Each of us is already authentic, but most of us have yet to discover it. Often we go through life neither sensing our authentic power nor experiencing the joy and payoffs from living our own truth. We are taught that “being an adult” means having to compromise all the time. We alter our behaviour to suit someone or something else. We get to the end of the day feeling that we didn’t get a thing right: The children didn’t eat breakfast; we were late to work; we forgot the nephew’s birthday and caused a family rift; we didn’t clean the oven; we ate takeaways again. To make things worse, we finally fell into bed without doing the reading/face exercises/meditation that we committed ourselves to doing months ago, but haven’t done since.
It’s funny, but we women constantly beat ourselves up. Then we wonder why our lives do not satisfy us. Meanwhile, buried beneath all of the noise and bustle that we’ve gathered around us, lies the spark of who we really are. Once you learn to feed that spark, you can set your world on fire.
Courtesy Leslie Kenton