During my latest workshop (Love the skin you're in) we explored the idea of living a truly authentic life. A life that truly reflects who we are, our mission in this life and celebrates our abilities and talents.
The joy of living an authentic life comes from the fact that being authentic is easy and not laboured. To be yourself takes no effort at all and yet, ironically, people find it hard.
An authentic person speaks, behaves, dresses, expresses and acts in a way consistent with who this person believes they are. This remains consistent regardless of what setting they are in and what they are trying to achieve. This creates a harmonious way of living where there is no internal conflict between how you wish you were and how you actually are.
Living authentically brings with it the peaceful balance between enjoying life and having purpose. An authentic person is at peace with who they are. This means they feel no need to overwork or stress in order to prove something. They understand clearly that their value is not dependant on what they achieve nor other people's opinions.
They are also so sure of who they are that self limiting beliefs do not exist in their world. There is no need to throw in the towel, no frustration, no giving up and no cynicism. They have a clear vision, a deep understanding and complete self acceptance making outside opinion and internal chatter irrelevant.
If you would like to get more tips on how to live an authentic life, write back requesting this workshop to be run again!
Weam is the founder of Namaste. She had started a very deep and intense spiritual journey at a young age having refused to continue to suffer with the common challenges of her generation: depression, anxiety and being lost. She insisted that there must be more to life than the constant rat race she was in