Are You Being Authentically You? 5 Keys to Discover

Are You Being Authentically You? 5 Keys to Discover

Are you living an authentic life? If you have to stop and actually think about it, then the answer is probably no. Don’t worry, you are not alone. Today’s society makes it very difficult to truly be yourself.

In fact, our society is more inclined to encourage conformity than it is to encourage following your heart, but that doesn’t mean that it is impossible. In fact, there are five relatively simple keys for creating an authentic life; keys that will help you to live the life you were born to live.

1. Rediscover Your Joy

When it comes to authentic living, there is one very important thing to remember; everyone was born knowing who and what they are and why they came here. You need only look to those things that made you completely, totally and blissfully happy as a child to take the first step in re-discovering your authentic self.

2. Mastering Mindfulness

In order to start making changes and bring your life into alignment, it is necessary to become aware of what things are creating the problem; of what is actually getting in your way. The best way to become aware of these issues is to start practicing the art of mindfulness.

Mindfulness is the simple art of paying attention; of being aware of everything as it happens as well as understanding why it is that you have decided to experience this particular circumstance or event.

Only when you are aware of your actions (and yes, even of your thoughts) will you be able to make an educated choice when it comes to what things, thoughts and even actions are beneficial to you, and which are not. When you have determined which are not doing you any good then you can get around to clearing your space.

3. Clear Your Space

It is a general rule of thumb that to make room for something new to come into your life you first have to get rid of the unwanted and unnecessary things that are cluttering it up. This is especially true when it comes to creating an authentic life. It’s time to take stock; of everything and everyone in it (including beliefs as well as ideas) and decide if they are worth keeping or if it is time to send them packing.

4. Take Responsibility for Your Life

It is very easy to sit back and point fingers at those people who you feel are responsible for everything bad that has happened in your life. It is much more difficult to come to grips with the fact that you are the only one who is to blame for the life that you have created; for the decisions that you have made. Only when you understand this can you make those changes needed to create the life you feel that you should have.

5. Live Intentionally

The last and most important key to creating an authentic life is in learning how to live intentionally. So many times we simply glide through our lives, unaware of what is happening around us; of why it is that we are doing things.

And while practising mindfulness can help us to pinpoint those things that no longer serve us or that are no longer beneficial, only in choosing to live intentionally and in full awareness can we bring better things, events and people into our lives. It’s only then can we create a truly authentic life.

Your Authentic Self Realised

In order to identify your authentic self, you need to examine your values, goals and beliefs to make sure they are all in alignment. You also need to rid yourself of any self-limiting beliefs that are keeping you from doing the things you would like to do. Replace them with empowering beliefs that will instead allow you to move forward to live your authentic life.

Think of all the adjectives you would like to be used to describe you. Write them all down. Put a tick by the ones you feel are consistent in your life right now, put a line next to the ones that are almost there and a cross by the ones where you fall short.

These constitute your higher self. You can add ticks to the others by practising them until they too become a part of who you are and how you show up in life.

Questions to Ask

  • What will you need to consistently live your higher self?
  • What do you believe about people who live authentic lives through their higher self?
  • What would you have to believe about yourself to live an authentic life through your higher self?
  • What could get in the way of you adopting that belief?
  • What can you put in place to overcome any barrier that might come up?
  • What can you do right now to take the first step to living an authentic life through your higher self?

When living your authentic life it is important to trust that the Universe is wise and that it will guide you to do the things that are right and that are aligned with your higher self. It will also reveal your higher purpose in life so that you can ensure that you are applying it to all the things that you do.

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