Month: March 2013

What is REAL?

“You can just tell when someone is REAL.”  This is  a statement a great man told me once and I always go back to it.  It explains a lot.  And the cool thing is that it transcends time, generations, nationalities, family history, income level, etc.  It doesn’t seem like it should take much to be real and it is something that you cannot necessarily strive for. You just are.  But the key is: you cannot try.  And that is where most of us go wrong.  We try too hard to be something. Something someone expects us to be. Something we read or watched that everyone is doing or that has been said to improve our lives. The biggest barrier I think we face is the ability to let go.  To stop trying so hard.  To let our natural strengths show through.  To know the things to work on and to know the things to let go of.   To be.  To be real.  It might take a long time. And it might hurt.   Because …