I wrote a post back in February 2012 called 'Being Authentic,' and I still believe it's so important to be who we really are without shame. In this video, Ryan Kurczak emphasises how important it is to be true to ourselves and not be pretentious when we are looking to advance spiritually. He does acknowledge how hard it can be to do this when we are around certain people or in some situations. But it is a work in progress and as we develop spiritually, we release our fears of rejection and abandonment for not 'fitting in' and being who others expect us to be. He says that we can accelerate our spiritual development by practicing truthfulness and by being authentic.
A terrible path for the ego.