When I saw the theme for this months blog event and then saw the prompt for today’s blog I have to say I though all of those things. I know many times people put on masks to cover up feelings or things they are going through. Either because they don’t want to deal with them or because they don’t want others to see what they are going through. I know this is true in my own life. Probably in everyone’s lives at some point.
You have the mask of protection from being hurt again. So you pretend everything is ok. Which leads to the covering and performance which leads to the mask of persona because you then become a whole different person. It’s a dangerous cycle because you’re not really dealing with the problem at the core. Taking off the masks and allowing others to see what is going on is part of the healing. It’s tough I know. Been there.