Epictetus, Greek philosopher (55 AD to 135 AD), authored the above quotation that speaks to our focus for this post.
Thus, the longer you live the more exposure you have to this conditioning. that pushes you away from authentic you!
In most cases, the people who make up your environment do not mean you harm; they to are conditioned to behave in the manner they do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson. American author and lecturer said it this way;
Yet to be true to authentic you is the most to noble cause to which you may aspire!
And, as Emerson elaborated,
A key to living authentically is to understand that living a values driven life fosters authenticity; if those values are derived from the urging of your divine soul.
When how you live your life is aligned with the wishes of your divine soul you are living authentically.
When you live your life with authenticity; the way in which you live and interact with others, and more importantly, yourself allows others to see clearly who you are.
In a highly conditioned world, like ours; living from authenticity stands out.
In addition, people who encounter you sense this authenticity and react from a deeper level of awareness.
This comes from the acknowledgement of one soul by another.
When you live with authenticity you feel alive and energized by life.
This river you experience is your alignment with God/Source Energy through your divine soul.
Others you meet will sense this inner flow of light and unconditional love and will respond in kind; from within their own level of authenticity alignment.
Thus the best way to express what you believe, to others, is through how you live your life; embody it!