Are you living your true authentic self?



To me, this is a very profound statement.

Am I?  What is my true authentic self? How do I find it?

One of my favorite movies “Bagger Vance”, makes that statement in the movie.

Bagger Vance: Yep… Inside each and every one of us is one true authentic swing… Somethin’ we was born with… Somethin’ that’s ours and ours alone… Somethin’ that can’t be taught to ya or learned… Somethin’ that got to be remembered… Over time the world can, rob us of that swing… It get buried inside us under all our wouldas and couldas and shouldas… Some folk even forget what their swing was like…

This movie wasn’t just about golf; it was about life.  How do you live your life?  Are you living your true authentic self?

Some people are already asking the question; how do I find my true authentic self.  My answer, as simple as it is, really isn’t.

Who are you?  What do you like to do? What are you doing that keeps you away from your true authentic self?

I realize we live in a world of ‘getting by & making ends meet’ and that most of us have to work.  But what if you did what you truly are meant to do?

What if…. your true authentic self is just waiting for you to wake-up, take a leap of faith and ‘just do it”.  What if you started out slow?  What if you built on your dreams…what if?

Another great book I read when I was sixteen, Do What You Love, the Money Will Follow.  Those words and that book never left me to this day, I still go back to it.

What were you like as a kid?

This is where we are truly ourselves, honest and pure?

I always played teacher, leader, or we would act out scenes from the movie we just watched.  I, always being the ‘helper, the connector’, & the facilitator even back then.

This is my true authentic self.  The connector, the teacher, the leader, the facilitator.

I encourage you to go back to your childhood memories and find that little person, that person who played, laughed and had fun.  Find your true authentic self.

Once you do, build on your passion and just GO FOR IT!  You’ll be happier, healthier and more loving to your true authentic self and others around.

Gigi Rock – 2016

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