I found an Authenticity Calendar that I bought for 2021. I find that the thoughts I put into my thinking challenge me throughout each day. I like the idea of starting every day with a view that shapes my perspective.
You will likely find several blogs this year titled Authenticity Card. These will be thoughts that especially invite me to consider something that resonates in my soul.
Let me start with the idea of unafraid of being yourself. I have done a fair bit of emotional work in my 20’s, 30’s and 40’s. I have learned to embrace my strengths and weaknesses and honestly believe that my whole story is part of who I am today. There is no option to forget or block out a part of who I am. For when I am fully myself, I am embracing all of my stories.
That being said, I still have moments every week where I choose to withhold my whole self. Sometimes I realize in the moment, and sometimes I reflect on it at the end of the day, but it is an area I am committed to continuing my growth.
I wonder how true you are to living fully as yourself. Are there individual relationships that invite you to be free in this or where you feel more inhibited? Are there thoughts that you water and grow that lead you to love your true self with more profound conviction, or do your thoughts hinder your freedom of self?
What is your faith self-talk about who God is calling you to be? What is your faith self-talk about who God created you to be? Are you a spiritual mentor or tormentor to your soul?
I am grateful for thoughts that challenge me to grow and shape my thinking and actions. I hope to radiate beauty this year and grow in courage to be unafraid to be myself. I hope you will join me!