Living from our “authentic self” is the greatest gift we can give ourselves.
It is from our authentic self that our greatest gifts and talents emerge, and where we begin to love ourselves for who we really are.
Martin Luther King Jr. was living from his authentic self when he lead the Civil Rights Movement in 1955, and when he won the Nobel Peace Prize shortly after.
Sir Isaac Newton was living from his authentic self when he discovered the law of gravity, the three laws of motion and when he translated The Emerald Tablet.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was living from his authentic self when he wrote Symphony No. 40 and the many other extraordinary pieces he produced.
Oprah Winfrey was living from her authentic self when she became a globally known author, speaker and talk show host despite being sexually, emotionally and physically abused many times in her life.
Donovan Bailey was living from his authentic self when he ran faster than anyone had ever run in recorded history, and so were all of the others who broke his record.
The teacher and healer we know as Jesus Christ was living from his authentic self when he lead his revolution and performed his many acts of miraculous healing.
It is from the authentic self that all of the great people in history have excelled, and it is from this authentic self that each of us excels too.
We’re living from our authentic self when we nail the job interview, when we have unforgettable sex with that special someone and when we hit our personal record in the gym.
We’re living from our authentic self when we create masterpieces, when we solve seemingly impossible problems and when we discover opportunities that weren’t there only moments before.
We’re living from our authentic self when we connect deeply to someone we just met and when we resolve issues in relationships that we never thought we could resolve.
It’s from our authentic self that we connect to the divine, and it’s from this place that we become one with everything, even if only for a moment.
This “authentic self” has been referred to by many names and explained in many ways throughout history.
In modern science, it’s sometimes referred to as the creative genius and explained as a state of consciousness we experience when we’re in “the flow,” in “the zone” or when we shift into the Alpha brainwave state.
In spirituality it’s referred to as the Buddha-Self, the Christ-Self, the Enlightened-Self or the place of “absolute happiness.” Shamans, priests and healers are living from their authentic selves when they perform healing miracles and channel divine wisdom.
There are many names and ways to understand the authentic self, and whatever way we connect to it, the results are the same:
We align with our power.
We connect to our truth.
We achieve extraordinary feats.
We become superhuman.
We all have this authentic self hiding inside of us, under the fears, beliefs and habits that cause us to forget how powerful we really are and what we’re capable of.
We all have this inner genius, this sleeping giant, patiently waiting inside of us for its moment to truly shine.
It’s from our authentic self that we become who we really are, and where we become the legacy we’re meant to leave in the world.
Are you ready to become your authentic self?