We are taught to stand in our authenticity.  

I advocate it. 

It’s important.

When you do that and another has all their own story attached to their reaction to something you’ve said, it’s the hardest thing you can do to remain in your authenticity, stand up for yourself as well as not take the other’s reaction personally, as well as looking at it to make sure you are in a place of growth and not willfulness or at the very foundation, ‘victim’.

That’s three times now.

Today was a hard day.