Who determines authenticity?
My first thought as this bright red material flower catches my eye on The Path today is I can't really use it because it's fake. As I walk on, this gets me thinking further. What determines whether something is fake or not fake? Who determines authenticity? It may be manufactured but the building-blocks of all materials come from nature in the first place. Even we 'the manufacturers' are nature too. So, I wonder can anything be truly fake?
As I go back and take the shot I notice the vibrancy of the flower feels lovely, and that's real enough for me!
As I walk on I wonder what the relevance of all this is to me and my journey. I sense that although I am enjoying this new way of being in the world (putting myself and my words out there) perhaps there is still some fear around 'feeling like a fraud' to be gently released :-)
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