Enduring contentment comes with self-awareness and self-truth. Those who are true to themselves -- authentic -- share ten characteristics. They:
1. Live in the present.
2. Are free of fear.
3. Are not judgmental.
4. Genuinely appreciate themselves.
5. Hunger for the truth.
6. Are adaptable and flexible.
7. Have a strong sense of gratitude.
8. Love to laugh and are lighthearted.
9. Exhibit a high degree of dignity.
10. Sleep well.