Monday, March 19, 2012

Mask-What lies behind the many faces?

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
James A. Baldwin

who’s behind the mask? We all were many faces and often time mask are worn because we are afraid to show others who we really are and what we are about.

Mask hides what we think and feel it can be as colorful as you’d like. We decorate our mask with colors that attract the eye of others but behind the mask lie’s dishonesty, deceit and distrustful ideas to con, take advantage and rip the heart of others.

Business mask should be honest, humble, and helpful having the right attitude and behavior. Good business loves people. Business believes people are needed for its success. It does not set up scenes that snare and trap others. It guides and offers sure and proven plans.

Love mask is kind, caring, and willing to share ideas that improve what others are doing. It is not mean, impatient, cruel and belittling. The love mask sees the potential of others and pulls their gifts forward.
Believe it or not people change their mask daily. They take care of their mask, protect it and prepare to wear it the following day. The mask you were today will determine your attitude and behavior.

We’ve talked about patients yesterday, I believe this is a topic that each of us need.  The mask of impatient is short, bites, flips people off, wants everything available right now, and does not listen to others and often times finishes the sentence for them. This mask is always in a hurry, doesn’t have time for others and not willing to help. Usually this mask is worn all the time and is never taken off.

The mask of knowing everything, I know you have met someone like this. You can’t get a word in edgewise; they constantly are talking, have an opinion on every subject and discount everything someone says. This type of mask will drive you nuts. You need a lot of patients with this masked person.

The masked of defeat, nothing is going right, I can’t do it, it won’t work, I’ve tried everything, no one will help me. Very fatiguing nothing you say to this mask will change what is believed by them. A defeated foe must be willing to change their attitude and behavior.

The mask of love takes off the mask and reveals its true self. It is not afraid what others will think, it embraces newness, it allows others to approach them with honesty, truth and caring. The mask is not placed on once removed because the fear that caused the mask to be worn is gone.

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Carolyn Coleman-Grady-Removing the mask 


  1. Great Post Carolyn, remove the mask and be yourself, that is great advice. For too long I have tried to be someone else but have found that being authentic is the only way to attract like minded people.

  2. I agree with you Dean. The greatest think you have done was examined yourself and allowed truth to prevail. Mask are worn by us all and hopeful as we mature it will slowing come off.