Do not pretend. Do not try to sell yourself to others. Do not specifically act in order to be approved by others. Be always yourself, with your ignorance, with your great understanding, with your flaws, with your strengths.
The first thing you must realize is that your happiness, your joy, love for your own life, dwells in your very character; therefore, you must be true to yourself, always, without excuses.
Your power as a human being is in acting completely honest and true to yourself. Life will be a mirror to you, so if you pretend, or if you are fake in any way, then life and what you experience will be measured by this–by your character.
You have to mature and see that the only person to love and to dignify, value and respect, is you; and then you can be a true individual and light the path in your life’s journey. Meanwhile, lighting also the path of others.
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