Who we seem to be as a public persona may be a useful fiction, helping us fit in with other people, and be more accepted. But a mask may also compromise our authenticity.
Hale Dwoskin, CEO of Sedona Training Associates, thinks “Most of us live behind masks all the time based on the false assumption that we are somehow safer behind them.
“It is like a little child hiding behind his own hand and actually believing that his whole body has disappeared. We feel that people may not like who we truly are so we try and become what we think they want us to be.
[Painting: Mask 12 by Robert Peluce.]