I often see this blog bookmarked in my selection of bookmarks, but I glance right over it. I don’t have anything pressing to write about- at that time. However, when I’m not near a digital device, or when I don’t quite have the idea developed, those are the times I think, “I should write about this.” Once synchronity occurs, you’ll be seeing more from me. But for today, this very topic makes me think of authenticity.
Deeply desired and appreciated by many (most), and underutilized is this idea of being authentic. My studies in yoga and Eastern spirituality point to this topic daily, maybe even hourly. It’s such a part of the fabric of spiritual practices that I don’t think it’s really talked about much, just assumed. Assumed that we get it, and assumed that we understand how it fits into the scheme. But it’s not that easy for humans, having this human experience with this human minds and living in the West with all the external stimuli bombarding us. Some days I don’t even know what authentic is anymore, like was that my idea? Where did I get that? Or my very favorite, how long have I been holding that view/value that I really don’t even agree with!?
Have I lost you yet? I’ve lost myself. Ironic. In the effort to identify myself, to live authentically in every moment, I’ve lost myself to my mind. Silly mind- always getting the way.
Until next time (hopefully a more inspired next time), let’s challenge each other to be more authentic, but authentically authentic (without letting your mind get involved or trying too hard or being less yourself in the effort to be authentic).
At first it sounded easy, I just have to be myself! Not easy….but the outcomes are far more rewarding, in my opinion.