Authenticity is passive.
There are times when you have to actively be yourself. But there are aspects of authenticity you can’t “do.”
You cannot deliberately experience joy, for example. You can only allow it to happen.
And experiencing joy is part of being you. No matter what you might think to the contrary. (If you do think to the contrary, you need to practice staying in the now.)
Because being yourself is a byproduct of cultivating presence. Of residence in the now.
We all need to experience our own beauty as often as possible. And we can’t do that hypothetically. We have to step into the present moment, again and again, and take honest account of what we find.