There were many triggers this week, both personally, professionally, and financially, that led to a multitude of emotions- most especially anxiety. Triggers that give rise to deep-rooted memories and default reactions. Anger directed at self.
But I was delighted to find that I also defaulted to the “don’t know mind” technique and that I allowed difficult conversations.
I allowed for a change in the usual approach.
I also use my personal meditation tool- drawing Frida.
I am ready to tackle the week ahead. Have a good one.
We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be. – May Sarton
Don’t you, when strangers and friends come to call, straighten the cushions, kick the books under the bed and put away the letter you were writing? How many of us want any of us to see us as we really are? Isn’t the mirror hostile enough?
― Jeanette Winterson
We can receive all the help and advice in the world, and read all the books, but truly it is only when WE remove OUR OWN MASKS and expose our vulnerabilty that true and authentic change happens. Asking others to do it for you, or feeling pressured to do it before we are ready only results in anxiety.
The Luchador mask is considered “sacred” to a degree, so much so that fully removing an opponent’s mask during a match is grounds for disqualification. [source]