Soulspeak2013, is an amazing blogger and I am pleased by her work; her blog’s URL is: http://soulspeak2013.wordpress.com/
Today, she is back with one of her inspiring guest articles entitled: At The Table: The Price Of Your Mask. Do enjoy!
At The Table: The Price Of Your Mask
Good morning and thank you for joining us At the Table. It is a beautiful day, and we all are in conversation about roles that people play. We are aware of many costumes worn by so many, and those that we ourselves have worn many times, in the past. What mask did you pick out to wear today? What price are you paying to wear that mask?
Here At the Table, we do not wear masks. We realize that our reality is much more exciting, without the masks. We see more, when others see our authentic selves. Since we are all a reflection of each other, we have caught ourselves, putting on a mask that most resembles the person we are interacting with at the moment. We can also see that many of us carry many masks with us each day. If you wear your mask too long, you cannot remove it without removing some of your own skin, you open the wounds for yourself to see, and you will see that you have “lost” a piece of yourself, by identifying with your “masked” self.
Understand this; that what has happened to you was not to kill you, but to “reveal you”! The masks we wear are deep. At the Table, we have all worn masks to hide our depression, we have worn masks to hide our broken hearts, we have masked our truth, to “fit in.”
A beautiful quote: “One of the greatest tragedies in life is to lose your own sense of self and accept the version of you that is expected by everyone else.” ― K.L. Toth
We mask our needs, we mask our frustrations, and we mask our anger, and all the while, smile. Living in an untruthful manner, is showing you that this person or this situation, that you feel requires you to wear this mask, does not belong on your path!
We have all worn masks, and tied them on with strings of fear and insecurity. We would put on a mask, when we were afraid to speak our truth. It is also hard to “maintain” a mask. Keeping up the façade is exhausting. Masks have so many layers to maintain. We mask our true feelings, with facial expressions and we hide our true intentions, with the words we use, masking our speech.
Why do you wear a mask? What are you afraid of? Does it keep you from displaying your hurt or anger? Does it keep hurt away? Is the mask comfortable to wear? Most masks are heavy. And we tie them on tighter each time we experience the need to wear one.
By wearing a mask, you are robbing your own self of your own power. You are a most amazing being. We were not born with masks. We acquired them, for survival, or so we thought. Even that thought is a masked reality. The only truth about masks is that you think it is protecting you, but it is in fact isolating you from true relationships, true sharing, and most importantly your truth of who you really are. By wearing a mask you lose your awareness of your own love of self, and you lose your self acceptance. Losing self love and self acceptance will keep you in a state of internal struggle.
Can you see how heavy your masks truly are? Can you remove one mask today? This is a process, which does not need to happen quickly. It just needs to start happening!
Staying conscious of when you reach for the mask, is the first step. In what situation do you require a mask? What people do you wear a mask for? These are the situations and the people you must evaluate. You must reveal your true self, and see if the situation changes, or if the people change their way of interacting with you. Remember, it is much easier to release that which you no longer pretend to have!!! Your masks will no longer fit you, when you decide to accept yourself, and realize your worth!
At the Table, no masks are needed. We all love expressing ourselves truthfully, with self Love and awareness of our authentic place in this World.
On my Plate today, we serve our authentic, organic self expressions of Love and Integrity, no masking the flavors! Our menu is more than acceptable! Thank you for joining us today At the Table, and as always I am honored to share what is On my Plate.