The Mask! Are you wearing one? | The Center for Self Development

The Mask! Are you wearing one?

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 careful for I shouldn’t be trusted for I display who I am not.

I give you the impression that I am in charge and I am a leader, that all is great within me, that confidence is my name, effectiveness is my game, that I need no one, but none of this is true. My appearance may persuade you that I am great, but am I? You see I wear 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 created a mask to hide behind. I’m afraid that when you look at me it will not be followed by your 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, 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  pretend  by being calm to you, 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 the better one, the honest one. Perhaps you can join them, and create a movement in unison. Yet, 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 that is fearless, confident, effective?  Well, I like to dare to say that the answer to all those questions is; By understanding  that we all are limited in so many ways, and there is so much that we don’t know, and so much that we can’t do, so let’s accept that we are not good enough, once and for all.

So what now? What is the antidote of limited? What is the solution of being not good enough?

Oh well, Learn, then learn and everyday that passes keep learning, that is the antidote, if you commit to explore, uncover, understand, study, just learn, grow and evolve, that is all you have, sorry but there is nothing else to do.

Stand tall and say loud

“I am limited, But I am not limited at learning”

Edwardo Rosso

Life Coach Co-Author, & Co-Developer

“Stress Free Life in 4 stages”