Thursday, February 17, 2011

Living Authentically

The most courageous thing a person can do is to live an authentic life.
What is an authentic life? It is a life lived from your heart, speaking your truth, standing in your truth, living in your truth. The problem with getting to this point of authentic freedom is that for most of us, we have no idea of who we really are.
To get to know who you really are you must go deep within. You must be willing to look at all of your limiting beliefs; beliefs that tell you that you are bad, you are not worthy, you are not capable, and you are not enough, just to name a few. We take limiting beliefs on our whole lives.
From early childhood we learn from our parents, grandparents and siblings. Their opinions begin to shape and define us. Then as we grow, our peers and teachers affect us most. Society also plays a tremendous role in telling us who we are. It's up to us to know the truth.
Limiting beliefs are like a cage locked tight with no opening in sight. But when you realize that you are the one who holds the key in releasing these beliefs, only then can you find freedom. Freedom comes from within. It comes from getting to know who you really are, releasing all limiting beliefs. And as you release your limiting beliefs and stand in your truth, your example shines a light for the whole world to see.
Freedom will be yours when you give yourself permission to live authentically.

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