When people speak do you ever wonder if they speak with authenticity? Do you wonder if they believe what they say? Do people say what they think people want to hear? Or say things to impress people? Is it actually difficult to decide what people want to hear?
Does authenticity in speaking, depend on a level of trust? Does it depend on self-confidence? Can I hide behind my words to avoid revealing my true beliefs? Does a lack of authenticity create a question in our own minds about what we believe or even who we are?
When you speak, do you speak with authenticity? Do you mean what you say and say what you mean?
Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we are supposed to be and embracing who we are–Brene Brown
Is authenticity something we are or some thing we do? Are we sometimes authentic and sometimes not? Is that possible? If we are disingenuous in some things can we still consider ourselves authentic?
What does authenticity mean to you? Is it something you do, sometimes? Is it part of who you are? Is it something you respect? Is it something you expect? Are you real?