5 Unexpected Ways to Live More Authentically
At a very young age, most of us are taught that lying is bad and telling the truth is good. As kids, if we were caught lying, we most likely got in trouble, and were maybe even punished, as a means to teach us the consequences of dishonestly. As adults, we strive and try to live in a mostly honest way, or at least we think we do.
In reality, many of us are somewhat dishonest almost daily in ways we may not realize. Most of us try not to lie about “big” or “important” things, because we understand the consequences, so to speak. But in terms of energy, the size of or kind of lie really doesn’t matter; the energy of dishonesty is always the same, and it is very low in vibration. Since like energy attracts like energy (Law of Attraction), being untruthful in any way can be a magnet for negativity and chaos.
The kinds of lies we dilute ourselves into living with may not seem like dishonesty; but the energy is the same. Becoming aware of our dishonest thoughts, actions and patterns can truly change our lives in very positive ways. Living inauthentically can be extremely stressful and attract toxic energy in ways you may not even realize; including health issues, relationship problems, financial burdens and much more. Negative energy creates blocks to abundance and makes the path to manifesting your dreams unnecessarily difficult. With awareness, change can be created, allowing you to step into the light and live in a much more authentic way.
Living in the light of honesty is a lofty goal, but it is an absolutely essential one. This isn’t simply about not telling lies. This is about living in accordance with our true feelings in every area of our lives. It is about setting healthy boundaries and loving ourselves enough not to allow them to be broken. It is about loving and honest communication. It is about acceptance of our feelings and instincts. It is about you; and it is about time to rise above the depths of an inauthentic life and step into the authentically wonderful life you deserve to create.
Here’s 5 unexpected ways to live more authentically:
1. Stop saying YES when your really mean NO
if you truly do not want to do something, then do not do it. Saying yes solely out of obligation, or fear of consequences, is inauthentic. When you actually do not want to do something or be somewhere, but you agreed to it any way, the energy you bring to that situation or person is low vibrating because it’s inauthentic. You are giving less then the best of yourself to others. If you are fearful of saying no, don’t agree to a request immediately, and give yourself time to see if you truly want to say yes or say no. If guilt or fear are primarily driving your decision to say yes, that’s a sign you don’t wholeheartedly want to commit. While it’s wonderful to want to help …read more
Source: Steven Aitchison