then can more easily experience your Authentic Self as who you are all of the time, in your relationships and all aspects of your personal and professional lives.
Start today!A great way to start is to go through my free Three Steps to Authenticity for Personal & Professional Success mini-workshop. In it you will learn what true authenticity is, how to connect with your authentic truth all of the time, and how to express yourself from your heartfelt authentic truth even in the most stressful & challenging situations! Just click the link below to download it now.