We only let others see the face that we allow them to see.
It’s been carefully carved by our experiences.
Designed to hide who we truly are and how we truly feel.
And specially crafted so no one will see the scars beyond the facade.
We don’t like people to get too close or they might just discover our flaws…they may see our imperfections. We like for people to see only the image that we want them to see, but that may not be who we are.
Why are we afraid?
Could it be that we don’t think anyone will like who we really are? Possibly.
Could it be that we don’t think much of ourselves and want to hide from us? Could be.
Could it be that we feel we might get hurt if we are too vulnerable? Absolutely!
Let’s face it, there will always be people who don’t like who we really are. They will try to convince that “if you were only more like…” then you would be likable.
And while it’s true that we all could do with some improving, we have to be able to look in the mirror and tolerate who looks back.
It is also true that we will get hurt as we go through life. Scars prove that we have lived. While it’s maddening to know that we will feel pain (because pain hurts), we must realize that we are not alone in our hurt.
Let the mask fall.