30 Oct Masking the Self
With Halloween quickly approaching, ask yourself what mask are you wearing?
Do you present a put-together exterior while your insides are crumbling? Do you wear your heart on your sleeve, open for the world to see? Do you wear a mask that believes itself better than those it encounters, a mask of conceit? Do you wear a mask biting and evil, or smiling and genuine?
Have you ever taken your mask off to close people in your life? Do they know your deepest desires along with your strife? Do they know the intricate human behind the “hellos” and “goodbyes?” Can they see through the niceties to the pain in your eyes?
And to you, are you looking at the people around you? Or are you too preoccupied in your own mind to notice who surrounds you? Do you take the time to ask others how they really are doing? Or do you look at their masks and make conclusions without any deducing?
This coming Halloween, remember we’re all different. We all wear masks to each other, every moment of every day. Sometimes the beautiful masks hide the saddest stories, and some average masks hide tales of glory.
Do not judge anybody by the mask they evoke. Just wear one you’re proud of, one that brings people hope. That one day we’ll live in a place free from disguise, where we won’t need masking to conceal our real eyes.
Let’s Talk Transcendentalism,