To be genuine, you have to be honest with yourself first, and then with others. It’s pretty straightforward, but being honest with yourself isn’t so easy. There’s a little thing called self-deception that gets in the way. You do manifest genuineness through the practice of meditation, becoming more transparent and available to yourself, and you’re able to see what’s truly genuine. Unfortunately, we have a lot of resistance to simply being ourselves, with all our warts and wrinkles. It’s quite uncomfortable. So often we put on a little show for ourselves and others, thinking that’s what is required. It’s actually very sad, and in the long run it doesn’t help ourselves or others.
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