Please run as fast as you can from anyone who would rather you be nice over being real. That said, being real is not an excuse to clobber people!
Living real means recognizing that all of us at one time or another will mess up. We're going to be a part of the conditions that cause hurt for others.
No need to shun the sense that you’re missing out on something, because let’s be real: You probably are. But rather than mope, do something about it.
Wasn't I just being an over-dramatic college graduate who couldn't handle the heat of a real job? Wasn't I just giving up when I should have stuck with it because hard things come from hard work?
Congruent authenticity happens in the guts and bowels of your life. Being authentic is the grunt-work of the soul, of any deeply human, spiritual path. Being half here, half there, halfhearted, faking it to look good, strategizing to make things easier for your self — that’s the common way of ...
I've spent long hours trying to untangle unknown grief, the world's and mine, without ever really understanding that it is not meant to be untangled but explored and experienced. Studied and seen. My heart will be both soothed and scalded, each emotion has a place.