The Greatest Gift

What would be your idea of the greatest gift we could give each other? Love comes to mind, as well as our authentic self. Yet, what is our authentic self, and how would being our authentic self, benefit those in our lives? Is it possible that being our authentic self is the greatest gift we can give to the world?

With these thoughts in mind a conversation with my Inner Voice may add clarity to our authentic self. My questions will be in italics.


How is our authentic self, different than the person we show to the world?

Your authentic self is the truth of who you are. This is the person behind the identity that has been created to please others. The root of your authentic self is self-love, kindness and compassion. This love will be how the world receives you as you go about your day.

Often the person you show to the world is different than your authentic self, because you  may have changed your beliefs and the way you view the world to please others. These changes move you away from your authentic self, because there is no self-love when you change to please others.

Do we have to love ourselves to be our authentic self?

Your authentic self is the truth of who you are. To know this truth is to be one with the love within you. If you are behaving in a way that is nor founded in love then you are not living in accordance with your authentic self.

A lack of self-love comes from an emotional place of not seeking what will make you truly happy. This happiness is not purchased in the department store, nor found in the eyes of others. It is a love for yourself that has no limitations, or expectations.

Why is being our authentic self, the greatest gift we can give the world?

To live your authentic life is to live to the fullness of who you are. This fullness is on every level of your being, you love without condition, you live without the need for judgement, and you accept that everyone—even the most challenging person—is doing the best they can given their life circumstances. This acceptance is releases you from negative habits and delivers you to a place of unconditional love.

Why is being our authentic selves important?

When you are not living your authentic life, you are allowing life to control you. This is because you allow your judgement to limit your ability to love, you ask others to change to please you, and you do not love yourself because you use the opinions of others as a measure of your self-worth. These are just a few of the reasons that you (all people) allow life to control your emotional well.-being. Living your authentic life is regaining your ability to love. Love without a reason to love, love without expectation of love being returned as a reward; to love for the sake of love.

How do we discover our authentic self?

Any thought, belief, word or action that is not rooted in love should be released from your consciousness, if it is not of love, then it is negative. Think of negativity as a heavy weight that keeps you from reaching higher realms of love. As negativity is shed from your awareness, you are lifted closer and closer to a state of true, unconditional love. Then you begin to experience life by this love. This is why being your authentic self is the greatest gift you can give to the world. Your authentic self, is the manifestation of pure, unconditional love.


Always something to work toward. Let me know what you think, leave a question or a comment below. I’m always interested in what you have to say.

Each week I send out a conversation with my Inner Voice, this week we discuss intuition and gut feelings. Here is an excerpt.

Why do we feel gut feelings and believe they are guidance?

Gut feelings are your instincts and intuition trying to get your attention. This is one way to change your focus away from what you are doing to pay attention to an unseen danger ahead. When you ignore your intuition you may have an unpleasant experience. This is how you gain confidence in these feelings as guidance.

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