Being authentic to oneself means to confront oneself.
The nature of the mind is to run away & never face the reality. It knows to escape, hide, give reasons, blame others, ignore etc. when you begin your spiritual journey... u learn to start confronting yourself. You confront yourself by facing your inner truth about yourself & your past. When you don’t run away from your reality & as you soak into your process that has begun, you start seeing, accepting whatever you are drop inside, beyond as masks & images you have about yourself.
This authentic reality is what we call inner-confrontation!