Living Your True Colors

Eric Tonningsen's Awakening to Awareness

“We need quiet time to examine our lives openly and honestly. Spending quiet time alone gives your mind an opportunity to renew itself and create order.” ~ Susan Taylor

This past weekend I attended a Toastmasters conference at which there was a good mix of generations, though the largest representation consisted of Baby Boomers. In multiple conversations, I explored the intersection between being authentic, honest and open, and communicating. After all, it was a gathering of Toastmasters so the topic was relevant.

With lead-in variations, I would remark that in a world where success is defined by money, and happiness is just a weight-loss plan away, many of us have lost sight of our most valuable asset: our true selves. Then I’d ask many with whom I spoke, “What, in your view, constitutes being in good faith?” “And how can we, as fairly well-developed messengers, communicate with even more authenticity?

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