look with the eyes of Truth & Love & Wisdom
We have to dare to be ourselves,
however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.
What it truly means to be true & authentic:
- to be more concerned with truth than opinions
- to be sincere and not pretend
- to be free from hypocrisy: "walk your talk"
- to know who you are and to be that person
- to not fear others seeing your vulnerabilities
- being awake to your own feelings
- being free from others' opinions of you
- accepting and loving yourself
- being confident enough to walk away from situations where you can't be yourself