In order to be authentic, one must first be aware of who they are and what they stand for. This takes introspection and a willingness to be honest with oneself. Once you know your truth, it becomes much easier to live an authentic life. This means being true to your values and beliefs, and not letting others dictate how you should live your life. It also means being honest in your interactions with others, and not putting on a false persona. Living an authentic life is not always easy, but it is the most rewarding way to live.