I am aware much more than ever when I am faking it. Generally that comes out when I am around someone who sends off "beware signals". There is something that tells me to be on guard. Perhaps I am simply recognizing another counterfeiter.
I know also when I meet someone who is the real deal. There is an instant connection. I feel their calmness, peace and spirituality. I see this most frequently in meetings. It is the idea of attraction to their spirit rather than the self-promotion of the ego.
I have had similar feelings from those who blog. I can feel your sincerity. You are authentic in the emotions expressed by the words written. I can feel the happiness, the anxiety, the anger, the grief as if I were right there. I will certainly miss Scott whose Attitude of Gratitude is a blog that I have followed since my start here. His lists and quotes have been the real deal to me. Thank you.
Today I am heading up the Intracoastal Waterway for a three day weekend. It is breezy and chilly, but none of that matters because I am on the boat. I am authentic here. There is nothing forced, no one to impress. As I like to say when I get on the boat "I have already arrived" regardless of my destination.