The Power of Authenticity

by | Apr 22, 2022 | Authenticity | 0 comments

The Power Authenticity Has Over Your Life…

Psychologists define Authenticity as someone who isn’t afraid to be true to who they are, including their personality, values, and principles in life. They don’t bother compromising the entirety of who they are just for the comfort of others.

If you need to cry, you cry.

If you need to shelter yourself, you do it.

You never betray your core values in hopes of being accepted rather than being authentic.

When happy, sad, or when moving from grief to Grace.

This may be the most poignant quote ever penned…

“This above all:
To thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.”
Hamlet, Shakespeare

The point is that you need to know who you are and don’t try to be someone else’s expectation of you.

Especially in a time of loss, great distress, or what you believe to be hopeless times for you.

The only question you must answer — yes, Authentically — is how long you want to remain in the valley of despair.

The loss of my fabulous wife — a true 30-year love story — was shocking. The trauma inflicted excruciating pain on my very soul.

We were bonded together, forever.

Each morning when I looked in the mirror I asked for her wisdom.

And every morning she answered back, “Just be you today — fun, playful, exciting. It’s who you are.”

I would never betray her trust. I would never try to hide who I am to show the world I am someone else.

There were times that I wanted to, but it was my sense of being true to myself and the woman I loved more than life itself.

As I was writing Grieve With Grace I searched the web for articles on this vital personal characteristic.

I found a wonderful article on 20 ways to become more Authentic! Click here to learn more…

As you read my book ask yourself this, “Is who I am who I need to be right now? Am I facing my new normal in my own shoes, or am I trying to be someone people think I should be?”

There is no question that Authenticity is a stone that has to be in your archway of Grace.

You do not want to be swept under in that rapidly flowing river of tears.

The longer you grieve, the more you will suffer.

But when you build your personal bridge of Grace, everything changes.

It did for me and will for you as well.

God Bless,
Eric Richard Haas

Walk above your river of tears, With Grace.

Written by HunrayOne

Eric Richard Haas lost his beautiful wife, Janice, to incurable cancer on January 9, 2022, after 30 wonderful years of marriage. Together they have 5 kids, 9 grandkids, and 8 great-grandkids. Eric (E.R) is the CEO of the TQ Smart family of companies, a serial entrepreneur x22 and author x27 (AKA The Invisible Billionaire) E. R. lives in Palm Springs, CA with his beautiful cat, Kissie



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