This Halloween I thought I might take off my mask.
There is a kind of mask we don that separates us from our smaller self. It's not a hiding mask, but grants us creativity and power. It creates just enough of a barrier to allow a truer voice through.
There's another kind that separates us from the world. It's a mask that makes vulnerability and intimacy damn near impossible.
I bought the first kind last Halloween.
And since they don't label the masks at Jack's, there's wisdom in knowing the difference.
Practical Wisdom for the Creative Journey
Joel Ripka is a Brooklyn-based actor with 20 years and over 30 professional stage credits from off-Broadway to regional theaters that span the country. He is a blog author and writes about a life lived creatively and in close connection with our deepest expressions of consciousness. He's committed to joy, teaching, sharing, and uniting. He inspires people to do cool things and live intentionally. He is a musician (guitar, piano) singer and also a skilled teacher and writer.