I loved the show Billy Elliot! I think I saw it three times. One time I took my oldest and we waited outside for him to get one of the performer’s autographs.
New York City is full of people expressing themselves. I don’t go in a lot these days, but whenever I do, I always smile at how free people feel to be who they are. It’s quite the contrast from seeing people who are full of restraint.
For some, expressing themselves is how they roll 24/7, for others there is a time and a place. I can appreciate both. What I have a hard time with, is people who pretend to be authentic when they are the exact opposite.
What do I mean by authentic? Just plain real. Someone who is an exact replica of the words they speak or the person they claim to be. It doesn’t matter if you are authentically a jerk or authentically a nice person, if you’re doing it all the time and never wavering from who you truly are, no matter who is around, then that’s being authentic.
You see, you don’t have to be spreading love and light and saying namaste to everyone to be authentic. I personally don’t like it when people say either of those things. They have become somewhat inauthentic because they are so overdone.
There is a misconception when it comes to spirituality as opposed to religion. Like one is so different from the other or better than the other, when in reality they are both ways in which an individual finds their own sovereignty, which is where authenticity dwells.
I personally don’t care if you’re spreading love or light, but I do care if you’re authentic…even if the rest of the world thinks you’re a jerk. It’s all good! You’re just being you.
Everyone is different
It’s the natural state
It’s the facts, it’s plain to see,
The world’s grey enough without making it worse
What we need is in-div-id-ual-ity.