Continuing the series with part 3, we are talking about the importance of authenticity and genuineness.
Be Grateful for Goodness
There is good all around us but as we are all to aware, everyone has bad qualities about them too (we can’t help it), but at our core we are good – we discovered the power of community long ago. It’s how we’ve gotten to where we are: by being here for each other and spreading positivity from one heart to another.
Somewhere on humanity’s long road we have become jaded, we no longer see goodness even when it’s staring us right in the face. If we drop the suspicion, we are able to see and experience a genuine spark even if it is rare – be grateful when it happens, recognise it then close your eyes and retain its goodness so you can tap into it when you need to remember what goodness feels like.
Give People a Chance
People know when you aren’t here with them, they know when you’re judging them and when you feel uncomfortable or nervous around them especially when you’re being fake, or you’re hiding something. At the end of the day, a genuine spirit is one who doesn’t rely on assumptions to create opinions. Instead, he or she relies on experiences to paint a picture of you in their mind.
When someone shows you who they are, believe them (thanks David). Don’t take someone’s gossip as truth – think for yourself. Give people a chance to show you who they really are without getting interrupted by mean girl thoughts. Let them teach you how to think of them.