Being vulnerable is a scary thing. Really scary. Like seriously, you’re putting your heart…basically your whole being out there, and just like that you don’t know what people will do with it. You literally have no control over the outcome. & that is okay.
So many people wear this “mask” day in and day out. Others then perceive that those “masks” are “normal” and that is how your life should be. That is how YOU should be.
No, THAT is unrealistic and so frustrating. Someone needs to be real…or at least do their very best to be real.
Everyone needs a few flaws to make them real…or in my case, PLENTY of flaws. & that is okay.
As for myself, I really love getting to know the deepest parts of people. I love listening to others, watching them, and just being with them. (Don’t make this weird, haha).Recently I have found that I am starting to appreciate people for all that they are.
Have you ever just looked at someone while they are driving in their car, alone, singing at the top of their lungs without a care in the world? No masks in sight here.
How about just sitting and listening to someone speak and falling in love with what they are saying? The genuineness and vulnerability of people is something that makes my heart throb. No masks required here.
Now, don’t get me wrong, guard your heart as you see fit. This is also important. But don’t miss out on the bare face, no mask, intimacy that you can experience with others.
“She threw away all of her masks, and put on her soul.”
So try something a little different today, go ahead and leave your mask on the floor in the corner of your room. Go look in the mirror and give yourself a little pep talk. Smile, take a deep breath, and go start your day! Let me know how it goes! It can be a little difficult at first but it will be SO worth it.
Sending lots of love your way, today!