Authentic Relationships - 5-Question Exercise to Explore How You Show Up In Relationship
The focus of this article is to explore what it means to be authentic in the context of being single in the dating world and/or in the context of coaching singles. Take this five-question exercise to explore your relationship to authenticity.
My purpose here is to offer you some thoughts and ideas about authenticity and take you through some exercises that will support you to explore your own relation to, and experience of, authenticity and what it means to be authentic in relationship.
What I'm offering is simply what has worked for me and my clients. So there's no given that what I'm working with must work for you. In fact, if there's something that resonates with you, perhaps take it away with you for further exploration and leave behind anything that does not resonate with you.
For this experience, you'll need some paper, a writing instrument (or computer),your mind, heart, soul and your breath.
First, set your intention to be present for this exercise, fully, and let go of your day. Perhaps visualize a balloon and place your cares, concerns, problems, challenges in your balloon and when you're ready just allow your balloon to float up and away, leaving you free to be present in mind, body and spirit.
Sense your feet on the floor and notice your breathing. Then, take a few deep, deep breaths into your belly and make the sound AAH on the exhale. AAH is a primal sound that brings, relaxation, pleasure and letting go. This sound opens the heart, the lungs and helps to melt tension while contributing to an overall sense of well-being. So, take another deep breath or two, exhaling with AAH. Now, let's begin.
Since coaching, for me, is all about asking powerful and provocative questions. This exercise explores five questions around authenticity in relationship:
1. What is authenticity and what does authenticity mean to you?
2. What are you do-ing and how you are you be-ing when you're authentic?
3. What obstacles get in the way of your being authentic (e.g., beliefs, self-images, attitudes, emotions, etc.)?
4. On an authenticity scale (1-10), where would you say you are, generally, and where would you like to be in six months?
5. And what first step might you take to begin moving in that direction?
So, our first question:
What is authenticity and what does authenticity mean to you?
Take a minute and write down all the words and phrases that come to you when you think of the word authenticity. What comes up for you? Take a breath and go inside. Sense and feel your body as you do this part of the exercise.
So, what was that experience like for you? Was it completely mental? Were you aware of your body - feelings and sensations? Were you relaxed? Did you experience any discomfort? How is your breath? Is it deep and relaxed or shallow and tight? Did you notice any negative self-talk from your Inner Judge and Critic? If so, are these familiar judgments?
It might support you to be curious about what you noticed about yourself, especially if you experienced any discomfort or negative self-judgments. This can be food for further exploration about your relationship to authenticity.
The Cambridge Dictionary defines authentic as: something real and true, as the quality of being real or true:
The Mirriam Webster Dictionary defines authentic as conforming to an original so as to reproduce essential features; as not false or imitation and as being true to one's own personality, spirit, or character and implies actual character not counterfeited, imitated, or adulterated; it also connotes definite origin from a source.
So, the operative words, for me, are essential source and spirit and character. That is, being authentic relates to the pure and innate qualities of the person I was when I was born, my true and real self, my essence, not an idea that I created and continually create with my ego mind.
So, it might be curious to explore how this loving, precious, pure and authentic child has morphed into adulthood and be curious about how we show up authentically in adulthood.
So, let's continue with our second question:
When in a dating situation, what are you "do-ing" and how are you "be-ing" when you're authentic?
What behaviors reflect your authenticity? Perhaps reflect on your words, your actions, your thoughts, your emotions and your feelings. How do these support your authenticity?
Take a minute and write down some of the ways you express your authenticity.
Here are some examples of do-ings and be-ings clients have come up with which express being authentic:
* consciously choosing to be with my partner exactly as he or she is, on the positivity rather than on obsessing on reasons why it can't work
* supporting my partner in his or her choices, desires and dreams and consciously supporting one another to grow and evolve as both individuals and as a "we"
* honoring my partner's truth, and uniqueness rather than focusing on possessing or fixing or changing him or her
* having the strength and courage to tell the truth especially when I believe it is unspeakable
* being consciously conscious and respectful of both my partner's boundaries and my own
* asking questions for clarification and communicating rather than jumping to assumptions
* having the strength, self-discipline, courage, compassion and commitment to resolve differences as opposed to overtly fighting or being passively aggressive
* focusing on what I appreciate with gratitude, focusing on solutions, not problems
* being conscious of paying attention to my partner and not taking him or her for granted
* being honest, and honoring my beliefs
* living in integrity, nonconformity, and sticking to my values,
* living without spoken or unspoken judgments and creating a real environment of harmony, well-being and trust and where we can both live authentically, and in integrity as ourselves
* expressing hurt and pain and not hide behind anger, judgment and criticism
* not deferring to my partner in a way that makes me uncomfortable or passive aggressive
* being intentional about expressing what I want
* not interacting with a hidden agenda
* staying conscious in my heart as well as my head
* sharing what I think and feel about my immediate experience
* I accept my undeveloped areas as well as my strengths
So, sense into your self. What is your experience right now? What thoughts, feelings or emotions are you aware of? What's going on in your mind, in your heart? What's your body telling you? What's your breathing like?
