1. Heidi

    Usually I feel like I’m most real when I just made a mistake or did something embarrassing or regrettable. I think to myself, “Well, this is the real me.” I wonder if a lot of us feel that way. I wonder how my self perception would change if I said to myself when I did something awesome, “Hey! Here I am!”

    • Wow. I’d never thought of it quite that way, but it’s so true. I’m going to try consciously saying that to myself when I do something I feel good about. The “real me” is all of me, weakness and strengths. Your comment is also a good reminder that being authentic isn’t the same as acting on impulse or losing control. We can use the space between stimulus and response to be our best genuine selves. You’re very insightful little sister.

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