Authentic

This word just keeps coming up over and over these days. Living authentically, being authentic. Being your authentic self. Authentic tweets! What does it all mean? Or more importantly — who ISN’T living this way?

authentic Definition

Am I real? Are you real? Of course  in Buddhism, nothing is real and is not real!

I’d like to think I am an authentic person. I try to live my life the same way as my values. It doesn’t ALWAYS line up that way. I’m only human … and humans are … fallible.

I dislike dishonesty. Brutal honesty is not always the best way, I know. But just come out with it people!

I know several people who do nothing but live for someone else or for other people’s ideas constantly. They are miserable. What good is that? You only get THIS life.

Live NOW! You never know when you’ll be diagnosed with a terminal illness or killed unexpectedly.

I want to continue to live my beliefs, for as long as I am alive. I want to eat cheese and chocolate and drink wine ANYTIME I CHOOSE. I want to love  – and express it – to everyone I love. There isn’t time for “maybe someday”.

Live your life authentically NOW. No bullshit. Just be honest with everyone and most importantly, yourself. Live simply, simply live.

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Bucket List

I need to start one. I’ve been so busy with my job and my family, that I just didn’t think about what I’d want to do “someday.”  I guess this is something else in the terminal illness process. What do I want to do before I die? Or before I am unable to function or enjoy it? I don’t know! I have just recently come up with some… travel, I guess is a big one, visiting with my good friends before they start to pity me, do fun things with Nicole, teach Kate how to be a lady (yeah me of all people!).

So I’d like to hear some suggestions… what’s on your “Bucket List?” What do you want to see and do before you kick the bucket? What is the coolest thing or place to explore? Where’s the best food on the planet?