Hi Friends, What did you implement last week? This weekend is Halloween. It's not my favorite holiday, but I did enjoy when my kids dressed up in previous years. Dressing up as somebody else is fun. Pretending is fun. I learned recently that the word mask in Latin (which I had to study in school), means person. That is very confusing to me. But in a way, I imagine that when we put on a mask, we put on a persona. As you know, the picture shows the symbols for theatre. In the past, so I read, there were fewer actors on stage and to show that they played a different character, they would put a mask on. I believe we all put our masks, or personas on at different times of day, and with different people, and for different occasions. Is that wrong? I don't know, what do you think? What if it is OK, as long as we know who we are? It kind of goes against the whole "be authentic" social media band wagon. I'm all about being authentic, AND I know I can't always be 100% authentically me all the time. I have done so much self development, so much growing, that I am excited about becoming a new version of me. But you can't always say everything that is authentic. My friend Kelly Hutcheson explained it on her podcast. Check out Harmony in the Home…she is amazing!! She mentioned a scenario. Let's say you were at a family gathering, and you want to say something authentic about it, but your family member would see that post and it would cause conflict. Well, in that case, don't post it. You can authentically think your thoughts but you don't have to share them with the world. I am also careful because my children see my posts. So, basically, use your common sense. How about you? Do you wear a mask sometimes? Are you trying on different personas to see how they fit? I am not saying to be dishonest. Just pointing out that we wear a mask sometimes. Here is an interesting quote by Oscar Wilde:
Man is least himself when he talks as his own person. Give him a mask and he will tell you the truth.
I'll leave you with this. I am looking forward to carving my pumpkin tomorrow. Scary movies and haunted houses were NOT made for me. And that's ok. Write me your thoughts. I love hearing from you!
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