I am open and authentic. Openness is a primary value of mine. When I am comfortable with being open, I am able to be authentic. Openness and authenticity are high on my list of priorities. Authenticity is challenging. I occasionally feel the need to protect myself from others and hide my true feelings and opinions. I avoid being hard on myself during these times. I am free from the need to be perfect all of the time. I take advantage of the next opportunity to be open and authentic that crosses my path. I find the courage to say no to the things and people that fail to serve me. I rediscover myself and live my life with authenticity. Authenticity underpins everything in my life. My mouth, heart, and feet are in alignment. I say what I feel and do what I say. Children are naturally attracted to authenticity and sincerity. I want to be a source of these qualities to my children. Others respect those that are authentic and open. I share my thoughts, feelings, and opinions and gain my share of respect. Being authentic makes my life easier. I find it easier to respect myself, too. Today, I am renewing my efforts to demonstrate openness and authenticity. The benefits far outweigh the disadvantages. I have the courage to be true to myself. Self-Reflection Questions: 1, When do I lack openness in my life? 2, How have a lack of openness and authenticity cost me? 3, Where can I start to demonstrate a higher level of openness?