If you trade your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief. ~Brene Brown
Authenticity requires a certain measure of vulnerability, transparency, and integrity. ~Janet Louise Stepenson
In order to be who you are and live authentically, you must first know who you are, which might be the greatest challenge you face. Knowing yourself requires the skill of being honest with yourself and seeing the world as it is, rather than through the many filters we prefer to see the world through. ~ Think. Love. Live.
Enlightenment is the key to everything, and it is the key to intimacy, because it is the goal of true authenticity. ~Marianne Willliamson
We need to find the courage to say no to the things and people that are not serving us if we want to rediscover ourselves and live our lives with authenticity. ~Barbara De Angelis
Yes, in all my research, the greatest leaders looked inward and were able to tell a good story with authenticity and passion. ~Deepak Chopra
Be yourself- not your idea of what you think somebody else's idea of yourself should be. ~Henry David Thoreau
We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be. ~May Sarton
The desire for approval often destroys opportunities to be authentic.
~ Think. Love. Live.
Authentic=accurate, real, genuine, true to self; not fake or phony.