Sunday, June 6, 2010

Behind the Masks

One by one, I took down the masks 
behind which I hide

Flickr credit: MahPadilha

The psychotherapist
The blogger
The geek
The hospice volunteer
The thinker
The meditator
The woman
The poet
The mother
The wife
The daughter

And found nobody
To speak of.

5 comments:

  1. One sense of an interconnected being happy and sent to encourage that without faultering to a sense of being anything but a perfect means of peace.

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  2. I love that last line.

    The whole piece says so much more than it would without those 3 words.

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  3. Yep, you got it, Ian! :)

    Deep bow to you.

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  4. Very nice post. Thank you Marguerite.

    I want to try more Being Nobody, just peaceful. I find the internet so conducive to solidifying an identity. "I" want *credit* for that comment. Or what if "I" say the wrong thing, misinterpreted...so much selfing...grasping...dukkha.

    Metta,
    Anonymous (but not the same Anonymous who posted 06June... hmmm :-) )

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  5. Oh! how much I can relate to this whole business of "I" and need for validation, and the dukkha from self-centeredness . . . Way down by the roots of all cravings. Material things are nothing compared to the need for identity, and false security of solid I.

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