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Hi, and welcome to your Daily Mindfulness. Today, I'm going to talk about true authenticity. Now, this is a really interesting topic because, you know, you might think, Hey, I'm being authentic. I'm just telling it like it is. Or there's a basic idea of kind of this is just who I am, too bad if you don't like it.

You know, that authenticity is this kind of unrestrained expressing of whatever's on our mind or however we're feeling, no matter how it affects other people. But true authenticity is not about just doing whatever we want to do and saying whatever we want to say while disregarding how it affects other people. It's really about knowing yourself deeply and being yourself more fully. So being able to engage with the world around you in ways that are not defined by the egoic mind and this tendency towards fear, greed and reactivity. But rather engaging with the world in ways that are defined by your deeper nature of awareness itself and its qualities like compassion, wisdom, patience, courage, and love.

These qualities are an integral part of awareness and an integral part of what it means to be more and more authentic in our lives. So being truly authentic doesn't mean to just say or do whatever we want with no restraint or care. It means having the ability to unhook ourselves from the thinking mind and speak and act with awareness and compassion as best we can. And authenticity is a practice. So as we train in mindfulness, as we become more aware, we're essentially becoming more self-aware and more able to show up with true authenticity in our lives.

So as always, thank you for your practice and your presence here with us. And now let's settle in for today's meditation.

Melli O'Brien

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True Authenticity

Personalized support for learning how to integrate mindfulness into your life. Delivered fresh everyday by our world renowned experts. Choose meditation duration:

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Hi, and welcome to your Daily Mindfulness. Today, I'm going to talk about true authenticity. Now, this is a really interesting topic because, you know, you might think, Hey, I'm being authentic. I'm just telling it like it is. Or there's a basic idea of kind of this is just who I am, too bad if you don't like it.

You know, that authenticity is this kind of unrestrained expressing of whatever's on our mind or however we're feeling, no matter how it affects other people. But true authenticity is not about just doing whatever we want to do and saying whatever we want to say while disregarding how it affects other people. It's really about knowing yourself deeply and being yourself more fully. So being able to engage with the world around you in ways that are not defined by the egoic mind and this tendency towards fear, greed and reactivity. But rather engaging with the world in ways that are defined by your deeper nature of awareness itself and its qualities like compassion, wisdom, patience, courage, and love.

These qualities are an integral part of awareness and an integral part of what it means to be more and more authentic in our lives. So being truly authentic doesn't mean to just say or do whatever we want with no restraint or care. It means having the ability to unhook ourselves from the thinking mind and speak and act with awareness and compassion as best we can. And authenticity is a practice. So as we train in mindfulness, as we become more aware, we're essentially becoming more self-aware and more able to show up with true authenticity in our lives.

So as always, thank you for your practice and your presence here with us. And now let's settle in for today's meditation.

Melli O'Brien

4.8

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