They say that when things keep popping up in your life, it’s for a reason or is some sort of sign. At the moment, I’m really drawn to three words, those being authenticity, vulnerability and self acceptance. I truly believe that this is because the next chapter in my life is going to be about learning these skills.
This blog post is partly for selfish reasons… I really wanted to add some positivity into my life by reading some quotes surrounding these subjects and I felt that I needed to share the wisdom to others who may feel like they need it.
“The core of authenticity is the courage to be imperfect, vulnerable and to set boundaries.”
“Never apologise for being emotional. Let this be a sign that you’ve got a big heart and aren’t afraid to let others see it. Showing your emotion is a sign of strength.”
“Being authentic will radiate more positive energy than trying to be an ideal you.”
“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.”
“The more authentic you are, the more confident you are. That confidence is what gives you the energy and enthusiasm to rise up and take action on your dreams.”
“Follow your soul. It knows the way.”
“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.”
“You don’t have to know what comes next. You don’t have to have everything figured out right this second. You don’t need to know your entire story. You are a living, changing, growing soul riding through your unique and beautiful journey of life. It wouldn’t be a journey if you knew how it would all turn out in the end. So be patient and smile at the not knowing.”
“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make everyday. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.”
“You either walk inside your story and own it, or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness.”
“Vulnerability: the last thing I want you to see in me but the first thing I look for in you.”
“If you trade your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief.”
“Staying vulnerable is a risk we have to take if we want to experience connection.”
Moral of this blog post: “be fearlessly authentic.” You won’t regret it.