A false mask…

“Transformation is my favorite game and in my experience, anger and frustration are the result of you not being authentic somewhere in your life or with someone in your life. Being fake about anything creates a block inside of you. Life can’t work for you if you don’t show up as you.”
Jason Mraz

How many times have we faced the world behind such a mask?  We either attempt to put on these false airs trying to pretend being someone we really are not.  How many times have we tried to conform to what society dictates we should be?  How many times have we swallowed our pride, bit our collective tongues, kept silent because what we really feel, what we really want to say may in fact irreparably harm the recipient?

And then the anger boils inside of us…days creep into months….into years until we no longer recognize yourself.

You are no longer you

And whose fault is that? Yours because you were too afraid to step outside your comfort zone and be yourself?  Society, because if they only knew what lurked inside of you? Loved ones?  Then there is the loneliness you feel  for being misunderstood that it becomes quite palatable.

So, what do you do? Do you continue living a lie?  Do you continue pretending everything is alright when in fact your world, your heart, your very essence has become so warped that when you look in the mirror you no longer recognize the person standing before you.

How do you cope?  Do you reach out to family and friends? Co-workers or counselor?  Or do you continue to boil inside, the lies festering like a wound until you become sick inside and out?

In my 45 years I have seen so many unhappy people, parents, siblings, coworkers, spouses that it causes me to take pause…..what exactly is it about our society, other societies which cause us to wear a false mask….to pretend?

Is life really that bad? Have we succinctly made so many toxic choices in our lives it has led up to this person we no longer recognize.

And what do you do about it?
What do you do?

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