The following is a posting from Madisyn Taylor of Daily Om.
ESSENTIAL AUTHENTICITY - REVEAING YOUR TRUE SELF
Our true selves exist whether we acknowledge them or not,
often buried under fears and learned behaviour.
Identity is an elusive concept. We feel we must define ourselves using a relatively small selection of roles and conscious character traits, even if none accurately represents our notion of “self". The confusion surrounding our true natures is further compounded by the fact that society regularly asks us to suppress so much of our emotional, intellectual, and spiritual vibrancy. Yet we are, in truth, beings of light - pure energy inhabiting physical bodies, striving for enlightenment while living earthly lives.