How to be your authentic self and what happens when you’re not

It’s normal to be influenced and affected by what we think or know others want from us. Sometimes, we do and say things in order to make others happy, and in turn, sacrifice our true selves. This may be unintentional, especially since we don’t always know our authentic selves or what will make us feel most fulfilled or purposeful.

Sara Dimerman in conversation with Dr. Mary Filice, as you begin your journey towards self discovery or finding your “gift”…

Over the course of this episode you will learn more about:

  • What it means to be one’s authentic self
  • At what age one should begin exploring their true calling or purpose
  • What we can do to figure out who we really are if we’re not so sure
  • Some of the signs that you may not be living your authentic self
  • Why some people are fearful of being their authentic selves
  • What happens, in the short and long term, when we push our authentic selves away

Additional resources:

  • Gabor Mate: When the Body says No
  • Victor Frankl: Man’s Search for Meaning
  • Richard Rohr: Contemplative and founder of Center For Action and Contemplation. He has numerous books and videos
  • Edith Hall: Aristotles way: How Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life

Enneagram info:

Best Enneagram Books for a beginner:

  1. The Wisdom of the Enneagram by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson
  2. The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile
  3. The Complete Enneagram by Beatrice Chestnut
  4. The Enneagram in Love and Work by Helen Palmer