Whether a Doctor, a Radio Personality, a Sailorman, a Robot, a Penguin, an Extra-Terrestrial, a Cross-Dresser, a Boy who was never supposed to grow up, or a Genie…..the masks we hide behind are only what we present to the world.
But often times, we are trying so hard, with those masks, to live up to the expectations of others, that we create a jail cell in our own minds. And that is a place that we cannot hide from. There are no masks that can shield us from what we are imprisoned with inside our own heads.
You can’t escape your thoughts. You can train them, you can push them away, you can wallow in them, you can act on them…there are many ways of dealing with your thoughts, but you can never truly escape them, except for those who escape in the way that the person depicted in the first meme did. But in doing so, you sentence all those who love you to a life time imprisonment of painful thoughts when you leave.
For me, the only way to deal with my thoughts and feelings is to actually deal with them. I allow myself to feel the emotions fully. I don’t push it away. I know that I do dwell too long in some of the negative vortexes. And I am working on that. In the fairly recent past, I think I was hoping to be granted 3 wishes from a magic Genie to solve my problems. And while I am not claiming to have a full handle on my life just yet, I am slowly formulating plans and putting things in to motion one thing at a time.