How is it for you right now to explore this idea of authenticity?
Our next question points to obstacles to being authentic.
So, it's time to explore some of the obstacles that get in the way of your being authentic - obstacles such as your beliefs, your images of who you think you must be, your attitudes, assumptions or beliefs.
Perhaps one way of exploring this question is by asking if there's a noticeable difference between two YOUs...the one who is standing naked at 4:00 am in your bedroom when no one is watching, and the one who walks out the door and into relationship?
So, take a minute and write down any obstacles which you feel prevent you from showing up as the real and true you.
Before I suggest some obstacles, listen to these client statements:
I'm not the same person in relationship as I am when I am alone at 4:00 A.M. I feel I need to wear a mask and put on another personality so I'll make an impression and be accepted and approved by the person I'm with. Because I can't tell the truth or be honest about my feelings and beliefs, I often feel like an imposter.
In order to fit in with a particular group when I'm dating, I feel I compromise my real and true self and lack the courage to speak my mind and make my voice heard.
I often feel I need to change who I am order to be with someone else? I change my thoughts, my language, my views, and my feelings. I feel I have to sell myself out when it comes to my requirements, needs and wants in order to maintain a relationship. In many relationships, I feel I am moving away from being on purpose.
So, the question is, if you are different from your true and real self, what do you think or feel accounts for this difference?
Here are some common obstacles that bring one to compromise their true and real self, their authenticity:
* Allowing others to dictate who I think I should be, for example, my family, friends, society, reality TV, the media, or perhaps just my own ego
* Ego-driven needs for control, recognition and approval, to be "somebody" at the expense of thinking or feeling like I'm a "nobody" in some way-mentally, physically, emotionally, socially, financially, etc.
* Feeling or belief that my feelings and emotions, needs and wants are not worthy or appropriate, and "don't count."
* Fears of losing my bachelorhood, fear of rejection, not being good enough, being hurt, fear of commitment, or divorce later on.
* Fear of telling my truth and of being judged and criticized; fear of sharing my experience in the moment, fear of saying what's up for me, right here and right now.
* Self-image and ideal that says I am perfect in every way.
* Fear that others will reject me if they know who I really am
So, what was this exercise like for you? Was it easy, difficult? Is there anything that piques your curiosity about your self? Did you experience insights or AHAs? What's it like to acknowledge these obstacles? How do they make you feel?
So, change and transformation always begin with awareness, and awareness is the goal of these first few questions.
And now that perhaps we've raised our level of awareness a bit, let's look at our final two questions which are related:
On an authenticity scale of 1-10, where would you say you are right now and where would you like to be in six months?
And, what first step might you take to move in that direction?
Take a few minutes and respond to these two questions.
So, is your action step observable and measurable? What will you be doing, being or having that supports you to move forward toward showing up more authentically? How will you know you have successfully completed this step? How will you be different in a dating context in some way, shape or form?
Do you have a sense of when you'd like to accomplish this step? Are you aware of potential obstacles that might get in the way? And, how can you deal effectively with these obstacles?
So, I hope these questions and exercises have been useful for you in some way as you explore who you are and how you are in the context of being a single in the dating world. For coaches of singles, I hope these questions and exercises might provide an additional tool or two to support your work with singles who are exploring the relationship area of their lives.
So, I'll end with one final thought.
The Law of Attraction is a very powerful force in the Universe. The Law of Attraction says that what you focus on, consciously or unconsciously, what you give your attention and energy to, you will attract. Do you expect others to be authentic with you when you are fearful of being authentic with them? Authenticity is not a one-way street. Authenticity does not flow in only one direction.
The Law of Attraction applies in relationships as well as in every other area of life.
So, my belief is that one must exhibit the authenticity one expects in others. When we show up as less than our real and true self, the Law of Attraction says we will attract others who are also less authentic.
Being authentic, we will attract others who are authentic and there's no better foundation than authenticity to create and cultivate a lasting, loving and healthy relationship.
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Peter G. Vajda, Ph.D, is co-founder of SpiritHeart, an Atlanta, GA firm specializing in coaching, counseling and facilitating. Peter's expertise focuses on personal, business and relationship coaching. He is a professional speaker and published author. For more information about his services, email Peter at email@example.com.
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36% of couples sleep in separate beds: What does the way you snooze reveal about your relationship? Yahoo Style
Flat on your back, curled up like a baby, diagonally across the bed, we all have a preference for how we like to sleep. But what happens when you throw two ...
Offset Gets Candid About His Relationship with Father: 'You Don't Have Respect For Me' Eurweb.com
*Rapper Offset opens up about his strained relationship with his father in a new profile with Esquire, describing how when he was a baby, his dad “got into the ...
A Look Back at Miranda Lambert's Relationship History The Cheat Sheet
Congratulations are in order! On February 16th, singer Miranda Lambert revealed that she had gotten married. “In honor of Valentine's Day, I wanted to share ...
Relative IDs relationship of hostages killed during standoff WBRZ
A relative of one of five people fatally shot at a Mississippi home says she can't comprehend why the man identified as the gunman would turn on his family and ...
