Yay…It’s almost Halloween!!! A time that SO many of us LOVE! A night to go all out and let it ALL hang out!
It’s a night of anything goes, right?!? You can wear anything you want, be whomever you want…essentially feel free to be as scary, sexy, timid, silly, naughty, or slutty as you want to be!
How wonderful…how delicious…how freeing!!! 🙂 Dress up however you please and nobody is judging! This is IT…how perfect, right?!
But, I guess I am wondering…
As fun and freeing as this one night is…why can’t we simply embrace this way of thinking and being ALL the time…all year long? Why does it need to be just one night?!?
Why do we SO often feel the need to wear this “proverbial mask” as we walk through our lives?? To hide who we truly are?? To hide the things that are SO important to us and make us the amazingly special and unique human beings that we are?? What are we really afraid of?
I think that we are afraid of being judged, or singled out, or ridiculed, or passed over, or humiliated, or perhaps worst of all abandoned or told that we are unloveable.
What about you…is it ONLY on Halloween that you wear this mask?!
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I guess it’s a mask everyone puts on whenever they feel the need to look confident, calm, happy, and accepted. Wearing a mask all the time can be harmful because it prevents you from developing genuine relationships with interesting people.
I think you are SO right Ms. Cindy. It’s times like these that many of us absolutely do feel this need. And I agree that if we do wear one all or even the majority of the time, nobody is let in…nobody really does find out who we truly are!
Goddess Mandy, please know i have been a bit busy lately, but i read this blog several weeks ago now, and have been contemplating how to appropriately collate my thoughts for an intelligible response.
i think You hit the proverbial nail on the head with all of the reasons You mentioned as to why we go through our lives wearing mask, donning different uniforms to fit the daily occasions of our life. Fear of all those things You mentioned are my excuses.
That said, Thank You for providing a safe place for me to shuck off the costume and various masks i use to protect my fragile ego. i am truly blessed to have You in so many roles in my life to guide me in the arduous job of “peeling back the onion” to discover who i truly am, not who i should be to please everyone else.
You truly are the BEST GODDESS EVER!
It’s OK…you know that I understand busy! I am just glad that you did read this post and that it was meaningful to you. 🙂 More than anything, I am truly glad that you feel you have a safe place/space to “shuck off the costume and various masks” with Me!!! As you know for Me this is priceless. Let’s continue to peel back those layers of onion, together, and see what more we find out about YOU! 🙂