Affirmation: I live in my truth even when it’s hard, especially when it’s hard.
“Courage starts with showing up and letting yourself be seen.” -Brene Brown
Are you your most authentic self at all times?
I am mostly my authentic self. I wish I could say at all times, but if I’m being honest I know that is not true. This is probably least true when I don’t feel safe. If I don’t feel safe I’ll probably not reveal my most authentic self. And where ever possible I try to only be in spaces where I feel safe.
If not, when are you most yourself?
I am most myself when I feel most comfortable and safe. When I am around my family and close friends, the people that I value most, the people who I know care for me and only want the best for me.
Are you honest with yourself and those around you?
I do believe I am honest with myself and those around me. I work hard at being my most authentic self at all times.
If you are, what gives you the courage to be honest in the face of difficult truths, and if you’re not, what stops you from being honest?
I gain courage by thinking of the errors I made in my 20s and early 30s doing things to feel safe and make other people happy. I learned the hard way that doing so does serve me, and I ended up hurting myself more in the end. Sacrificing myself for others was as sure way to bring about my demise.
How would it feel to walk through life as your true self at all times?
Totally freeing. Just the thought makes me want to cry. There would be no fear! I just have this image of my heart feeling light and free walking in my truth.