Being authentic can sometimes come easy and then there are times when we really have to work at it. This is ok.
With practice comes learning and growth and the thought that we are striving to become more skilled at knowing and being ourselves. Mistakes are allowed (phew!). However, it is taking what we discover from our missteps and allowing the lessons to help us to gain clarity on who we are and what it is we believe.
There is no finish line. As a person who loves to check something off of a list, this idea can be both aggravating and freeing. I'm going to choose to embrace the latter, and allow myself the freedom to be "in" this practice.
How do you feel about authenticity as a practice?