This Is What Happens When You Allow Yourself To Be Truly Authentic

It has nothing to do with a hashtag.

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It’s so much deeper than any of that.

To be authentic means you are vulnerable. It means that you lead with your heart, and you do not filter your words, actions, or ideas to fit someone else’s idea of what you are supposed to or who you are supposed to be. When you are truly authentic, you can stand in your own space of pride or discomfort. When you are truly authentic, you live in that place of rawness that cannot be filtered, for it is pure. It is from your soul.

We are the model, and we are one of a kind.

When we talk about authenticity in terms of (in existentialist philosophy), it is regarded as relating to or denoting an emotionally appropriate, significant, purposive, and responsible mode of human life. But those responses will change — as you change, as the world changes, as you evolve as a person, so will your reactions. As we age, our reactions to things change, for we continue to get more information, more perspective, more clarification on what really matters to us and those around us. This change in your reaction does not mean you are no longer authentic, but rather it’s quite the opposite. You’re reacting from a place of new truth and honesty — which is the ideal.

I write essays and poetry about life lessons, love, relationships, and self-awareness. More info: meganminutillo.com + @meganminutillo.

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