5 Simple Truths for an Authentic Life

Jessandra Wong
5 min readAug 7, 2021

that will help you unlearn the untruths you were told was true

Growing up you may have been told to follow the crowd and get an easy job, or perhaps remain quiet when you had wished you had spoken your deeper truth when you had the chance, because all you ever wanted in your life is to avoid any conflicts that you may not be ready to deal with.

Then when you have finally reached the tolerance limit and almost hit your breaking point, you just realised how much time you had wasted hiding your true authentic self.

From… Yourself.

In the midst of chaos, your mind will be disoriented and affect your daily life routines. Your sense of self worth will be threatened and you will start questioning your value here on earth.

If you have been walking down that path for so long, perhaps you should start searching what you had been set out to do.

Perhaps, a little Science can help to unwrap how you can start to find your authentic self.

1. You have No Straight Lines

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.

— Albert Einstein

When you were a child and was told to set a goal to aim for, you were rarely told that there would be obstacles up ahead of you. However, you may still cling on to the idea of a “straight line”.

Letting go of the idea of having a beginning, a middle and the end will leave you unbound to possibilities and ideas you have absorbed in life. These days, your goals, dreams, ideas and information need to be revisited in order for you to either reinforce them or modify them.

Hanging on to a fairytale straight line will crumble your dreams as the lack of foresight will dampen your spirit. Chasing after what the world chases — money, status and fame will get you to compromise your self worth, thus falling into the “worldly trap”. The “worldly trap” will slowly lead you to a crooked road that can take ages to repair or even worse, too late to get back on track.

You gain more wisdom and value from life when you let go of the idea of a perfect…

Jessandra Wong

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