If we were to assume the path towards becoming our authentic self was logical, straight as well as free of distractions, serendipity and magic (it`s none of the above), if we were to assume we could make this journey happen through using our will and our left brain, if all of this were indeed the case….
… which we will assume for the sake of argument….
then we could identify a “negative” and a “positive” route to authenticity (these terms are not intended as a value judgment but as a description of how the route relates to content).
If transforming into authenticity is a journey, a map for the envisioned destination would be highly useful. However, for numerous reasons it is unlikely that we will be able to travel with such a map: Many times we might be so divorced from our own selves that we can`t even picture the place where we want to go. More importantly, our destination (or destiny) is unfolding, is evolving as/while we are moving. When we start our journey, there is not yet a clear destination because the journey into our authentic self consists of CREATING this destination. Our destination is the new frontier and thus by definition unmapped territory. This is both scary and exciting.
When I write about authenticity, I mean Personal Authenticity. To me, this means being in alignment with myself and expressing the truth of who (or rather what) I really am. However, since authenticity is so personal, the definition of this concept might be unique for each and everyone. In fact, finding one`s own definition of what authentic even means could very well be the first step towards living a more authentic life.