People talk about living a happy life, a successful life, a meaningful life. But an authentic life? What is that?
Just as a successful life can be defined in many ways, so too can an authentic life. For example, some people will define a successful life as being financially affluent. For others, it will be measured by their accomplishments. For still others, it will be in the service they performed for others. For yet others, it may be the amount of happiness and peace of mind they have enjoyed.
Each of us defines success in our own way, and according to that definition, we set our goals and priorities on the way to achieving this success. It’s the same with living an authentic life. Each of us must define what this means to us.
We live in a society that is generally preoccupied with happiness, material success, self-gratification; these messages are in our face all the time – on the TV, the Internet, in magazines. There are winners and losers in life, we are taught, and you want to be a winner at all costs. This is the culture in which we presently find ourselves living. It is important to know and acknowledge this.
And it’s imperative that we start being authentic. Thank goodness we have help!
Source: Black America Web