I often wonder who else builds masks for themselves? Not masks as in halloween masks of any such design, but human masks. One for when your sad or one for when your angry or bored or caring or even depressed. I will open up to all of you who read my blog, I have built many masks over my life. Sometimes I feel I could be the best mask builder on the earth. People know me as the happy, funny, cheerful guy who has a nice word for everybody, the latter is true I do have good words to say to everybody and I mean them when I say them. I love people and I think that is a true gift, but the others are not always true. That is when my masks come on. I have been through very hard times in my life and possibly to my detriment I have built many masks, because masks aren’t always the best path for you. Masks help you keep everything in and that can be very damaging, damaging to you and damaging to the people and the relationships you are in. I have learned that first hand and it is not fun! I have decided to through away my masks and to get real, now like a recovering drug addict it won’t be easy but damn it will feel good at the end. Leave it all on the table and let people take it as they may, besides what do you have to lose. I need to be comfortable with myself before I can let other people get comfortable with me, so shall we get comfortable. I THINK SO! I want the best for all of you and this is the start, go tell that person that you love them and want them “take off the mask of indifference”! Go tell that person that you need a hug and a shoulder to cry on “take off that mask of happiness”! Go tell that person that you don’t deserve to be treated that way “take off that mask of acceptance”! Go out and get real, and while your at it help someone else get real along with you. They will thank you at the end! Love you all!
Wow – I about fell outof my chair when I read this. I wrote a poem a few years back about this very same thing, entitled “Masks”
Wish you the best and hope everything is going well for you!
Big hug to you Chad!
What an inspiring post!