• Shahab Nilgiri

Are You Masking Your Emotions?

Updated: Dec 25, 2019



The word "emotion" comes from the Latin word "emovere" meaning move through out.


The word in and of itself gives us the meaning of letting emotions move through us, and then out of us. Instead, what happens is we give them a some type of meaning, which may add more resistance to our lives.


Masking Emotions

To live consciously, is to live with our true selves. Our true self implies that we must be one with how things are currently, and how we feel about them --> Our emotions.


To mask our emotions, means that we are unconsciously resisting to what is, which adds more stress and anxiety to the already tense situation.


If you are feeling lost, then let the lost feeling go through your body, and set up a plan of action as to what to do next. Same happens if you are feeling angry, or sad.




Why Mask?

Most of the times, we don't even know why we are doing it, that's just all we know.


You might be masking because you've always been the happy and positive one, and showing once in a while how you truly feel might put an end to that "persona" of yours.


You might even be masking because you had to always hide your feelings in the past to show what you're capable of, maybe because you had a slightly rough upbringing.


You might be masking because of trauma in your past.


Whatever the case may be, there are many different reasons and it's hard to pinpoint what exactly they might be.


Let's get one thing in the clear


Nothing good comes out of masking our true emotions --> It's a recipe for long term sadness.


There's only so much time that we are able to put on a front. You can't really "fake it till you make it" with your emotions.



A Shift In Paradigm

Everyone goes through different emotions for different reasons.

-family

-school

-relationships

-money

-career

-routine

-trauma

-life overall


It's our job to be AWARE of this, so we can CONSCIOUSLY be equipped for dealing with whatever emotions come our way.


Awareness + Consciousness = Presence In Emotion


The more awareness we have, the more conscious we will be of how we are feeling, and if we are falling back on our old pattern of masking emotions.


Be true to you, and to the people that you serve. If you want to serve at the highest level, then masking at this level doesn't do much.


Everyone puts on a mask. There's a certain mask for work, for certain colleagues, and when you're by yourself. These aren't bad. It's when you use a "cover up all your emotions" OR "don't show any emotion and pretend everything is okay" mask, is when things go towards something negative.


What We Can Possibly Do

A big thing is coming to terms with how you actually feel, and how you want to feel in the end.


This is where awareness comes into play like I mentioned earlier, mixed in with a high level of consciousness of how you actually feel.


Lastly, with a little bit of guidance, you should face what you've been avoiding.


1. Awareness

2. Consciousness

3. Face Fear

4. Action


1. Aware of how you're actually feeling, and if it's serving you to the best potential for you to actually live a GOOD and happy life.


2. Conscious enough to know when you're masking and know when you feel "out of alignment". This is a big cue, and should be taken seriously. You'll feel when you get this kind of feeling


3. Face what you've been avoiding, which is essentially a level of fear. Maybe good eating and exercising will help, but you've avoided it. Eat the right food, do the right movement, and be on your way to living a good life.


4. Take action!


One last thing I'd like to leave you with, is motion is emotion. When you feel low, change your physiology. It works wonders!


If you'd like to work together, Make sure you book a call with me and we can see if we'd be a good fit for each other! If there are areas of your life that you'd like to work on from a self betterment perspective, I'd love to help you out :)




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