To live as anything less than our authentic self short-changes our existence and it also short-changes the level of experience that we have with others. This even applies to something as simple as being honest with a friend when you’re having a rough day. When you take the step to share your authentic self, it allows for a connection to take place with others on a more meaningful level. Otherwise, our relationships and interactions are superficial.
Yes, we can put on a smile and say we’re having a great day even when we’re really hurting inside. But by not telling the truth and sharing what is going on, doors remain closed. Those same doors, when left open, can lead to healing or a deeper understanding of life.
We are here to help each other. Reach out and be that comforting presence to someone who needs you, and return, know that there are others who will do the same for you.