Let me begin by paraphrasing a statement made by Yann Martel when he said that you should not worry about being good, but aspire to be authentic.
Authenticity is expensive. Fakeness, deception, myth, and illusion are required for everything. As women, we sometimes hide behind artificial hair, nails, and other cosmetics to make ourselves appear more beautiful, which is okay, but this is often due to a lack of awareness of how wonderful and unique we are. All the other things, we should only use them as an enhancement to our beauty, not because we are not confident in how we look.
We live in a world where we force ourselves to please people who do not even care about us. There’s nothing wrong with wanting lovely and beautiful things, but don’t let it lead you away from your true self in the process. There’s a lot you can contribute simply by being yourself, and the world will adjust accordingly. The world will adjust if you are true to yourself.
Below are the quotes that support authentic living. I hope you find one that speaks to you and is encouraging.
Quotes on Authentic Living
The outer world is a reflection of the inner world. Other people’s perception of you is a reflection of them; your response to them is an awareness of you.Roy Bennet
You were not born on earth to please anyone; you have to live life to express yourself, not to impress someone. Don’t pretend to be someone you’re not, and never lose yourself in search of other people’s acceptance and approval.Unknown
Authenticity requires a certain measure of vulnerability, transparency, and integrity.Janet Louise Stephenson
When you are authentic, you create a certain energy, people want to be around you because you are uniqueAndie MacDowell
The greatest act of courage is to be and to own all of who you are — without apology, without excuses, without masks to cover the truth of who you are.Debbie Ford
The best part about Becoming is that you no longer have anyone or anything to prove other than yourself. You are no longer searching for anything except yourself the truth, which is very inaccessible in today’s world.Sanctuaryofgreatness.co.za
You can also read my blogger friend Evidence’s two posts. He went into great detail about how to discover and reconnect with your authentic self
Reconnecting with your authentic self
How to discover your authentic self
Which quote best resonated with you?
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From my heart to yours