A Note From Dr. Beverly Nelson, Director
How many times do you jeopardize who you really are and what you really believe or feel about a particular situation because you are worried that being true to yourself might make others uncomfortable or cause you problems? There is nothing wrong with making other people feel happy and at ease; however, forcing ourselves to be someone we’re not can have disastrous consequences and end up generating more problems than solutions! Most of us have been there at one point or another, right?
A few days ago, someone shared with me a Dr. Seuss quote. You will probably be familiar with it:
Be Who You Are
And Say What You Feel
Because Those Who Mind Don’t Matter
And Those Who Matter Don’t Mind
Being authentic is one of the most meaningful and precious gifts you can give to yourself and to those around you. We’re led to believe that being our true selves can get us into trouble; while in fact it saves us a lot of problems – with ourselves or with others – in the long run.
This new era we are entering is about truth, light and openness. What better way of living it than by being authentically you? Appreciate who you are and appreciate the authenticity of those around you. It is so often overlooked! At LifePath Center, authenticity is at the core of everything we do: our Winter Solstice Celebration (check details below) is just one example! Authenticity is a crucial component of every workshop, class, and service offered within our walls.
So, if you must have one ‘resolution’ for next year, maybe Being Authentic should be it. It’s certainly at the top of my resolution list!