“Stepping into our authenticity is stepping into our real power.”
This quote on the “Slice of Life” page caused my mind, heart, and hands to stop in their tracks, sit up, and pay attention. I think I know what it means, but do I act like I know what it means? I wonder about the relationship of authenticity and perfection; authenticity and imperfection. Ahh. . .but there I’ve done it again. I’ve set up an “either/or” condition that is not based in truth. Authenticity must be about being perfect and imperfect at the same moment.
As I’ve written my slice of life stories this month, I know I’ve carefully chosen what I’m willing to share in this format. Perhaps I have limited my power by the choices I’ve made. I guess that’s why I was so moved by the bravery of Priscilla Thomas in her writing, “Learned Behavior.” She faced a memory head-on and her writing had power. I realize that our joys are as authentic as our sorrows and pain. But I wonder if I am willing to step into “my authenticity” and fully write with the honesty needed to give me power.