Artwork by: SoberDreamer (Jonx0r)
BEing genuine is the ability to act and speak in alignment with how we feel. We have all been around someone who naturally seems to flow with their words and actions in a confident manner whether it be in a positive way or negative. When it’s negative, we may even say to ourselves, or to others, how embarrassing it would be to act like that.
But what’s better?
Acting according to how you feel, even if it’s perceived as impolite, different or weird, or, always hiding within afraid to speak your truth or opinion and saying what you think is the politically correct thing to say?
When we are around someone who’s genuine, we feel their belief in their words and actions.
BEing authentic is the recognition of our divinity within, integrating it, and acting accordingly. That’s our true identity. Everything we do while in that space is true to ourselves and the Universe. Authentic. If we move back into the egoic state of BEing we cease to be authentic allowing the mental construct of ourselves control. Everything we do in that space is inauthentic, a cosmic lie. And we can even be genuine in our in-authenticity but somewhere, deep inside, the lie is faintly felt and quietly pestering examination.
When we are around someone who’s authentic, we feel their truth in their words and actions.
BEing genuine is the path to authenticity. By acting according to how you feel is to have the courage to experience yourself through the mirror of others. It’s acknowledging your truth, right or wrong, and allowing the experience of honest expression to unfold within your life. Self-honesty. To BE any other way is to withhold yourself and become trapped in the opinions and assumptions of others. Self-deception.
One who is genuine may or may not be authentic.
One who is authentic is always genuine.