When I was growing up I heard the phrase, “Jack of All Trades, Master of None.”
Virginia Wolfe isn’t the only one who’s ever asked that question. People everywhere and at every age have wrestled with this question at different times in their life. Are you afraid of the darkness—whether it be outside, in the car, in a basement, or entering a dark room of your own home?
How many of us are willing to admit that darkness can be scary, at least at some point in our lives?
Recently, after facilitating a successful women’s retreat entitled Unmask Your Authentic Self, I knew it was time to “call myself higher.” Now, a single word like “Authenticity” is such a BIG word encompassing so many facets. Just thinking about one’s own authenticity potentially brings a heightened level of anxiety and courage. But don’t worry as it can also bring deepening awareness and growth. So I decided to concentrate on my own authenticity as it relates to my relationships — ALL relationships, not just with the folks I get along with. It was time to expect more from myself and the quality of my interactions. Am I as genuine when I am talking with family, friends, clients or a congregation, or with myself?