Are you for real?

Let’s get real from the very start of this post. This is not my first draft.

In the first version of this article I had a massive gripe session about people showing me their not-real side and telling me un-truths, and how I was seeing this with alarming regularity.

Then I realised that is the opposite of where my focus needs to be.

What I’m finding more and more is that my ‘real-metre’ is much more sensitive than it was before. I wonder if perhaps my tolerance has been changing, reaching some kind of saturation point.

It seems my sense of the genuine and authentic in this world is being fine-tuned.

And it is wonderful.

Today I am actively choosing to surround myself with the realest of the real. If you mess something up, please tell me. Please find the courage to tell the truth and own up. All you will get from me is a ‘thank you’ and some understanding.

See here’s where the compassionate non-judgement comes in. This only works if we decide that it is okay to mess up. Mistakes, after all, are part of the human condition. Mistakes are how we get better. So let’s practice allowing them and even embracing them.

It is my strong feeling that real simplicity could flow out of our ability to be truthful and real with one another more often.


Alena Turley is an Australian mentor for mothers. Founder of the pioneering blog, the Soul Mama Hub, her wellbeing membership offers a powerful pathway for mothers ready to go from over-extended, stuck in the daily grind, to empowered, inspired and energised so they can become the CHANGEMAKERS they dream of being.

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