It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Chapter 6, Page 25, Book 15

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. 

Dr. Seuss

June 25 - Love the real thing

Nobody likes being tricked. We don't like false advertising, phony small talk, or fake relationships. In our world, people often put on a plastic smile and tell everyone they're doing fine while inside they're falling apart. It's all an illusion.

We need to trust that the real you, even on your worst day, is better than being fake or phony and to make the choice today to be honest, genuine, and authentic with God and with all the people in our life.

I believe one of our souls' major purposes is to know, love, and express our authentic selves.  To live the life and be the person we were created to be.  However, our true selves only emerge when it's safe to do so.  Self condemnation, shame, and guilt send your true nature into hiding.  It's only in the safety of gentle curiosity, encouragement, and self love that your soul can bloom as it was created to do.      

Sue Patton Thoele

What it means to be 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 confident to walk away from situations where you can't be yourself
 being awake to your own feelings
 being free from others' opinions of you
 accepting and loving yourself

Sue Fitzmaurice

In all the universe, in all time, you are the only you, never have molecules come together exactly like you, never again will your footsteps be repeated upon this earth. Your strength is the strength someone can count on, your life is the life that can make a difference.

Author Unknown


jack69 said...

So many good quotes/thoughts. But it all does come down to what Oscar Wilde said.
Everyone else is taken. LOL

betty said...

It is so true to be one's self. I think it is better sometimes to let people know if you are having a bad day or sad day, etc., rather than trying to be phony and saying all is going well. I think too many people cover up their feelings and then others think they have it all together when really they don't. If we were more upfront and honest with others about our feelings, we probably would end up helping others more with them realizing what they might be feeling others have felt the same at other times in their lives.


peggy said...

I'm glad nobody else has to be me, but I appreciate my molecules! Happy day, friends!

Carol Z said...

This reminds me of the song verse, "Aren't you glad you're you?" It's a good feeling to be comfortable in your own skin. Hope you're having a great day.


Sometimes we hide what's inside so we do not bring other's down. But being true to yourself is important, for sure.