Hey! What’s the mask for? Good question. Are you hiding yourself? From yourself?From what? Your feelings? Are you hiding from personal conflict? I was/am.
Here’s where it gets confusing. I was told to take my mask off. “Let the real you SHINE!” “Stop taking ‘guff’ from people.” “Give attitude back!” For me that’s been a slow process. I’ve only recently started to “give back” in terms of speaking my mind, letting people know what was and wasn’t appreciated. It has really been empowering! WARNING! I WILL BE DOING MORE OF THAT!
I hide from my own reality. I try not to when think about my health issues although I am taking care of them. There’s a corner of my head I retreat to. I come back when I feel safe. I try not to think about mortality, although I know one day I’ll have to. Can’t “do” you right now. Gotta “do” me.
I’ve learned that I’ve been at war with MYSELF! “Did I say that right?” “Did I do this right?” “Could I have done that better, if so how?” ARRRRRRGGGGGHHHHH! “STOP THINKING ADE!” “NOTHING IS WORTH THIS MUCH STRESS!”
I use humor as a mask and an escape. I use it to maintain my sanity. If I didn’t, I might be somewhere I don’t like right now. I’m frustrated as much as anybody. I can’t help my feelings.
Yes I hide. Do you, if so what from?