"Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are." Brene Brown, Author “Gifts of Imperfection”
What does it mean to be authentic? As Brene Brown states letting go of who we think we are supposed to be and embracing who we are. Interestingly we judge others as being authentic when they display passion and commitment for what they say and do. But authentic to what? To begin we must dive deeper than passion and commitment and look at what is behind the things being said? What does this reveal about their character?
In the brotherhood, it means being accepting of yourself and others. Our realistic perceptions give way to thoughtful conversations as we share our emotions freely and clearly in a healthy manner. Being authentic also means not taking our selves too seriously. As we learn from our mistakes, humour helps us with the learning and healing process as we gain clarity on our motivations
As we learn to express our authenticity we gain a deeper trust on our path towards becoming better men. As trust builds so too does our inner credibility. Because of this combination, we can look past our frail egos and begin the journey of an awakened man.