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Halloween

"I wish every day could be Halloween. We could all wear masks all the time. Then we could walk around and get to know each other before we got to see what we looked like under the masks." {R. J. Palacio, Wonder}


The fun idea of getting to know someone while they are wearing a mask is that you KNOW the mask is not real. It allows you to get to know THEM, their personality, their spirit...without being distracted by the physical image they choose to portray to the world. It takes away our ability to judge them or make assumptions about them due to their appearance.

However, the real truth is that nearly ALL the time you and I are wearing masks: the mask of our clothing, our hairstyle, our makeup, and our words. When we meet someone, we do not realize the many layers of masks they may be wearing. In fact, our very body is a mask that covers our essence, our soul. Today, envision that everyone you meet is wearing a “human mask.” See if you are able to glimpse beneath the physical form in front of you to see the authentic spirit that is held within. Reach out to THAT person, the real one...not the one they portray themselves to be. Not the one you think them to be. See them...the real them. Let them see you...the real you. I encourage you to sit with them. Hold space for each other. When we shed the confines our minds place on each other, it is then and there that we can find true fellowship and love for our fellow brothers and sisters. There is healing. There lies love. There lies compassion. There lies understanding. There lies empathy. There lies peace.

These are the thoughts swirling through my heart and head this morning, as we are making treats and plans for this evening. Know that I see you. I love you. The real you. It is important that I continue to hold space for healing and love as we all journey life's winding road together. May your day be blessed.


XO

Stephanie

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