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June 13, 2013

Are You Being Authentic? 4 Ways Your Body Knows.

 

Here’s how to use your body to keep an eye out for these 4 signs of inauthenticity.

  • What’s my voice doing? When we’re not being ourselves, we tend to use a high voice. We’re not projecting from our belly and chances are everything below the neck is starved of breath. Are you talking super fast?  Another sign of discomfort.
  • What’s my body doing? Am I clenching my butt, my hands or my jaw? Our bodies are billions of cells firing at once and those cells can’t be fooled. Tension in your being is picked up instantly by your body. Do a body scan. 
  • Am I breathing? Shallow breathing in the chest area vs the belly will not only change your voice, it’s also a signal of fear, nervousness and playing the game of inauthenticity.
  • Am I in the present moment or am I being hyper-vigilant? When we’re feeling safe and authentically in the moment, we relax and respond naturally to what’s showing up. When we’re not, we’re hyper-vigilant watching others for signs that we’re accepted and okay.

When we’re in the present moment, our reactions are authentic, our personalities are real and we feel safe to shine our gifts onto the world.

xo

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Jan Jun 11, 2015 6:52am

Yea, but some times you have to bite the bullet when it comes to working a job and putting food on the table.

Mar 4, 2015 8:10am

Yes I am.. because I am loved by a wonderful man, and I am proud of him, the way that he is proud of the fact that he loves me, against all the odds..He made me real.. 🙂

Danielle Jul 5, 2014 1:01pm

I agree with Corey as well. Since I have battled social anxiety my entire life these bodily traits are something I am very familiar with. When I am nervous I breath shallowly. If I feel under pressure to interact with others and have not mentally prepared myself, my voice may naturally come out a bit higher than it normally would. This is not something I think about. It doesn't mean I am being disingenuous or inauthentic. It just means I'm shy and socially awkward.

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