Recently, I have been reflecting on what it means to truly be fulfilled and happy in life, and I've come to the conclusion that living authentically plays a major role. I love this quote by @brenebrown: “Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be, and instead embracing who we are.” What would life look like if we bravely stepped into that everyday?
Fearless authenticity is the greatest gift we can give to ourselves.
However, accepting and loving who we truly are is often easier said than done. There can be past experiences or perspectives we have formed at certain points that have influenced our ability to face ourselves, like what we see inside and out, and truly step into our power. But just starting that process opens the gates to living life's full experience in a more enjoyable and fulfilling way!
This thought for the week was inspired by the bag in this photo, designed by the one and only Hatice Nizam. So grateful to have her in my life!
I personally don't believe we ever "finish" our personal development, which is why it's so important that we fall in love with the journey, as opposed to the destination. There is so much to learn in this lifetime; so much we can grow from and so much we can relish in once we choose to surrender to life as our most authentic, raw selves. I'm excited to further explore what that means for me this summer, as I embark on a self-unlocked deep dive into passion, fulfilment, and epitomising authenticity.
Enjoy the weekend.