As children, we lived authentically, without worrying about what anybody thought of us, characterized by lots of loving, learning and playing. For so many of us, however, it doesn’t last. As we grow into adulthood, we develop socialized selves, essentially a set of constructed desires and identity markers that obscure the inherent longing for love, learning and play that we experienced so naturally and unconsciously in childhood. Stripping away the  social, political and cultural conditioning that doesn’t serve our highest good reveals our authentic selves. At the heart of our authentic selves we will rediscover our longings for love, learning, and play.

Quotes

Ralph Waldo Emerson
American philosopher
Authentic Self

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."

Carl Jung
Swiss psychologist
Authentic Self

"The first half of life is devoted to forming a healthy ego; the second half is going inward and letting go of it."

Wayne W. Dyer
Author and Speaker
Authentic Self

“Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.”

Blake Bailey
Writer and Biographer
Authentic Self

“If you tell the whole truth about a person, their humanity comes through.”

Charles Bukowski
Poet
Authentic Self

"Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?"

Adi Shankara
Indian Philosopher
Authentic Self

"In the morning as I meet the dawn, I remember that my heart contains the God, the Beloved, who has not yet been defined and described. I remember that it is He who vibrates within my heart, enables me to breathe, to talk, to listen, to move."

Francois de la Rouchefoucauld
Author of Maxims and Memoirs
Authentic Self

“We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves.”