Stepping toward Authenticity: Sharing ourselves wholly & completely.

Via Kino MacGregor
on Oct 23, 2015
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Look closely. Can you see two faces in the wall behind us?

Can you see at least two sides to every situation? Do you have a game face or do you wear your heart on your sleeve?

If we hold our emotions inside they often come out in little ticks, involuntary facial expressions and gestures. The body doesn’t lie.

If we open your heart for the world to see, there’s nothing left to hide and the truth really does set us free.

One of the things that I love about Kerri is her raw, open, emotional truthfulness. You always know exactly where you stand with her and exactly what she’s feeling. Kerri is fierce and unafraid to tell it like it is. No game face, no hidden agenda, just the pure simple truth, for better or worse.

Sharing ourselves and our truth is a bold step toward being authentic. Have no fear. Your light will shine.

Today’s #YogiAssignment is to drop your game face. What are you afraid of? Do you think there is something inside of you that is so dark and twisted that you’ll be rejected? Do you think you’ve done something so wrong that you won’t be forgiven?

There are no perfect people in the world. Sharing ourselves wholly and completely, the good and the bad, gives us the confidence and the courage to believe that we—with all our flaws and imperfections, exactly as we are—are worthy of love.

Even if there’s only one person that you can be totally yourself around, that’s all it takes. It’s the starting point of authenticity.

It is through sharing ourselves that we see who we really are.


More thoughts from Kino: 

“How will I Know I Am Ready?”


Author: Kino MacGregor

Editor: Katarina Tavčar

Photo: inlovewithbeachyogagirl/Instagram


About Kino MacGregor

Kino MacGregor is an international yoga teacher, author of four books, producer of six Ashtanga Yoga DVDs, writer, vlogger, world traveler, co-founder of Miami Life Center, co-fouder of Yoga Challenge and OmStars. Kino’s dharma is to help people experience the limitless potential of the human spirit through the inner tradition of yoga. She is one of the few people in the world of yoga to embrace both the traditional teaching of India’s historic past and the popular contemporary social media channels. You can find her teaching classes and workshops all over the world and on Kino Yoga Instagram with over one million followers and on Kino Yoga YouTube channel with over 100 million views. With more than 17 years of experience in Ashtanga Yoga, she is one of a select group of people to receive the Certification to teach Ashtanga yoga by its founder Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India and practice into the Fifth Series of Ashtanga Yoga. Practice with Kino online at OmStars.


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