|Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
Focus: I am willing to let go of pretense and reclaim my natural joy and vibrancy.
The mask you are wearing is your personality. The biggest load you’re carrying in your life is your personality — the strain of pretense. Keeping it up weighs you down and sucks the life out of you. You blame so many things for the feeling of heaviness and lack of life. You blame your work, your relationships, your diet, your problems. And yet it’s your personality that has cut you off from your natural joy and vibrancy.
The personality makes you worried and emotional. It’s the cause of your moods and self-doubt, your depressions and times of misery. It’s fearful of the future and guilty or regretful of the past. It gets listless, bored and restless with the present. It lives off every kind of stimulus, good and bad, depression and excitement. And it’s utterly terrified of being found out — discovered as the phony and spoiler it is.
Do you recognize any of these symptoms in yourself? Then you’re ready to begin dismantling the personality.
Excerpted from the article: Removing Your Mask: Letting Go of Pretense by Barry Long.
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Only Fear Dies: A Book of Liberation
by Barry Long.
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