Living an Authentic Life...
Carl Jung said, "The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are, " and Marie-Elizabeth Mali is doing just that while facing the scary conversations head-on. Being authentic means coming from a real place within. It is when our actions and words are identical with our beliefs and values. It is being ourselves, not an imitation of what we think we should be taught to be growing up. There is no “should” in authentic. Living authentic is about growing and not becoming stagnant.
I met Marie-Elizabeth Mali on Facebook and was intrigued by a comment she made regarding, 'Marriage Realities.'where she gives an open comment about her first marriage, she said, “When people ask why I ended my marriage to a great man, I say I didn't feel met. Our divorce allowed him to marry again and realize his dream of having kids, and it freed me to be with my partner who fully meets me, so it was the right choice.
But if I'm totally honest, I didn't show up in my marriage in such a way that I could ever be fully met. I didn't know it at the time and thought I was doing all I could, but I had judgments and patterns in place that had us relate in a way that left my soul hungry for more. I believe that if I really wanted to be met by him it was up to me to meet him first. I don't regret how it turned out, given how much happier we both are. And I'm showing up differently in this relationship, so I'm having a different experience.
I believe we all have the capacity to meet each other. The question is, who's willing to do the scary part of showing up to meet the other person first?”
Intrigued right? Well, I was too and invited her to Vertikal to talk about living an authentic life. Marie-Elizabeth is much more beneath the surface and we learned that this remarkable woman is a coach who helps individuals align with their deepest selves and their true desires to create the lives they want. But that's not all, she's a poet and an underwater photographer. You really want to hear this interview.
See more of her underwater galleries at Marie-Elizabeth's Galleries.