Sunday, May 19, 2013

Being Authentic

This life is about treating yourself 
and others with authenticity.
It is about learning how to be the person you truly are.
 It is about creating your self and your life from the inside out.

This life is about following your passions.
 What are you passionate about? Honestly? Do you even know?
 What is it that ignites your heart? What inspires you?

To be authentic, you have to be living in line with things you are passionate about. Living passionately is living with a purpose... If you don't know what you are passionate about,
 why are you even here? 

You don't know your purpose? Find it. 
Sit down, and figure out your passions.
 Free your heart, start writing. Think onto paper.
 Why are you here? What makes YOU feel alive? 

How aware are you of yourself??
How do you act when no one is around? 
What masks do you wear? 
Do you feel you have any value?

The first step to being authentic, creating beauty and changing your life, is to figure yourself out.
Be curious about yourself. What do you believe in? What kind of person are you? What kind of person were you? What decisions and experiences have you been through that shaped your life? If you don't know who you are, get out and go experience the world. Let your mistakes shape you. Get a past, then learn from it.
Stop living someone else's life, 
stop mirroring someone else's identity. 

Get your own. 

It's impossible to live an authentic life, if you do not know who you are.

But of course there are no plateaus in life.  
Knowing yourself isn't enough. 
You have to experience who you are. 
Take risks, try new things, create, destroy, connect, feel, act, love.

As you feel connected with yourself you will feel inspired to act in new ways. 
It's the new things that will continue to define you, change you, make you.
Remember, there are no plateaus in this life. 
There is no end, only the journey.

Things either keep growing, or they decline.
That's okay.

Sometimes it's totally okay to give up people
 and things in your life.
If something isn't working for you, it's working against you.
People are the same way.

Stop worrying about pleasing others, 
and stop worrying about what other's think. 

You can't live an authentic life if you are trying to mould yourself to the opinions of others. 
You can't be your true self if you are trying to be someone else. 

If you are continually trying to live your life for or around other's, you are not being authentic. 

Be true and real. 

The people that truly love and care about you
 will support you no matter what.
And if they don't? 
Leave them, or let them leave you. 

Be free from other's. 
Be yourself. 

"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind" -- Dr Seuss


  1. I read this out loud to myself, and it did something good to my soul. I especially like your take on mistakes. It helps me to know my mistakes helped guide me, and didn't wreck me :)

  2. I really needed to hear this, thank you so much for sharing :)

  3. do you have a tattoo in that last photo? i've never seen it in any of your others! it looks amazing from what is showing there!

  4. You and your blog are beautiful inspirations! Each time I read an entry, I start thinking about how I can apply these lessons to my own life, or it provokes cognition in my otherwise mundane routine of day-to-day living. Thank you for sharing your words with all of us! <3


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