|Monday, October 1st, 2012
Focus: I am on a journey to discover and reclaim my authentic self.
Do you know who you are? I mean, who you REALLY are? Or do you just know the summation of your patterned behaviors, words, thoughts and feelings?
Typically we think we know ourselves, and we call our patterns a personality. But often this personality is really just an identity — a mask, costume and role that we’ve lived into for so long that we think it is who we are.
The next question becomes “How do I find out who I am?” Looking at some of our projections, paying attention to our desires, noticing our so-called negative feelings and allowing them to inform us of what we are doing that is inauthentic, looking at our original belief systems — as opposed to just accepting what we’ve been taught — these are all methods by which we can begin the journey to the inner terrain and the authentic Self.
Excerpted from: Restoring My Soul: The Authentic Self by Andrea Mathews.
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RECOMMENDED BOOK OF THE DAY
Restoring My Soul: A Workbook for Finding and Living the Authentic Self — by Andrea Mathews.
Our survival technique has become the albatross around our necks, while we walk the planks laid out for us by the roles we play. Most of the problems that we have today have come about as a result of the role we play, its script and the choices we have made out of that identity. The solution lies in finding the Authentic Self. It is possible to find and begin to live out of our authenticity. Working the pages of this book offers a practical yet deeply spiritual guide to finding and living the Authentic Self.