3 Steps To Living An Authentic Life
Practices like yoga and meditation serve this purpose well. Introspective in nature, they allow us to connect with our higher selves, strengthening our commitment to live with purpose. In the words of Eckhart Tolle: “Pay attention to what’s going on inside, because if you get that right, everything else will fall into place.”
A practice of daily reflection, introspection, or mindfulness will bring together the person you wish to be with the person you actually are. This is the very definition of authenticity.
Step 2: Determine how these manifest in practical terms, in daily living. Perhaps generosity means donating a small amount each month to your favorite charity. Perhaps kindness is saying one nice thing to someone each and every day.
Step 3: Know the circumstances and situations that challenge you and determine how you can respond in a way that reflects your core values. Knowing beforehand how you wish to respond will better prepare you for the challenge.
Eryn Kirkwood is a published writer and the editor of six best-selling books on yoga (with two more on the way) as well as a yoga teacher in Ottawa, Ontario. For over a decade she has dedicated her life to the study, practice, and teaching of the science of Self-realization.
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