Answer that question who are you? If you thought things like I am an engineer, a nurse, a police officer, a mother or a Pastor, then you probably do not know your Authentic Self. Those answers are roles you act out they do not make YOU who YOU are. Their benefits can certainly aid in finding your Authentic Self.
You were created with certain qualities to perform a specific purpose to help all of mankind. Yes, truly you were! So you might be thinking that “Astronauts that walked on the moon contribute to all mankind, but me? No, I do not think so”. But you were. Your Authentic self-was created to further the purpose of mankind.
Sit quietly for a few moments. Listen to the conversation in your mind. How many negative voices do you hear? How many say you are just an everyday person”? How many belittle you? How many come down hard on you and make your self-worth and self-esteem drop low? Be honest here. Of course, you will hear other voices say” no but you did this great thing and you helped in this area.” But even that, is not your Authentic Self.
You are born as an authentic person. You have been equipped with everything you need to fulfill your purpose in life. But the noise of the world creeps in every minute of the day. You are told no you can’t do this or that, so many times that your Authentic self starts to believe that “No, you can’t do that.” But is truly a lie because within you is still your Authentic Self already equipped to benefit mankind in some way. Your mission might just be smiling at the right person at the right time. That’s it and you must be thinking but how can that help mankind? Because of the passing on of compassion and smiling to warm someone’s day will keep going forward until it reaches the person that your beginning smile was intended to reach.
But you say why would one smile matter? Because your smile can turn into another emotion in the person receiving it. That person may feel the human connection and it may help them to find an act of kindness to share the emotions that your smile encouraged inside of them. That good deed makes another ripple and then one day it reaches the person it was truly intended for. But by the time they get that smile you gave freely it has been touched by other emotions, happiness, joy, hope, gratitude and maybe because of you, that smile becomes someone’s lifelong accomplishment. Just a smile to the right person at the right time can accomplish all of that. It would change mankind.
You achieved the mission of your Authentic Self without even knowing it. Knowing this, you might smile more often at passersby. But there are different missions for each person. For their own Authentic Self has a purpose to help mankind. Can you imagine if everyone was able to connect to their Authentic self and actually complete the mission they were equipped to do? We would have a much better world.
To find your Authentic Self you can take different routes, prayers, meditation, yoga and education are popular ways of connecting with your Authentic Self, It is the diving in to seek your own Authentic Self and there are many different pathways because each one of us is different. You will know when you are close to your Authentic Self because there is a Peace and Unity there.
The Authentic Self is actually Illuminated. Shining bright within us at birth. But the Darkness of the world usurps that Light by all the negativity and hopelessness that is just driven into us from the world. Until you seek to reveal that Illumination, you will not know the true path for your life.
Sit down. Get quiet. Let your mind say all it has to say as you look within and find your Authentic self. Can You do that in one moment? Maybe if you are at a time when it is critical for your Authentic Self’s purpose to give its gift to mankind. But it may take longer, even years. Depending how much Darkness of the World that has been layered over the Authentic Self. How willing you are to face each layer as it is peeled off? Knowing that these layers are the Darkness of the World that came in to extinguish your Illumination so you cannot complete your purpose. Sometimes the layers will be thick and heavy and there may be tears. But keep in your mind you were given a purpose to be born and have your own gift to give mankind.
You can also choose for that light not to ever be seen. Many People through the ages chose the layers of darkness upon their light and even directly layered the darkness within them. Even they were born with a purpose to help mankind, but because they allowed the layers of Darkness to build heavier, deeper, thicker layers. because of their decision to bury the Illumination inside them they came to want to destroy mankind. That is what happens when you pile layers and layers of Darkness on your Authentic Self.
Truly most people work at peeling back the layers and a good part find their own Authentic self. When you do find your Authentic self you may not know it but your gift to mankind is released. Seek out Authentic people. Recently I met a woman and when I met her I knew instantly she was her Authentic Self. Everyone around her felt her Illumination. She, herself, is a gift to mankind.
I have found my Authentic Self. I am a very kind, loving, and generous person who is here to aid those in need of rest for their Souls. The world is so harsh on people. I believe my mission is to give them a resting spot full of love and helpfulness, kindness, hope. and a time of safety.