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Alison Whitmire

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What does it mean to be authentic?

Authenticity has an illusive quality. It's like 'Blink", you know it when you see it, but can you describe it? How is it you know when someone is being authentic? Is it because of how they are being or because of how they are NOT being? Is there such as thing as being too authentic? If not, what's meant by TMI, too much information?

Is authenticity showing up with no filters? Is that wise? Don't we need our filters? Is it OK to always be authentic? Is it always safe to be?

As you can see, I'm all questions and no answers. I look forward to yours. :)

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    Feb 19 2011: My 12-step journey suggests a deceptively simple response, Alison: I am authentic to the degree that my insides match my outsides. Being authentic is very challenging and typically only possible around people you trust without reservation.

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