What does it actually mean to “GET REAL”? How do I know if I am being authentic? Does it matter?
These questions are crucial to discovering your true identity. Real, sustained, pure happiness will never be attained while living behind a shroud of insecurity. So many of us are afraid that if we don’t “FIT IN”, or follow the rules, or conform to the expectation of family and friends, we will be outcasts and live lives of quite desperation. THAT COULD NOT BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH!
We are all afraid to deviated from the path that those before us have carved out. We listen to the media, our family, public figures and worst of all,” celebrities”, as we attempt to fashion our lives. More often than not, we ignore our inner longing, suppress our strongest desires, and endeavor to be what we believe “They” will like! This is fraud! This is blasphemous. This is truly unfortunate.
Fate, providence, destiny; Call it what you will, but we each have our own unique path to follow.
Insomuch as man is an extension of Divine Awareness, formed for the purpose of creating diverse, varied experience, no two are the same. We must be true to ourselves, refusing to be swayed by the good opinion of others, and listen to our small voice within, lest we fail to offer our piece of the puzzle.
“The mask of insecurity destroys authenticity.Remove your mask today! Live the life you wish others to believe you are living. Only Authenticity will allow you to find the path to peace.”~JR~
This above all: To thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. ~ Hamlet, Shakespeare~
The world we see around us, our version of “REALITY”, has be fashioned by us from within. We are not our experiences, nor are we our achievements. We are the silent witness behind the scenes that are unfolding. No 2 are the same. This was by “DIVINE DESIGN”. I AM has set in motion this dance of synchronicity, that maximum variety unfolds into form.
We each have a different path to follow. We must cease from childhood games of “FOLLOW THE LEADER”, and :
“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path,
and leave a trail …”~ Author Unknown ~
“We all have the “Knowledge of the Ages’ locked inside. When we decide to travel the path of Enlightenment, there is nothing to learn. We need only “Uncover” that which we have buried. Then one day, there will be a teacher. One that will help pull back the shroud of illusion and reveal the true self. That teacher will be you” ~JR~. ..
It is time to sit by the dock in solitude, journey inward and discover your true self. The patch which you were meant to sew into the tapestry of life will be found shrouded in the activities that bring you JOY. Do not feel guilt through what others will call” Selfish pursuits” for it is only by discovering your bliss that you can truly live an authentic life.
“You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.” ~ Alan Alda ~
“Come to the edge”, he said.
They said, “We are afraid”.
“Come to the edge”, he said.
He pushed them …
and they flew.
~ Guillauame Apollinaire ~
The Journey IS the Destination