Do you know the “true” you?
What does it mean to be the “true” you?
For me, being true means being OK with who I am, no matter whom I’m with. That’s doesn’t come easy in every situation. Sometimes I don’t feel OK being who I am. If I am intimidated or feeling judged by someone or not happy with life for some reason I might put on a mask. It’s called the false self.
Most of us will put on a “mask.” And sometimes putting on a mask is necessary to make it through the day. Have you ever been upset or in a bad mood when someone asks you, “How are you doing today?” You choose to say, “ I’m fine, thank you,” when you really aren’t. That’s using your mask or false self in a healthy way. Sharing our every feeling or concern with everyone, at all times, would be exhausting to say the least.
Sometimes those masks serve us and other times they own us. We forget to take them off and start to believe the mask is whom we are.
Can you relate to that?
I am a visual learner. I like using word pictures to explain things. In the next several blogs I’d like to develop a bicycle metaphor to encourage discussion about being “true” to who we are.
I look forward to your comments. Enjoy the day!