Shedding the Mask - Five Minute Freewrite

in freewrite •  3 months ago

Shedding the Mask

This is a tale of revelation. Each of us are many versions of ourselves. A public mask, a social mask and often a private mask hangs in every closet. The bravest of moments come when we face one another with naked faces. Hearts bare and dreams and fractures exposed. Few are so courageous to pull off the mask and share our thoughts freely.

The risks are immeasurable. We tremble at the precipice. What will another person think if we step over that ledge of faith? Is such risk worth the imagined reward?

Can we survive the act of stripped pretense? Chances are, we tried and suffered with at least one display of open expression. Trust. The most valuable gift one human will give to another.

We can exist indefinitely trading one mask for another for so long, but living on our emotional island becomes a self imposed cage. We shake the bars within our seclusion and scream silently behind our invisible prisons.

When we reach to pull off that mask of skin, every exposed nerve will pulse in trepidation. Finding that safe harbor, that soul whom we can safely confide, brings a rush of peace and calm as hands reach out in acceptance and rare communion.

Our masks, though comfortable, soon became our jailers, a sacred trust releases a flood of joy and in that soul, we become vulnerable. Fortunate are the risk takers who find a harbor to shed their mask.

Will you dare reveal your soul's face and shed your mask?

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So true @wandrnrose7 great job with this prompt. 💕

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Thank you @wonderwop

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This is so powerful...trust really is the most valuable gift we can give one another. It can be so very painful to live without any kind of mask to protect us. Basically...I live in a constant state exposed nerves. Overcoming negative influences is made so much harder. On the other hand...no mask also creates a heightened state of authenticity and freedom...and one that I would never even consider trading in for the false sense of comfort those public and social masks provide. I believe the key to successfully revealing your true self and breaking through the prison without getting hurt along the way...is to find your tribe and that safe harbor.

The sad reality of being yourself and sometimes encountering people who only want to tear you down can be lessened because of that support system. I have never been able to put the next part into words...but you described it perfectly. For most of my life...I have always been seeking that rush of peace and calm that comes with the communion of souls. It seems that we can only shed our masks and keep putting ourselves out there in the hope that our exposed soul becomes the beacon for other kindred souls.

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I am glad this spoke to you. I think you hit the intent squarely here:

. I believe the key to successfully revealing your true self and breaking through the prison without getting hurt along the way...is to find your tribe and that safe harbor.
Thank you for your thoughtful insight. <3

Ciao Jan! Good to see that you always keep the bar high with your great posts 😊 I love these existential questions. What happens if behind the mask(s) there's nothing?

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Hello my dear friend... And as far as your question... Can that really be? I believe that everyone has value if they are 100% genuine to someone. I hope you are well. Thank you for the compliment. I really appreciate it, hugs!

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Genuine is the word, and authentic too, also if sometimes unmask ourselves can drag us out from our comfort zone.. but in the end it's always worth it! I'm well thanks .. summer is fadeing and today there's was a difference of 20 C° less with three days ago 🤪 Winter is coming!

Being myself is my victory and the truth makes me strong.

Beautiful story and a lot of it surrounds us in our daily lives.

Greetings my dear

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Thank you, my dear friend. Yes, sharing the truth does make us strong. Hugs!

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“Yes, sharing the truth doesn't make us strong”🤔

Please, explain me

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Ooops! Typo, does make us strong!

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I only dare to be 100% mask free when I am at my home - my comfort zone. :) what a beautiful freewrite @wandrnrose7.

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Thank you very much for stopping by and reading. I can understand that only around family can most of us be 100% mask for you. But at least we can have that! Thank you for the link.

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I can understand that... Thank you very much for dropping the prompt. Have a great weekend!

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Thanks! Likewise!

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