The world is full of fakes and frauds nowadays. It is a breath of fresh air to meet someone who lives an authentic life. But how do you achieve authentic living? I believe that there are some secrets of authentic living.
7 Secrets of Authentic Living
Nobody’s perfect. You are flawed, just like everybody else. The sooner you accept your imperfections, the sooner you will be liberated. Authentic living means being able to accept who you are, warts, scars, quirks and all.
An authentic life is an honest life; a life free of pretentions. A genuine and honest person is honest to himself and to the people around him. He does not hide his opinion, his ideas, and his feelings, but he knows his limitations and keeps it tactful. Just because you’re honest does not give you the excuse to be an insensitive jerk.
That inner voice has both gentleness and clarity. So to get to authenticity, you really keep going down to the bone, to the honesty, and the inevitability of something.Meredith Monk
Know who you are and who you want to be. If you choose to live a well thought of authentic life, it is important to be aware of it all the time. Self-awareness is being aware of your shortcomings and knowing which part of your life needs improvement, which ultimately leads to an authentic lifestyle.
To be conscious and deliberate of one’s action is to decide what one must choose. Be purposeful in your decisions. Be resolute in the kind of life you want to live. Live with a purpose and drive.
We need to find the courage to say NO to the things and people that are not serving us if we want to rediscover ourselves and live our lives with authenticity.Barbara de Angelis
An authentic life is a life not based on other people’s opinion. You live a life of self-awareness and sense of purpose. But most of all you need to live a life of self-security. Meaning you don’t let criticisms change who you are. You don’t let naysayers stop you from fulfilling your purpose. You are secured to your identity.
#6 Open mind
Self-security is not enough to live authentically. You also need to be open minded. There’s a thin line between being self-secured to being stubborn and narrow minded. You may be unconsciously shutting down a positive criticism and suggestion for your improvement if you don’t have an open mind. Be open to new learning as well—be an eternal student.
Stay connected with the people in your life. Stay connected with nature, for in truth, we are all connected to each other. Stay true to yourself by staying connected to what makes your nature who you are; a piece of the puzzle in the universe. Leading a secular life is disconnecting yourself from what nature has meant for you.
Be your authentic self. Your authentic self is who you are when you have no fear of judgment, or before the world starts pushing you around and telling you who you’re supposed to be. Your fictional self is who you are when you have a social mask on to please everyone else. Give yourself permission to be your authentic self.Dr Phil
The more authentic you are with yourself, the more you will attract authentic people in your life. Adopt these secrets of authentic living and be free from the unnecessary baggage of a fake life.
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