There's a place that resides inside us all, and I believe it to be called AuthentiCity. I visit it, on my self-engagement journey, as often as I can. But I find I don't live there, and I often challenge myself to find out why.
Knowing that, ultimately, my safety is full-on important with the life that I've created, I can't always do, say and be my authentic self 100% of the time.
In some ways, I envy those who can. I would say these people have stepped into a space of self-marriage; most of them, without even knowing it.
There will be naysayers about this concept - the Self-Marriage concept. But I don't really think the full understanding is there to make that judgment. Authenticity - and living a truly authentic life, 100% of the time - really is the foundational piece to living as a self-married person.
As I work on my engagement with Self, I keep coming across the 'authenticity angels' - some in person, some not. I recently went to the bookstore the other day with my beautiful granddaughter and as she was searching for the book she was focused on acquiring, I walked around on my own.
As I dallied over to my favorite section, this book nearly jumped off the shelf at me. Not the first one I've seen on this topic, but the one that wanted me to have it. Now.
So, I listened. I share it with you, as it was exactly what I needed in the moment. And, for the rest of my life. :) And it may be the topic (not necessarily the book) that you might be needing too. Who knows?