Discussing authenticity in a perfect world and how can we find the courage to Speak Easy
What stops us from really sharing who we are at work?
I believe it is our judgements within the collective mind, we as a society are conditioned to perceive a 'perfect' that is not real, a perfect that will never match any standard and a perfect that actually creates the opposite, i.e: Self consciousness, a need for approval, never celebrating success, a feeling of isolation, a lack of trust of others...
When I think of the word Authenticity I hear Authority - For who do we stand? Who is in our head? Who are we seeking permission from before we can be ourselves.
I share the three elements to finding our Authentic True Warrior Spirit and to gently let go of the disease of perfectionism.
We will explore Jung's circles of Self, to understand what the real self is as opposed to the personas we wear to fit in.
1) WHAT ARE YOUR GIFTS? We will experiment with timeline therapy- this is about navigating your life so far and mining the gold of your unique experiences.
2) WHAT IS YOUR PURPOSE? When we get very clear on where we are going and our WHY, this drives huge waves of confidence. All the great sages, psychologists, artists, writers, philosophers, spoke of a higher meaning, a reason for being, our individual direction.
Ultimately we'll explore self actualisation, in other words, finding ways to be freer, accepting our shadow and celebrating our gifts, this is the highest goal of being human.
3) BEING AN ACT OF SERVICE: When we get out of the way, when we make it all about the other, we lose all limitations, and self consciousness, all of a sudden we are supported by unseen forces and people. You being you, is an act of service in and of itself.
The Keynote ends with an ancient myth. A story called The Red Bead Woman, this is a female initiation story, it's deep and explores how our language and wisdom as women can change the world and that it is destined to.