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Authenticity in the Public Sphere

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When we are authentic, others respond accordingly.  Especially in the public sphere, it becomes increasingly clear when a veil of deception is about to be cast upon us.  Of course, there might be those lacking immediate discernment, but at the end, s/he knows at the gut-instinctual level because it resonates accordingly.  The key is to listen to that resonance with honest receptors.

Authenticity and integrity run at the heart of Infinite Potentiality Theory (IPT) because it is critically necessary that the individual be as true to his self as possible in realizing his creative potentiality.  This inner honesty speaks to his authenticity and mirrors the very core of his essence.  And, as IPT defines it, the essence of essence is ultimate freedom.  In this manner, through his ability to be authentic, he can honestly realize his creative potentiality and by so doing, attain absolute liberation of and from his self.

In ultimate freedom, he exists in a sphere of liberation from and of the self. 

In ultimate freedom, he is liberation.

In liberation, he can be for the other.

…And in this liberation is the key to remove all barriers between self and other…

For more on authenticity and integrity, please see my post from June 11th “On Integrity…”:

To understand integrity with absolute clarity, it is important to distinguish it from authenticity.  That is why I juxtapose the two concepts in my book.  In a nutshell, I break it down to the following:

1a) As it applies to an object, authenticity is fidelity of its very essence, substance, fabrication, and origin to it’s creator.  It is authentic as it is genuine.  A popular example is a designer brand as opposed to an (ersatz) imitation of that brand.  The authentic object is the designer one because it is the designer’s own creation; rather than imitating, s/he is creating.  Another example is an authenticated fact, authentic as it is accurate.

1b) As it applies to a subject, authenticity is fidelity to the absolute essence of self.  It is fidelity without judgment, morality, and agency.  It is purity of essence without fetters or encumbrances.

2a) As it applies to an object, integrity is wholeness.  It is verifiable substance without hesitation and with unwavering agreement that holds unity.

2b) As it applies to a subject, integrity is twofold.  It is fidelity to essence in the backdrop of morality and judgment.  Thus, the key difference between integrity and authenticity is integrity’s inherent ethical component.  Such a person upholds a moral standard, acts accordingly, and is so judged – whether by her/himself or by others – as holding to integrity.

–JY

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