We all know that feeling of waking up on the wrong side of the bed. Could it be that we are simply not being authentic? Most of us are more malleable and thus more vulnerable to the unexpected twists and turns of life. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
The ability to step out of our default state allows us to enter the lives of others with greater empathy and compassion. We can let go of a singular view of the world and a rigid sense of the self and are able to open ourselves up to greater creativity and inspiration, all of which are multiple expressions of the self.
The problem arises when this flexibility is not grounded in a strong sense of self. Unless our ideas of who we are and our aspirations for who we want to become are coherent, we experience unease, and begin to feel lost in the web of life.
So here are four essentials of living authentically, in the sweet spot between rigidity and chaos. Know the fruitless chase of mistaken direction and live lives of stability and clear purpose.