“I find that the very things that I get criticized for, which is usually being different and just doing my own thing and just being original, is the very thing that’s making me successful.” – Shania Twain
It takes courage to be ourselves. Self-love and respect too.
Along with a likelihood of leading us to success, being authentic can lead us to better health and more happiness.
For these and other reasons, let’s summon courage, love and reverence today and allow our true selves to show up in all that we do. Let’s encourage authenticity in others too.
Surely there will be greater hope for peace in our world when we recognize the beauty of everyone’s uniqueness.
Vulnerability is the birthplace of connection and the path to the feeling of worthiness. If it doesn’t feel vulnerable, the sharing is probably not constructive.”
– Brene Brown
It takes courage to be vulnerable. Fortunately we all have courage built in to us. Of course, we need to use wisdom along with courage regarding how much to share in a given situation. But even if what we communicate is appropriately on a surface level, we can still share it in a way that keeps us honest and authentic.
With courage, let’s remove any masks we’re wearing and bravely show the world
the magnificent real person that we are.
Be you. Be real. You are beautiful. Strong and courageous too.
“Do you solemnly swear that you will tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?”
~ Courtroom Oath Question
A few days ago I wrote a touchstone that invited us all to be courageous and hopeful about beginning something for the first time or “yet again.”
When I wrote that touchstone, I thought of many possible “somethings” I might approach with this fresh start intention, such as eating more greens and organizing my office, to name two simple ones.
But when I read that touchstone in my own email in-box, something deeper came up from the guiding voice within. Be impeccable with your word, I heard, which, as you may know, is the first of the four principles written about in the bestselling book The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. Continue reading →