Keeping it real can be a very difficult thing to do when there is fear in the heart about not fitting in, coupled with a lot of outside pressure to conform to a certain way of being. Being one’s self and trying to live an authentic existence with kindness and charity in mind, is a heady mix worth aspiring toward. To keep it real is not to let the emotional nature get wrapped up and buried by trying to be something I’m not or thinking that others will judge me pejoratively if I am my self.
Anxiety and belief are linked. Conflicting thoughts about self can cause anxiety. Being happy with who I am is a blessing. I see this through God, this is keeping it real. Speaking about stuff with an undisclosed agenda or with fear about feedback is keeping it unreal.