Saturday, July 28, 2012
Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown, New Zealand
We wear different masks in different situations. We wear one mask for our parents, another mask for our children, another mask for our spouse or lover, another mask for our bosses, and so on. We try to put forward the image that the person we are interacting with expects to see. We are putting on a show instead of living an authentic life. It is stressful to put on these different personas
Intimacy is when we show our loved one who we are, regardless of whether we look silly or scared. Intimacy requires transparency. When we live transparently, we flow with the rhythm of Life. It is relaxing because we do not have to remember what story we told what person. We relax into our Being. We never have to think about or remember how we are supposed to act. We are who we are and we do not care about the consequences. We never alter who we are because we are afraid or even concerned about how the other person will react. Their reaction is immaterial. Who we are is of prime importance. We act authentically and let the chips fall as they may.
Living transparently allows us to be happy and at peace. We can breathe easily because we are not concerned about other people's reactions and we are now living authentically. We have nothing to fear. We are confident because we have the power of the entire Universe behind us. That is indeed a formidable ally.
Let's be transparent.