Definition of AUTHENTIC
1. obsolete : authoritative
2. a : worthy of acceptance or belief as conforming to or based on fact <paints an authentic picture of our society>
b : conforming to an original so as to reproduce essential features <an authentic reproduction of a colonial farmhouse>
c : made or done the same way as an original <authenticMexican fare>
5 : true to one’s own personality, spirit, or character ~Merriam-Webster Definition
I choose this to be my 2013 word. I like and resonate with #5. TRUE to one’s own personality, spirit, or character.
Over the years, I have tried to put myself into different ‘boxes’ thinking time and time that I could listen to my HEAD and ignore my heart. Do something that I am good at and make lots of money, while avoiding the fact that if I listen and follow my heart, the money will never be an issue. At 46 years old, I am listening and following my heart. For me, this does not mean I get to ‘sit still’ and wait for the DREAM, Desire to happen. It means I get to have action steps to attain the desires of my heart. I get fearful and want to REVERT to what I know and am good at and know I can make a lot of money at. However, when I take the action, rest, play, listen and surround myself with others that are living their Authentic life. I find seconds, minutes, sometimes days in a row of peace within. I get to live and be the Authentic person my Higher Being wants me to be. I get to be of service to others and help them to find their way.
What IS YOUR Word of 2013?