It’s real. Honest. Raw. Exhilarating.
Authentic expression is the outflow of your core and the mindspace of your creativity.
It’s what happens when you immerse yourself in your truth and live faithful to the principles therein.
It’s when you’re bold enough to put yourself out there and really be who you are.
Some time ago, I posted a tweet that read “Be authentic; therein lies your own brand of originality. Being real is the new cool.” It made me reflect on the importance of knowing yourself and living your truth, being your own person and finding your voice.
Let me tell you a secret: you die a little more inside every time you shut yourself up.
Shooting down the voice of intuition is similar to depriving your soul of oxygen; sooner or later, something has to give. And guess what does? Your special brand of expression.
So. Make that pitch. Write that story. Paint that picture. Chase that dream. Nurture that passion. There’s nothing wrong with going after what you want and nothing right with talking yourself out of it.
There are few things more painful than waking up one day and realising you could have had it all but you let it slip through your fingers.
Authentic expression will enrich your life. It’ll give you a style all your own. You’ll be an original, not a copy; a rare specimen, not an ordinary drone; and the brightest facet of yourself, not the dimmed-down version.
But hey, don’t take my word for it. Try it out and see for yourself.