Masks can be a tool we consciously or unconsciously use to hide the truth of who we are from ourselves and others. They can also serve as a very powerful tool for self-growth and transformation.
The trick is being able to use a mask mindfully – and skillfully detect them on others.
On this episode of the Flirting with Enlightenment podcast, we explore all the ways the ways people use masks. Some things to consider:
While masks are often seen as a mechanism to hide aspects of ourselves we want to keep hidden, is that necessarily a bad thing? Or can a mask serve a purpose during a certain time in our lives, then fade away when we finally embrace and integrate that quality or aspect within ourselves?
How can masks be used as a defense mechanism that helps us stay in integrity when managing energy coming at us from other people?
What if we can see masks as a way to explore and play with new energies and aspects we want to develop within ourselves in a bigger way creatively or spiritually?
On the flip side, how do you manage connection and relationship when you notice others are wearing a mask (consciously or unconsciously)? What can that teach you about yourself or the path you are on right now?
Different situations may also demand a different type of mask – especially for people on a path of awakening or expanding their spiritual self expression. How do you pull out your inner magician and reveal the rights masks for the “show” or persona you want to create, and still feel like you are living a mindful way that’s in integrity with your personal development?
So many questions!
In the spirit of Halloween, let’s explore the different uses of “masks” and how they teach, empower and lead us to integrate all aspects of ourselves.
How do you feel about using masks or when you notice others are?
Interested in other episodes on similar topics? Check the following podcast episodes: Overcoming the Fear of Being Yourself or Social Networks, Connection and Finding your Spiritual Family.
“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.”