Recovery Inspiration

Drop the mask

  "As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously liberate others to do the same thing. As we are liberated from our fears, our present automatically liberates others"

                   Marianne Williamson.  

 We all wear masks. Masks of who we think we need to be for the world. I often wear the mask of everything's alright, life doesn't affect me. The truth of the matter is, life does affect me!

The masks we wear become so heavy and sometimes those masks deteriorate and crack. I suppose you could say, The truth comes out. We let our guard down and allow people to see the raw side of us.  There such beauty in the frailty of human beings.

 Sad fact!!! We feel as though we have to wear masks. We dont have too! We have to learn to tune out the critic's that tell us who we are supposed to be (even if that critic is you).

 You were made to be you! I was made to be me! We were made to be awesome, not perfect!  Easier said than done, I know. Im learning ways to remove the masks today. One way is  by surrounding myself with people that accept me as I am, & where I am in my life. Another is the 12 steps. Clearing away the wreckage of my past. "Esteem comes from doing estimable things" and as I gain self-steem, I no longer have to wear the mask. I stop looking for your validation and approval & I accept who I am!!!

                              W.C.