FROM BEARS (Barry Neil Kaufman): Recently, in the Radical Authenticity program, participants explored why it is so challenging to say what they really think and feel. Inevitably, the concern was the judgments and disapproval of others (even being shunned). "If people knew who I really was, they wouldn't like me." A belief! More significant: if we are okay being alone, then we will speak our personal truth to those around us.