And I couldn't be more glad! For starters, it is the start of another new beginning...month...goals....journey...experiences and of course the #AToZChallenge 2017 for 26 days! Truly, exciting days and month ahead!
The theme of this month of April is ´Authenticity´ for me.
´The authentic self is the soul made visible´ - Sarah Ban Breathnach
Finding one´s authentic self is like digging up for some gold or unearthing a shining, brilliant diamond. Yes, it is a time-taking and awfully painful process. Dissecting ourselves wholly - all our wounds, fears, doubts, failures, pains, joys, thrills, successes, love etc is roller coaster ride of all our personal crests and troughs. For sure!
But, this serious soul-searching business is an essential task that need to be done some day! So, why not today! And, what better time to start this personal challenge along with Blog Chatter´s #AToZChallenge 2017!
Writing, in its purest essential form, is an authentic ritual. There is no room for masks, deception and lies in writing. The spiritual process of writing lies essentially in laying your soul bare open to the world. Whether the world likes you or not is immaterial! Because, that´s the authentic you, your soul flowing through your emotions and thoughts, captured forever in the written word.
Why are we so afraid and embarrassed of sharing our flaws and failures? Aren´t they essential in the creation of our personal success stories? What is Success without Failure? What is Love without Pain? Essentially, the good and bad are two sides of the same coin. Neither is more embarrassing or gratifying that the other! It is all ´Maya´..a mere illusion....an endless vicious cycle.
I believe all of us are uniquely brilliant and we all have a happy place to bask under the sun. Our true purpose in this life is to find our authentic selves and be true to ourselves above all else. Only then, can we achieve the ultimate goal of self-actualisation. What truly motivates us...drives us to our highest calling? That is when we peel off all the weighty layers of self-doubt, fears, pain etc. and let our true brilliant souls shine brightly like that precious diamond. Yes, that´s what all are - Precious diamonds!
So, let´s just be and celebrate our true authentic selves!
That´s my pledge for April! What´s yours?