Fear about your authentic self is an invitation to new life discovered on the edge of your fears.
I spoke at a writer’s conference about fears I confronted in revealing my authentic self on the printed page. A story that I easily shared in public with others was scary to commit to print. It was a common touchstone for most of those in the room as they spoke freely of their own fears.
I could have allowed my fears to hold me back but instead chose to see them as an invitation to a life of deeper connection with myself and others.
I feared that a personal story might be misconstrued or convey self-absorption. What was my motivation; was a story too raw or unresolved to share? Real fears insisting on my attention.
I’ve discovered that when I can tell a story without needing to explain it there is a new authenticity about my life. A new authenticity in connecting with others emerges.
Listen to the fears about telling part of your story
Engage them and test your story with trusted people
Notice new levels of authenticity in your interactions with others as you become free to tell your story.
Share a story about fears of authenticity here.
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©2013 Robert V. Taylor
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