Authentic, or shall we say becoming authentic, is for you to recognize that perhaps there are experiences within your life that you find yourself caught up within and it is as if you responded in an unexpected way. People expect you to be present and doing something. People expect you to be supportive. People expect you to make decisions. There is the influence upon your life that comes from the people that are outside of you. It is very important to have these relationships because they give you more in the way that you are living your life. They give you more experiences. They help you to experience life in a new way. My question then is how many times are you influenced, or do you fit into a particular pattern that truly does not feel as if it’s you?