“Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave”
Who are you really?
Which masks are you wearing to protect you from really being seen in the world? With all your beautiful “perceived” failures and shortcomings.
Most of us don’t even realize that we are wearing masks anymore. We’ve pretended for so long that we don’t even know who we really are.
We grow up being taught. Taught how to sit, how to walk, how to talk, how to play, how to be. It’s as if nothing we do should come naturally. Everything needs to be learnt. Which means it’s not authentic. We learn to be a certain way.
We learn fast. We learn to fit the mold. It works for a while. We become pleasers. We are loved but it feels fake and we wonder why we can’t love ourselves.
It’s confusing and lonely at times and we feel like we are the only ones that feel that way in a world of everyone pretending to be happy and real and loved.
But here is the truth:
Everyone feels vulnerable at times.
Everyone fears not being loved for who they are, just as they are.
Everyone fears putting the masks down and showing the world who they really are.
But it’s the ones who are courageous enough to face their fears and bare their souls to the world anyway, that start to truly live. They realize that they are enough just as they are and in fact, their “realness” makes them magnetic.
It’s only when we are being our authentic selves, that we can truly love ourselves and that’s when the magic happens.
When we love ourselves, we are able to feel and let in all the love from the outside world. Until then, we don’t feel worthy of love.
It’s ironic really. We wear these masks so that we can be good enough. So that we can be loved. But by wearing the masks, even subconsciously, we can never love ourselves.
And it’s only when we love ourselves that we can open to love, be love, feel love, receive love and give love. Until then, it’s all masks and smokescreens and it is soul-destroying.
Can you take off your masks?
Can you: “Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out?
I wanna see you be brave”