Authenticity truly makes me tick (in a good way… not like a nervous tic or an incessant ticking of a clock). In a culture where we share all the highlights of our lives, the way we want our lives to be perceived, in a running pictorial accessible to all, I find myself frustrated with the disingenuous. That’s my stuff, my problem to release. But why are you celebrating something that you don’t truly believe in? Why did you say you would never _________ (fill in story-line here) but there you are doing it again?! I can’t seem to let the inauthentic float by without wanting to grab it and shake it! I’ll get there; I just need to do the work.
Let me take my own advice this morning—stop scrolling and judging; get back to focusing on what I want to see blossom and flourish in my authentic existence. So here’s what’s real:
-Rescue had TWO successful education events yesterday.
-I spent the afternoon with a team of beautiful women who could have been anywhere in the world but chose to spend their day connecting with the community about rabbit care, fostering, volunteering and adopting. No pretense, no selfish agendas, just pure bunny love.
-While I did that, the team at the other education event was doing the same. Synergy.
-Some other members of our team opened a case and began working with local authorities on a situation where domestic rabbits are not being provided with appropriate shelter. This may be a complicated one…
I found Rescue life and I chose to commit my “free time” to this cause. Nothing awakens my soul like Rescue and Reiki do. People may comment that I never stop, that the phone is always going, that something is always in the works. Damn right… because this is my reality. This is what I’m called to do and I will bask in that reality, even when it goes against conventional taste.
And I’m not here to say or even imply that the only “things” that are authentic are such great feats or have to be in line with my realm of real. Just do what you say you’re going to do. Just live what makes you feel fired up inside. Stop trudging along the path that everyone else is marching—be you. First you have to find you and accept you. Authenticity.
Take a moment of silence to all the “Easter bunnies and chicks” who will not see their first birthdays.