9 common behaviors that are subtly sabotaging your relationship AOL
These are the most common ways people sabotage their romantic relationships without even realizing it.
Medical model of optometry promotes doctor-patient relationship Healio
NEW ORLEANS – The medical model of eye care is doctor-patient centric and entails dilated eye exams, problem-focused care, therapeutics, treatment ...
How To Make Hooking Up With Your Ex More Thrilling Than It Ever Was Before!
Now I really have seen everything.The other day, I saw a television show with a very curious premise: They found a good-old Southern boy who was such a charmer, 6 of his ex-girlfriends (some, who had been flat-out "dumped" by him) were willing to line themselves up in front of a camera for 120 minutes, and go through various and sundry interviews, to see whether or not they could pass muster with him, the second time around.
Catch A Cheating Husband the Easy Affordable Way
Many women mistakenly believe they need to hire a private investigator or buy expensive software or surveillance equipment to catch a cheating husband. Once you familiarize yourself with the signs of infidelity, all you really need are your own eyes and ears and your personal knowledge of your mate.
7 Myths About Good Guys
It is every woman's dream to meet a "Good Guy" who will sweep her off her feet and transform into her knight in shinning armor. It is quite interesting to talk to women and listen to their ideas of what a "Good Guy" is.
Improve Your Relationship by Taking Care of Yourself First
It's important for you to take care of yourself before you try to fix your relationship. The old saying 'You can't give away what you don't have" applies here.
Sad Scientific Facts About Love
Disaster results when we see women trying to change a man's behaviour. According to evolutionary biologist Rosie Mestel, what women perceive as bad male behaviour (lying, cheating, ogling other women) is actually part of a biologically based prime directive to procreate as fast as possible.
Celebrate Friendship Day with Fresh Flowers!
Send flowers this Friendship Day, Sunday, August 7th! Across the street or across the country, a local florist can send a gift of Friendship to your Special Friend!Consider sending a friend a beautiful vase of her (or his) favorite flowers to celebrate National Friendship Day! Here are some gift ideas to inspire you;For the Gardener: Send a watering can filled with wildflowers and a raffia bow. Green Thumbs would also appreciate a Green or Blooming Plant in a decorative basket or container.
Secrets To Get To The Heart Of Your Loved One
The other day, I was home with my sweet love when my sister called. She was in a bad mood because she was babysitting my cat (I was out of town) and my cat had made a mess in her sofa.
Is It Love or Money?
What do women or men want out of a relationship? I know I want a man who really loves me, and the feelings are definitely reciprocated. I want to grow old with someone.
Relationship Problems: Solvable or Unsolvable
Every so often, I will hear a relationship speaker claim that they have never had a fight or problem in their marriage. My response to such a claim is that the person is either1) lying or2) certainly can't relate to me.
Communication in Dating
Does your dating relationship have good communication? Communication during dating is what will eventually make or break the dating relationship. If you can not talk or communicate with your loved one, how will they ever know what you expect from your dating relationship?Communication in dating is essential.
Reading Each Others Mind
I cannot tell you how many times I have heard couples express the fact that they felt their partner should be able to read their mind. Have you ever felt this way? Such thinking can lead to disappointment, sadness, and yes, at times, even anger.
Great Relationships: How to Create a Nag-Free Zone
Q: My wife and I have a good marriage that is being destroyed by nagging. I've tried to get her to stop and even begged her to stop.
Your Next Argument: 10 Thngs to Consider Before You Get There
1. It's addictive.
Here Come the Questions
Why is it that even though I am not positive if I like a guy, because of course it's only been a week, that when he doesn't call for 3 days it becomes a dramatic incident, and all of a sudden its Fiona Apple time? There is no reason for him to not call; everything was fine last we spoke. With the time frame we are discussing here in the first place it shouldn't even phase me that a man decides to not call for 3 days, or possibly (gulp) never again.
10 Fast Ways to Re-ignite the Flames of Love
Enhance Romance today.When Men and Women enter into a relationship, what they are really looking for is a best friend, some one they know will love us no matter what.
For Better Or Worse
For Better or WorseI was in the middle of a conversation the other evening with a friend of mine, and her better half. The conversation was about the kids.
The Secret of Relationship Success
With a divorce rate in this country that approaches 50%, and a fairly sizable percentage of marriages that aren't particularly blissful, it's difficult to avoid searching for the answer to the battle of the sexes.Would you like to stop searching?We've moved through the old paradigm of getting your needs met in relationships, and it has proven itself to be a miserable failure.
The notion that there can be a technology of relationships basically contradicts what we all know aboout relationships. There are entire bookshelves about relationships.
How to Find Relationship Advice
One thing to keep in mind when seeking relationship advice is that the relationship advice business is exactly that - a business, and a big business at that. It is important to be aware that there is a lot of bad advice available in the marketplace, a lot of poorly trained relationship counselors around, and a lot of poorly conceived and badly written books on the subject.
The Wrong Kind of Love
A lot of people have the wrong kind of love and don't even know it. If you are experiencing any of the following issues I have listed in this article, then you definitely have that wrong kind of love.
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