It’s almost Halloween. Walk into a store and you’ll see costumes, candy, party goods and an array of cards ready to be purchased.
Pumpkins are ready to go home with kids of all ages to be painted or carved.
When I saw the costumes and masks that mark the holiday, it made me think of masks that people wear. Not the comic book, movie or music icon character masks but the invisible one we sometimes or all the time put on. The mask that keeps us from being who we really are with others. The mask that allows us to hide the parts of ourselves we don’t want to reveal. The mask that allows us to pretend we are someone else.
Do you don a mask? Sometimes, all the time or never? Why do you put it on? Do you have a different mask for different people you engage? Good questions to ask yourself, good questions to journal about.
Fear thrives in darkness. Open the door to let some light in. Awareness, learning more about ourselves, allows us to grow and evolve.