Thursday, June 16, 2011

On Being Our Authentic Selves

"Once you accept and rejoice in your authenticity, you begin
to see things as YOU are.  You begin to see the authentic self
is the Soul made visible.  Godspeed on your journey to wholeness."

Sarah Ban Breathnach, has been one of my favorite writers over the last ten plus years.  Her books, Simple Abundance, and Something More:  Excavating Your Authentic Self, have been transformative for me.  For they invited me to look within myself, and to embrace the true, and unique soul therein.  

Often, I had been living my life from the outside in:  I would obsess over how I looked, what I wore, what I drove, where I lived, and over what degrees I earned, etc. I looked outside of myself to define who I was, and in an effort to find peace, happiness, and fulfillment.  Now I understand the value of inside out living, and coming from the true place of my soul.  And there is a real, and deep love for my true, authentic self now.  What a gift.  Now I can be about giving from my own uniqueness, giving that special gift of myself to the world and those around me, however large or small.  How might I be an authentic representation of who I truly am?

And for you?  Does any of this resonate as truth for your life?  How might you begin to explore living your life from the inside out:  From the place of your soul, and moving forward in giving the gift of your own special life?  One of my favorite quotes is by William James:  "The great use of a life is to spend it for something that will outlast it."  It resonates so strongly with me, especially when I became clear about who I truly am at the soul level.  And because of that, I can be about spending my life, from that place, on something that indeed does outlast it!  Bless you on your journey of continuous self-discovery.


-Hoyt Winfield

At The Well Of Providence Blogspot

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