Authentic Self

The true you; aligned and congruent self image, stature, values, beliefs, goals, behavior, word, and public image.

Becoming Authentic

To become your authentic self begin by knowing yourself. Understand: human nature, what you can change and what you cannot, your own personality traits, learned behaviors, and your values, beliefs, sense of justice, needs, goals, and motives. Integrate these to form your personal model for human interaction. Analyze the events, choices, and people who have contributed to your self-spiral throughout your life. Understand what guides you throughout your life. Discover your signature strengths, and the basis of your true stature. Then apply those signature strengths toward your authentic goals. Become an authentic person by aligning your self image, stature, and public image. Have the courage to acknowledge your limitations and embrace your vulnerability. Gain the confidence to be humble. Choose to be content. Work toward integration, alignment, and congruence of what is with your values, beliefs, and actions. Express yourself authentically. Do what you say. Do who you are.


Kindness without Condition.

You are touched and concerned by the suffering of another unfortunate person. You feel compassion and want to help relieve their pain. You want to see them safe and secure.

Compassion encourages us to help the unfortunate. It motivates us to prevent harm to others. Our compassion continues until the unfortunate person is safe, or we can do nothing more to help them. Compassion strengthens the community. When we are compassionate we are following the golden rule.

We feel compassion when people suffer misfortune through no fault of their own. We feel contempt when we hold someone responsible for their own mishap.

We feel guilty when we fail to be compassionate.


 This is appreciation for an altruistic and beneficial gift.

Someone has been kind to you and you feel gratitude for the help they have given.