Definition of authenticity (n)
- genuineness: the genuineness or truth of something
I don’t want to learn anymore lessons I thought this morning, I’m tired. Being vulnerable is difficult and usually sets ourselves up for exploitation. I’ve never been a guarded person but it does lead to consequences and what I have always thought of as a quality is tell the truth. It has always set a blazing pathway of common ground allowing wonderful things to happen in my life.
I still say ..Let them in even after a shaky start to my 2014. It takes more courage to be yourself these days than not.
copyright Es-tee Miller
“Real isn’t how you are made,’ said the Skin Horse. ‘It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.’
‘Does it hurt?’ asked the Rabbit.
‘Sometimes,’ said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. ‘When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.’
‘Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,’ he asked, ‘or bit by bit?’
‘It doesn’t happen all at once,’ said the Skin Horse. ‘You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.” …..Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit