Are you living your authentic life and do you feel fulfilled or is something missing?
From the beginning I have always known that part of my purpose has been in the service of others. To that end I strive to learn as much as I can and then I share and teach. My main focus is on my spirituality, I am a fiber artist & I write. It keeps me sane, it gives me drive. I have purpose and most days I feel like I'm heading in the right direction. But I meet so many people who are lost and empty inside. My faith gives me hope even in my darkest moments. What fulfills you?
What's authentic? I am living, thinking, and breathing, that seems quite authentic to me.
It's individual. At one time in my life I lived to make money, buy things for my child and move up the ladder. I wasn't happy or satisfied. I felt unfulfilled and like something was missing. If you are content then perhaps you are. Dee
Ah, so you mean a fulfilled life, why not say that instead of using a word relatting to reality.
The same thing threw me off Mick S. It was the word choice because in your definition with the question it sounds like you are asking do you think you are working in your purpose.
I was asking both. Living an authentic life encompasses more than one thing and means more than one thing. The point of these questions are to learn from and about one another.
If you are meaning 'Authentic' in the existential sense then I think that I'm finally getting there. I have taken responsibility for my life, and I am not letting my perception of the views that others have of me govern my actions. At least... not as much as I was
I have a direction, a purpose that I have decided upon, and I am living it out. This gives me great satisfaction.
My scientific, philosophical and spiritual views are finally in alignment and I am reducing daily my internal conflicts.
The thing that makes me fulfilled, is helping other people to improve their lot... and creativity... I love any creative acts and thus write, draw, paint, play music or sing whenever I get the chance. Creation is divine as is compassion.
I need clarificaiton on your question before I respond. What do you mean by living your authentic life?
A life that is fulfilling to you. Do you feel empty? Do you feel lost? Are you trying to find out what makes you happy and feel fulfilled. Are you pretending to be someone that you aren't and not living for anything or anyone else but yourself. Dee
I looked up the word authentic in the dictionary: carries a connotation of authoritative certification that an object is what it is claimed to be - is my life what it is - yes -what i am doing now truly makes me happy - i am writing all of the time
I would have to say my life is authentic. I've always been outside of the box. I don't know that life has a purpose, but I've chosen a course that, if it comes to fruition, will be of lasting benefit to my family and the community I live in. So, all in all, I'm feeling potentially fulfilled.
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I don't feel fulfilled just yet but I feel like I'm definitely on the path. I have a loving husband, family, and love for myself...just need to figure out the whole "career" thing... Love is what fulfills me and is one of the very few authentic things in the universe.
Love of my family fulfills me too. I never found the career path. I travelled one road for a bit and when it branched off I followed that one for 10 years and so on and so on. So don't be too hard on yourself. It will come with time. Thanks. Dee
I walked away from my steady income of 13 years as an international flight attendant to become trained as a therapeutic massage therapist. Now I am studying full time for a BA in Fine Arts to reach deeper into my artistic creativity, and when I have time I come to hubpages to write and to mingle with you lovely writers. I meditate everyday and continue to learn and grow spiritually with each lessons I am given in life. I know a lot of my old friends look at me and felt sorry for me as I don't have a partner, I don't have children, I don't have a income because of my full time study, and I can't spend money freely like I used to. But I feel happy and fulfilled on the inside. I am having so much fun becoming all that I can be, I don't really worry about how people see me any more. Sometimes people can still hurt me with their criticism as I am actually incredibly sensitive, but I am working on that. I used to walk around as if I have a big hole missing because I could not find my "soul mate", but the truth is, I have learned to be my own best friend, if "he" shows up one day, it will only be a bonus. ( Actually, I am a little worried that I might not be able to find time for relationship....we will work it out as it comes). Yes I feel I am living a fulfilling authentic life. I feel by continuting to grow and to become the best me possible, I am contributing to the world. Thank you for asking this awesome question xo
I say with great humility, that I am living an authentic life. I feel fulfilled and know that I'm blessed. I've had some trying times!! I feel like I'm finally at a point where I'm getting it right with God. I've surrendered to Him, day-to-day I'm putting more faith and trust in Him and I'm letting Him mold me. I'm anxious to see the "sculpture" that emerges!!
Veronica isn't great to be on the path. Perfection is impossible but focusing on what is truly important has changed me. I'm more at peace with myself and the world.
This is a fantastic question! From the outside, many people may not think that I am living a fulfilled life. I do not make a lot of money, I do not have a lot of expensive material things, I've never owned my own home (although I was married and we did own a home), I've never owned a brand-new car, and I don't wear all the latest fashions. But those material things mean almost nothing to me. Outside of necessity, I need none of them. As long as I have a roof over my head and food in my cupboards and a vehicle to get myself to work, I'm happy. Outside of working I'm fulfilled in my life because that's where my dreams are. I was born to help others and that's what I try to do on a daily basis. I try to help others live loving, caring , compassionate lifestyles by showing them how. I try to teach others how to treat me, and their fellow citizens. I tell strangers they look beautiful or how I love their hair or shoes or I tell them they have beautiful children. I always strive to make someone smile. If that's all I get out of life, I'll die a happy woman. I also advocate for abused women and children because I've lived it. I can share my life and experiences with those people and hopefully prevent even one person from enduring such pain by sharing with them, my life and how I have battled my demons. Sometimes people just need some encouragement from a neutral party, to make the good decisions they want to make. Some people are afraid to make decisions in fear of failure, even if they know they're making the right decision. So, I want to be on this earth to give people that extra nudge to follow their hearts and their dreams.
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