Does this sound negative to you? I'm sorry if it does, but it is always important to see if our blinders are in place when we give intention for anything, the new year being no exception. Are we blinding ourselves to our true intentions? Are we driven by our need to look good or feel good? Are we being authentic?
Being authentic means checking your ego at the door and allowing your true passions to drive your intentions and actions. To quote Shakespeare: To thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. This means that you can't put on a different personality for different people. You cannot wear a different social mask in different social circles and still be authentic. For in being authentic, there is no mask.