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Practice of Being Real

On Nov 9, 2014 david doane wrote:

 Being real is our right and privilege and responsibility.  It means being myself, accepting my experience, expressing my truth.  What could be more important?  To me, that's what it means to carry my cross and lay down my life.  And my success in doing all that is limited.  I'm often self-conscious and concerned about someone being upset by my truth, and I hold back and don't be real, I'm sad to say.  I often don't avoid falling into the trap of the ego.  Sometimes I'm not afraid to "shine," such as in these Awakin posts -- perhaps the anonymity makes it easier for me.  When I am real, I feel great.  Being real is its own reward.  Sometimes being real really is dangerous, but usually it's well worth the risk.  I hope to expand into being real much more often.  I think it helps me to keep reminding myself that I have the right to say my truth and be my real self.  I'm being real more often -- it's the struggle of my life.

On Nov 14, 2014 Amy wrote:

 Amen, David!  To be real or not to be real . . . What would one rather be?  
(I'm drawn to real people! . . . Seems a waste of good time to pursue what/who is false/unreal.)


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