When Forcing a Smile No Longer Works: Why Authenticity Does

When Forcing a Smile No Longer Works: Why Authenticity Does

Ever been at a comedy show, sitting in the front row, and not found the show funny?! Well recently I was! And as I sat there listening to the acts with a forced smile plastered across my face, I was reminded of one of the most common themes I’ve taught empaths about over the past 10 years.

As empaths, who so value authenticity and integrity, it can be particularly triggering when we can feel that someone is saying one thing but feeling another. If we intuitively know that it might upset someone or cause conflict, the unempowered empath has difficulty sharing their opinion and will likely even blame themselves for the other’s inconsistency. That’s the empathic ego, telling us that we can’t be happy if someone else is unhappy. That’s us taking on someone else’s energy and allowing it to drive our behavior toward them. That’s not very ‘authentic’ of us, right?!

So how do we become empowered empaths? Well, the first step is to learn How to Stop Taking on Other People’s EnergyHead over to the blog to watch the video to learn more on how to cultivate the authentic and integral life you’ve been seeking!

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