I have been thinking, journaling, wondering, asking, and praying about what it means to be authentically myself. I wonder if I will ever be brave enough to completely know and love myself wholly. I know if I cannot be honest with myself about who I am and have grace for what I find, I will never be able to do the same for others.
Here are some quotes I have been sparking my journaling lately.
“Silent solitude makes true speech possible and personal. If I am not in touch with my own belovedness, then I cannot touch the sacredness of others. If I am estranged from myself, I am likewise a stranger to others.”
~ Brennan Manning
“We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.”
There must be more quotes or thoughts on this subject. What are yours? Do you feel like you are authentically yourself?