MASKS

What are our masks?  Do we all have one?  Let us first take a look at the definition of masks in our Webster Dictionary.

Masks-1.  a covering for all or part of the face, worn as a disguise, or to amuse or terrify other people.

Daily Wisdom Words for masks-1.  A disguise we all use to cover our emotions, thoughts or feelings to protect our heart or self from getting hurt.

Unfortunately, we all wear a mask at many points in our lives.  When we first meet people, we put a guard up or wear a mask to cover the part of us we wish to protect. We wear masks to protect our emotions.  We wear masks to protect our true identities.  Why do we do this?  We do this for trust reasons.  We must feel safe when revealing ourselves to another, so these masks protect the layers of personality that we may not be proud of or don’t trust ;yet for another person to see.

Masks keep us safe, emotionally and psychologically.  The fascinating thing about masks is we don’t know most of the time we are wearing one.  Masks are worn to protect ourselves from revealing too much of who we are at one time.

I know when I first meet someone, as hard as I might try, I wear a partial mask to protect myself.  I do this and am not even conscious I am doing it.  The more intimidated I feel the larger and thicker my mask is.  These “masks” generally come in different thicknesses and looks depending on which part of our personality we wish not to reveal or reveal.

Masks keep us safe, or so we think.  Sometimes a perceptive individual can see through our mask.  They are able to see who we really are and these tend to be the people who eventually we show our true self to.

Think about whether or not you wear a mask and how much happier you would be if you didn’t care so much what other people thought of you.  The less we care what others think, the safer we feel not wearing our mask.

Thank you for reading about masks today.  Think long and hard about this post, and beneath it, scroll down to where it says, “join the discussion” and leave a comment on your thoughts, or a poem or quote about masks and how you feel ao but this subject and these thoughts.

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