Authentic self.


I love and need to be authentic, and I believe the place to be genuine is in one's relationships.

That's what real love is about, to letting a person be what he or she really is. 

The truth is, most people love us for who we pretend to be. 

And to keep their love, we keep pretending - performing. We don't look fake when we unconsciously pretend.

Then, we're locked in an image, an act - and the sad thing is, we could get so used to that image, we grow attached to our masks and forget all about who we really are. 

And what’s more sad than that is, when someone try to point it out to us, to remind us to be our authentic self, we get defensive and angry, its almost like we don’t want our most precious lie to be taken away from us. Yes, it is a lie, but we are so used to it.


I can only say this because it happen to me many years ago.

Until one day I decided to be the real me, the ugly me. 

Many of my friends doesn’t like that “authentic me”.

But I didn’t care what others think about me anymore as long as I could be my true self and be happy. 

And life, my friends, becomes easier when we are our authentic selves. 


Ina Madjidhan

December 30th 2017

www.inawiro.com

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