Please don’t be fooled by me!!!
Don’t be fooled by the face I show, for I wear a mask. I wear many masks, one for each need, masks that I’m afraid to take off, and none of them are me. Pretending is a skill that is second nature to me, but don’t be fooled for God’s sake, for I display what I am not.
I give you the impression that I am in charge and that all is great on the surface and everything is cool within me, that confidence is my name, coolness is my game, that water is calm, and I am a leader and that I need no one, but don’t believe me, please don’t.
My appearance may be smooth, but it is covered by a mask, my everyday mask of many colors and styles, the ever concealing mask. Beneath it dwells the real confusion, fear and aloneness. Beneath lies my arrogance, my complacency, but I hide this as I don’t want anyone to know it.
I panic at the thought of my weakness and fear being exposed. That is why I frantically created a mask to hide behind. I’m afraid that when you glance at me it will not be followed by approval, acceptance, and love. I am afraid you will think less of me, and you will laugh at my weaknesses, and your laugh will really hurt me. I’m afraid that deep down, I’m nothing, and that I’m just not enough, and that you will see the truth, and then you will reject me.
So I play my game, my desperate pretending act with the facade of assurance without fear of a fearful child within, and so begins the parade of masks, the colorful but empty parade of masks and my life becomes a front. I idle by being calm to you in suave tones. I tell you everything that is nothing and nothing of what is crying within me.
Who am I, you may wonder? I am someone you know very well. For I am everyone you meet. Yes! Everyone you know, and everyone you don’t know.
Some of us choose to drop their colorful masks, to shamelessly show who they are, what they stand for, and what they commit to, they choose to stumble down and raise to recommit, to learn over and over from their experiences, those are the one that endlessly seeks for opportunities in each and every moment.
I would like to define them as “A new kind of Human”. Perhaps you can join them, and create a movement in unison. But how can you drop the mask that you’ve been wearing for so long? How can you let go of your pretenses? How can you transform into this ideal Human? Well, I like to dare to say loud and clear that the answer to all those questions is; By understanding how your consciousness can and will transform you effortlessly.
Edwardo Rosso CEO, Co-Author, & Co-Developer
“The Manual for Life & Consciousness” Methodology