"To thine own self be true."
Being sincere can put you in a vulnerable position. This might be why people will choose being fake instead. Speaking from the heart, being truthful and opening up can be scary. If we can move away from mechanically acting how we assume others want us to, we allow for new experiences. I feel like I should be quoting some Buddhist teachings or something here, but if we can quit hiding behind masks and be who we genuinely are, be the person we are alone out in public, we get the chance to solidify and know more fully who we really are. Plus, being authentic encourages others to do the same. It's true that insecurities can lead a person to act less sincere, but in attempting to be true, we face those insecurities and can even get past them.
Hum.. Clearly this post is another one of those short ones. I'm just not in the habit of blogging daily, and it's becoming a bit of a struggle only 5 days into the challenge. I guess I will look at this sort of like a recovery run- three miles easy in written form or something, because I'm not feeling it today. Instead, I will leave you with the lyrics to a song from the Music Man.
How can there be any sin in sincere
Where is the good in goodbye?
Your apprehensions confuse me dear
Puzzle and mystify (Mystify)
Tell me what can be fair in farewell, dear
While one single star shines above
How can there be any sin in sincere?
Aren't we sincerely in love?
Oh, we're in love!