Let me ask you… What “masks” do you put on and hide behind in your life?
Are you afraid to speak your truth when you know it might be upsetting to someone else? Do you pretend to be confident when deep inside you feel insecure and unsure of yourself? Do you speak and act differently around certain people to gain their approval and acceptance?
When we are wearing a “mask”, whether we’re conscious of it or not, we feel isolated, fearful, and out of integrity because we are not allowing our true self to come out. We are hiding… And not only does this keep us from experiencing fulfillment in relationships or creating the success we’re looking for in life… But we end up living in a state of internal struggle and pain. We can’t possibly be truly authentic because we are molding ourselves to be the “person” that others will love, accept, and approve of.
I was inspired to make this video today because Halloween is coming up soon… But it’s an extremely powerful message that is applicable and appropriate any time of the year! So click play on the video below to hear more about how the many masks we wear can destroy our sense of authentic confidence and how to put the mask down and let the REAL you come out to play!
When we look to others to give us love and approval, we have lost awareness of our own self love and self acceptance. Wearing a mask, or presenting a “contrived version” of yourself to gain approval from others keeps us in a state of internal struggle… And even when we “get” the approval we think we’re looking for, it’s never enough… Because only through true self acceptance and love can we come into full awareness of our own worth, beauty, and power.
So are there any masks you’ve worn in the past that you’d like to share with us here today? Or any new realizations of masks you didn’t even know you were wearing? And even if you just want to share your Halloween mask (or costume) this year with us, I’d love to hear from you! So leave a comment below and please make sure you help spread this message today by sharing it on Facebook and/or Twitter.
Have an amazing Halloween! And remember… How can you be the REAL you even underneath your costume or mask this year? Because the real you is perfect, complete, and beautiful just as you are!
To The “Authentic You”,