Many of us hunger for someone to let down the barriers and connect with us in real, deep and intimate ways. It is unfortunate most of our day-to-day interactions aren’t at this level. Personally, I’ve always wanted to feel seen and be surrounded by people who validate me. Because of this, however, I haven’t always been authentic.
I’ve realized my desire to feel seen and validated reflected a theme many people live of searching for worthiness outside of ourselves. I have also come to respect that not everyone wants to let down their walls, or even admit they have them. Mostly I am discovering that being authentic is about much more than seeing and being seen.