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Authenticity

The quality of being true to oneself, emotionally honest, in alignment with one’s innermost being.

Authenticity is a pathway to power through alignment.

As a child, whenever your elders resisted your authentic expressions, you were compelled to create a false self that would be “acceptable” to society. As an adult, the false self undermines your efforts to create healthy partnerships with your children, family, and friends. But when you align your thoughts, words, and actions with your true self, your relationships begin to align, too. Children are naturally more cooperative and respectful with adults who demonstrate and support authenticity.