Authenticity is your Anchor

"When we ignore who we are at our core

are remiss in the task of articulating the landscape of our inner world

when we choose to live under a pretence that others' plans for us are more important than our own

if we subscribe to false ideals and prescribed perfection

we feel a gnawing disquiet, an uneasiness.

We feel compelled to search

uncertain of what it is we seek

or why it is we seek it.

When we honour our authenticity

who we are at our deepest

our values, beliefs, dreams, desires

our flaws, gifts, vulnerabilities and imperfections

we find an ease,

within ourselves

with our choices

with others.

Life feels


Struggles become - in ways they had not before - manageable

not easy - but bearable

sources of growth.

There is less tension,

less pull towards an unknown

a freedom unlike you've ever experienced.

Our capacity

our strength

our willingness to go into the uncomfortable

expands us.

Take a look, deep inside

articulate what makes you content, proud

passionate, joyful, clear, willing and vital.

Surrender into you

find a new aliveness.

Honour yourself

anchor yourself

in life's challenges and life's delights

by making the time and space

to articulate your version of

. . . . Authenticity".

Sharlene, 2012