Authenticity is a Journey

By Sietske Cuhfus | Change & Consciousness

Sep 06

You Are Meant to Shine. Authentic Power is the key.

This quote by Oscar Wilde “Be yourself—everyone else is already taken.” recaps the true essence of authenticity. Authenticity is equivalent to true self-appreciation and self-love. Maybe it sounds a bit woo woo. But if you come to think about it, the other way around, depending on other people to love and accept you, is actually way off. You’ll have to find that love within you and give it to yourself. Accepting and loving yourself for who you are is powerful. It gives you the balance and weight to keep standing strong, being flexible, when outer circumstances hit you. When you are at the mercy of other people for your worth and value, you lose power. Craving for this is human though. Everybody has a need to belong and wants to be loved and we all fear judgement, making mistakes, looking bad, failing or disappointing others at times. Psychologist Maslow visualized the basic needs of men in a pyramid, showing five stages of needs that are to be met to get to the highest state of human kind, self-actualization, meaning you reach your highest potential and is the state of complete self-acceptance. Maslow added one more lateron, self-trensendence, being one with all.


Being authentic is a journey to yourself, to be real. Facing your deepest fears and finding your deepest truths, passions and desires and then having the courage to be vulnerable, to live and act, speak and/or express yourself (congruent to your truths) out in the open. That’s where the magic happens. You tap into authentic power and you’ll radiate power.

“Authenticity is the power that comes from the core of who you are and reflects all you are meant to be. When you see this kind of power shining through someone, in all it’s truth and certainty, It’s irresistable, inspiring, elevating.” Oprah Winfrey

Inspiration for Authenticity 

Wayne Dyer Movie ‘The Shift’

This Movie ‘The Shift’ by late Dr. Wyane W. Dyer is an eye opener to a conscious life. It will make you think about your own state of happiness. One of the comments says: When people stop expecting the world to change for them and start changing for the world it’ll be a totally different place.

Oprah Winfrey on Authentic Power

Queen of consciousness, Oprah Winfrey, with an inspirational talk on Authenticity, the moment your personality comes to serve the energy of your soul.

From Struggle to Bliss

This is a podcast from an interview with the publisher of Ownit, Sietske Cuhfus, in 2016. In the interview, she shares her own journey to authenticity (Ownit is the evolved version of the magazine they talk about Authenticity & Business).


About the Author

Hi there, pleased to meet you! I am the publisher of Ownit Magazine, an online magazine for spiritual, conscious, free-minded, entrepreneurial and creative women. This blog is an article from the magazine. Save the app to your mobile device to read, watch and listen anywhere. Contact me on or connect with me on @youownitmagazine on Instagram. I'll be happy to connect.