Freedom and self-acceptance are the natural outcome of living in authentic alignment with our own values. Feeling the need to pretend, manipulate or control others comes from the fear that we won’t be able to get what we want or keep what we have if we’re completely honest. Ironically, honesty is the only way for either of those two things to happen. When we trust and believe in ourselves, we naturally act from our hearts. This attracts the people and circumstances that resonate with the our real selves, so we’re comfortable being ourselves. And that is…

True freedom.