As Shakespeare wrote in Hamlet, as spoken by Pollonius, “This above all, to thine own self be true.” What does it mean to be true to yourself?
From my own progress in being true to myself, I experience being true to myself as having an honest and open connection with my soul. What does that mean? It means that I am guided by the truths of my soul that will never steer me wrong, as I have found. I discovered that this is no easy feat as the soul does not care what you, the persona/psyche/ego, thinks although the soul allows for free will.
Why this connection with your soul is critical is because your soul helps you to fulfill your destiny which is one of the reasons we incarnate into human form. One’s soul is the guiding force of a lifetime and is what the soul path on Earth is all about. When you are able to listen to your soul and allow it to guide you to positive, soul fulfilling experiences, you walk your soul path and experience what your are meant to in a conscious way, not just by chance alone.
The most important result of being true to oneself by being soul guided, I have found, is becoming authentic, being authentic which means being real.