Awhile ago, I was very fascinated with a couple words; authentic and genuine. They are synonyms of one another and to sum them up in one word, for me, would be real. I think these words are powerful and I strive for these words to describe me. When I think of authentic, I think orginal and one of a kind. I find so much beauty behind this word, not just in the meaning but also, in how it rolls off your tongue. It just sounds authentic, if that makes sense; there is no other word like it. When I hear genuine, I think of purely bearing your soul and living out of your heart. I feel this is one of the most important things we can learn within our walk of life. Be orginal; never conform. Listen to your heart and live out of your soul.
art by: Susanne Deeken