Until we find some kind of answers to these confronting
questions, we tend to go about life with a “business as
usual” attitude, not knowing the answers and not
knowing how to find them.
But because we have to give some kind of a performance,
we put on different costumes, and keep trying different
ones until one seems to fit.
Sometimes the costume and mask we find
ourselves wearing, is not one we would have
chosen ourselves, and we find ourselves
wearing an image that someone else has
thrust upon us.
The tragedy is only exposed when we try to take the
costume and mask off, we find it won’t come off. It’s
stuck hard. And when we look longingly in the mirror, we
wonder what we would look like if we ever got a good
look at our real selves underneath.
If the costume and mask have been on all of
our lives, and we finally are able to remove
them, we can have great difficulty in
recognizing the form underneath. After all, we
may have never seen it before.
What we don’t always realize is that our understanding of
who we are, affects our whole approach both to life and
our relationship with other people.
Therapist Ernie Larson said, “We live our lives according
to how we see ourselves”.
Being able to change the way you feel about
Feeling at peace with yourself and with others..
Having a sense of value that others notice and
Being able to look people in the eye with
Believing and feeling that others respected me and
liked being with me..
Not worrying about what others thought of me..
The Good News
… is that the costume and mask can be removed.
… I can discover the real and exciting me underneath.
… I can find the right Self-Image to replace the one I
didn’t ask for.
Is this some thing you would like to do…?
Ever feel as though
you’re wearing a
If you removed your
mask, how would
you feel about
people seeing the
What’s Your Costume?
… explore the possibilities
It is you who holds
the privilege and
right to decide who
Never be what and
who others want you
Other things to read on this topic…