Halloween Mask

by Shervin on November 5, 2017

Imagine you were a small child and you were invited to a Halloween party that you had to make your own mask. You rushed, dressed up and made a mask based on what was going in your life. You wanted to make sure your mask stayed on for the party so you found a special glue in your parent’s cabinet called “fear glue” (like a crazy glue), which was very strong and you applied it to the edges of the mask which went on your face (too young to know any better).

The Halloween party was nice, everyone was there. You were scared and also had some fun. The special glue had a side effect that caused you amnesia. You forgot who you were. You took on the role that you dressed up for the Halloween party as you grew up. You may have dressed up as unwanted person, angry person, victim, guilty person, ashamed person, invisible person, the bully, loud person, not good enough person, cool guy, perfect one, or the tough one.

As you grew older, you felt uncomfortable, grumpy, were not happy and did not know why. Due to age of the glue, your mask started to get wobbly.  You could sense someone is behind the mask which is different than the mask.

On one very special bright day, you started looking in the mirror and at your mask at privacy of your room and asked yourself some simple questions:

  • Who am I?
  • Who is behind the mask?
  • Who is looking in the mirror?
  • What is real? Is the mask real?

Then suddenly you had a spark of insight. You remembered the first Halloween party! You have been living someone else’s character since the Halloween party.  You started remembering yourself before putting the mask on many years ago. You at first felt very angry for all the suffering and confusion. At first, you blamed the adults in your life. Then you started laughing out loud. Everyone had used the same kind of glue for the party!

You said:

What a long Halloween party and what a crazy circus!

It is time to remove the masks and be authentic!

Have you discovered the mask you wore at your first Halloween? Share your experience please.

 

Copyright @2017 by Shervin Hojat

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