PER·SO·NA (Latin | Noun)
"the aspect of someone's character that is presented to or perceived by others ... a role or character adopted by an author or an actor."
This is the root of the English word PERSON. Your EGO mask. This world is a cosmic play, and YOU ... are the Actor.
Who you THINK you are, is the sum total of all you have experienced ... yet, you are NOT your experiences. Your true Self is the Witness to all of this. The inner Self who is the Watcher. You are not the experience, you are the Experiencer.
Do not take ownership of what you have been through. These experiences are your teachers. They are NOT you. The moment you realize this Truth, you will be free. Free to live your life without fear or guilt. Free from the things that keep you stuck in the past and worried about the future.
There is only NOW. The past, has passed. The future, has yet to be created. All there is ... is now. The present moment. Enjoy it, learn from it, and simply observe it. Do not judge it, do not label it ... just live it and observe it as you would the birds or a bubbling stream.
Take off the MASK ... the persona ... and let the real you - deep within - come to the surface and become One with all there is. The Spirit of Life who many call God, is experiencing life through you, with you, and AS YOU.
Just a thought ...
Justin Taylor, ORDM.