“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.”
What does it mean to live one’s life authentically?
When we drop our pretense and stop hiding behind our self-created illusionary masks, for protection from being truly seen, we can then embrace who we really hare—beautiful, powerful, creative, unique and yes… flawed.
The experience of life allows for us to evolve—grow and change and choose our path—not only over our lifetime, but in every moment. We can behave anyway we want, and be anything we want, on any given day. Why then, not do so authentically? Our humanness, is what makes us special and yet the same. We all have stories, traumas and pasts. Yet, we all deserve to not live our life carrying the weight of shame, embarrassment, judgment or fear. The baggage of our past need not be the baggage of our future.
We must remember that love is the embodiment of acceptance of self and others. Allowing others to experience us as our true selves is the ultimate gift for all involved. Presenting, and living as a false self is both unnatural and unhealthy.
When we hide from ourselves, and in the process from others, it ultimately denies us the opportunity to be totally free and unencumbered by the tiring effort of staying hidden and unseen.
“Being human” is the ultimate shared human experience. Without excuses, or disclaimers, own who you are in totality and share your authentic self with the world. The world will be better for it and so will you. At our core our genuineness is our true essence. Share it proudly and in turn, honor the power of authenticity.
Living Authentically is to choose to…
Be human. Be seen. Be real. Be truth.
Today, what can you do to own, reveal and share your true authentic self?
© 2013 Anthony J.W. Benson All Rights Reserved.
Anthony J.W. Benson is a respected transformational teacher, writer, speaker, producer and creative business strategist who has worked closely with leaders in the human potential field, including Cyndi Dale, Neale Donald Walsch, Gregg Braden, Rainbeau Mars, and Margaret Paul, Ph.D. among many other luminaries. He is the founder of Deeper Well Publishing as well as injoi Creative and injoi Music. A popular guest on many radio and television shows, Anthony has appeared on The Wisdom Channel, Blog Talk Radio, Co-Creator Network, Layers of Health, NBC, and FOX TV. He has also been featured as an authority in his field in Evolving Wellness, Essence Magazine, Black Enterprise Magazine, City Pages, The Minneapolis Star and Tribune, Edge Life, Evolving Beings, Inspire Me Today, and The St. Paul Pioneer Press. Additionally, he has contributed to many publications and books, including the “Hot Chocolate for the Mystical Soul” series, the Edge Newsaper, Miracle Journeys, Skyway News and Elephant Journal to name a few. For more information please visit: injoicreative.com • deeperwellpublishing.com • injoimusic.com • facebook.com/injoi • twitter.com/injoi