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Authentic expression

authenticity Dec 02, 2020
Authentic expression is something that can be hard when we are worried about what others will think or how they will react.
A way I help myself be authentic is by making sure that what I say honours who I am.
What I mean by that is I ask myself if I say this does it align with my own self, my values, my spiritual beliefs and do I feel it resonated from a deeper place.
Sometimes when we voice our opinions they are not well received and we don’t feel good about what others said in response of our own expression.
When we learn to authentically express, its like learning anything,
You first have to do it and then you learn how to refine your expression.
So if people don’t take it well you refine the way you say something and still make sure that what you express resonates with you.
However there are some times when you have said things that were refined and you still get backlash.
If you had humility, kindness and compassion when you expressed yourself and it was not received well then there is no need to judge yourself or shut down from expressing again.
Instead I say bring love and humility in your heart and reflect on why that person may have reacted in a nonjudgmental way.
In my experience it has brought me more compassion, strength and clarity on my own authentic expression.
What do you think?
Honouring and Serving,
Simran K. Rattan MD

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