Who are you?
Who are you? Do you know? Are you your job? Are you your hobbies? Are you a mother, daughter, son, or husband? Does that define who you are?
Are you the mask you put on each day? What mask you say? You know, the mask you put on each day! The person you show to the world. The person who gets up, makes breakfast, goes to work or school. Does a good job at work or school. Drives home every day, makes dinner. Laughs at people’s jokes, forwards emails, and writes on face book.
All the while there are different thoughts going on in your head. I am willing to bet that the mask of a person is just a shadow. A shadow of the real you. Partly who you are, but limited by social acceptance, by our “up bringing”, our rules, our fears! We don’t really show the world who we are because we are afraid. Afraid of what? Afraid of other people’s opinions. These things bind and constrict us. We are stiff and unbending. And we are unhappy.
We put on the mask every day, but somewhere deep down inside there is a deep longing for something more. Something better. We don’t know what it is, so we go on pretending. And even while we go about our day, presenting our “selves” to the world, we are pretending that we are happy and everything is okay, there is a little voice that says, “What the heck are you doing”? “When will I be happy?” “Who am I really?”
In an attempt to figure out how to be happy some people read books, lots of books. Some read self-help books, spiritual books, craft books, sports books, voodoo books, romance novels and magazines. Other people just immerse themselves in television, the internet, crafts, hobbies or sports. We are all just going on with life as if everything is hunky dory, but deep down, if we are honest with ourselves, we aren’t happy. The good news is that we aren’t alone in this predicament. We all put on a good front, a good “mask”. We are all on this path towards finding ourselves.
The even better news is that some people have found their peace, their acceptance, their “selves”. It is possible. It is achievable. My goal is to assist you in finding yourself. We all deserve to be happy! We all deserve to be real!
There are myriads of books out there to help us in this goal. I have read through lots and lots of them. I have tried every e-book around. I was always looking and looking and looking for this elusive happiness, this elusive “something”. Most of these books are great and good and wonderful. I have loved every minute of my search. But that is me. I like to read and search this stuff out. I know my children…. You just want to know how to do it.
This blog is an attempt to consolidate years of research. To share some of the things that I feel are important. The articles will be concise and to the point. There will be no fluff and stuff. This is my rendering of what I have learned. My contribution to you, in my own words. The ultimate goal is to assist you in finding yourself, your true self, your happiness.