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Let's Get Real

"Being real is not about just taking off your mask and being transparent but it's also about being aware that you do have a mask on that's being real that is truly being real."

"When day comes we step out of the shade, aflame and unafraid, the new dawn blooms as we free it. For there is always light if only we're brave enough to see it. If only we're brave enough to be it.- Amanda Gorman

Let's Get Real [00:00:19] Mindful Nikki introduce the topic of being real and authentic, referencing Carl Jung's ideas about the persona or mask we wear and how it can conceal our true selves.


Challenges of Finding One's True Self as a Teenager [00:03:30] Nuri discuss the challenges of finding one's true self as a teenager and the impact of societal messages and labels.


Labels and the Persona We Wear [00:06:26] Nuri share personal stories about how labels and the persona we wear can conceal our true selves, and how it's important to get real and be authentic.


The impact of societal messages and labels [00:10:31] Mindful Nikki and Nuri discuss how societal messages and labels can affect individuals, particularly in terms of gender roles and expectations.


Challenges of being real and authentic [00:13:04] Mindful Nikki share personal stories about the challenges of being true to oneself, particularly when faced with pressure to conform to societal expectations.


Empathy and self-compassion [00:17:15] Mindful Nikki emphasize the importance of empathy and self-compassion when it comes to understanding oneself and others, particularly when it comes to wearing masks or personas.


The Purpose of Masks [00:18:35] Mindful Nikki the purpose of masks in West African cultures and how they relate to the idea of the self according to Carl Jung.


Taking Off the Mask Slowly [00:20:05] Mindful Nikki discuss the importance of taking little steps at a time when taking off the mask and being aware of the people around you.


Being Brave Enough to Be Real [00:21:38] Nuri discuss the power of words and the importance of being rooted in who we are and being brave enough to be real.


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