The moment we give ourselves permission to be authentic, our inner world shifts and we begin to attract the right people, things and experiences into our life.
It is so much more satisfying and fulfilling to be real than trying to be whom we think should be, to have what we think we should have, to be happy.
Today observe how you feel when you are being the real you and how you feel when you are suppressing your authenticity.
When you sit in a café, with a lot of music in the background and a lot of projects in your head, you’re not really drinking your coffee or your tea.
You’re drinking your projects, you’re drinking your worries.
You are not real, and the coffee is not real either.
Your coffee can only reveal itself to you as a reality when you go back to your self and produce your true presence, freeing yourself from the past, the future, and from your worries.
When you are real, the tea also becomes real and the encounter between you and the tea is real.
This is genuine tea drinking.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh