We can only be authentic to the degree that we currently know ourselves. Better said, we can only be authentic to the degree that we are currently aware of ourselves. And because so much of us is denied, rejected, disowned and suppressed into the subconscious, we are not aware of very much of ourselves.
It is impossible to be authentic and to do what other people approve of at the same time.
As authenticity applies to a human being, we must swallow the reality that each and every person comes into this life as a unique expression of source consciousness. This means each person comes in with a unique essence, like an energetic signature and our unique purpose and unique thoughts and unique feelings and unique desires and unique needs and unique role within the greater universe is embedded in that essence.
Authenticity isn't dead.
Authenticity is the conscious mending of the incongruences between a person's inner self and a person's outer self.
It is critical for people who perceive separateness to expand their perspective far enough to see that actually we are all one. All things in existence are one. And then, it is critical for people who perceive oneness to expand their perspective far enough to see that actually there is no “one”. Oneness is the illusion/perception of an identity belonging to that which is beyond oneness.
The truth is that what we have been calling God or Source or Oneness cannot actually be named. The minute that you name it, you make it and it. You give it definition and therefore suggest that there is something that isn’t it for it to be in relationship to.
To become conscious and aware, we must become authentic. Authenticity is the highest form of being.