You are a magnificent being

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But not everyone will allow you to be you. Drink after drink, word after word, the courage inside of you rose up and out as the scotch filled up your tummy. I was impressed with how easily it all came out. Alcohol would do that to anyone, wouldn’t it?

Your words began to slur as the evening progressed, your insides now a drunken mess of emotions and wants and wishes. You desired intimacy, but would not let your guard down with anyone. Somehow you felt safe with me to begin the evening by taking off your mask. You let me inside of your world.

It’s easier to pretend we don’t care, when deep down inside, we do.

The mask we wear for so many others disguises our real selves. It’s scary to take it off and show our true, authentic selves to the world for fear of rejection. But my dear, my darling, rejecting ourselves hurts more than allowing someone else to dictate how we should feel about ourselves.

It’s exhausting and tiring to always put on a show for others. If you only play for applause, then you place your happiness in the hands of the audience.

I write about practical spirituality and things that go bump in the night. Buy my book, Holy Sage for the Soul

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