The Mask, The Person or Persona….I am…

Author: Eva Rozier
March 2019

We say “she was a good person”, how could she? We say “but he was a good person”, I can’t believe it. We say “I am a good person” so I deserve good things. Have you ever questioned what you are actually saying though? What does being a “good person” mean to you? What does this word we give to a human being even mean, person? Where does the word come from? Person? Can anyone really be a person at all? Are you a person? What are you really? What do you say you are? I am…..a good person? Is living in an act mean being a “good person”, does it? Who are you behind the persona…..?

Mask 1

 

Person comes from the word persona. What does the word persona mean? Well ask yourself. What is the first thought that comes to your mind when you say the word persona? Mask…..drama….a play….a character…fiction….. Have there been days that you have scrolled through Facebook and noticed how much people upload the images of their self and their family that equates to the quality of life you’d expect that one would assume that is the equivalent of the sum of happiness. The role of the person is not who they are!

Sounds weird but it’s true………

Origin of person (www.dictonary.com):

1175–1225; Middle English persone < Latin persōna role (in life, a play, or a tale) ( Late Latin: member of the Trinity), orig. actor’s mask < Etruscan phersu (< Greek prósōpa face, mask) + -na a suffix

Mask 2

 

The truth is we are not a person and from the inside looking out we only have a perception of who a person is. We as human beings go deeper in the depths of richness of life than just being a person; we are spirit that only our inner self deeply knows. Every single manifestation that is in the physical world is the outcome of the unseen, the mental thought, the idea of what could be. The unseen manifestation or idea comes from a higher self, an inner state of being, and the spirit. Where does the spirit come from? The spirit is the spark behind our eyes, the window to our souls, and the light of life.

 

What would you do if money did not exist? How would you really enjoy life?

I am

 

Being a person does not make us who we are. We are NOT what we do in life. We are not our jobs, our career or our job title. Take it away right now, imagine that in this second that you are unable to do that job that you identify your “I am” with. Then what? Who are you? If you are not your job title, who are you? Take it away and explore the inner. This concept for some may seem “far out” but actually it is about going “far in” and looking at the person you are from a higher perspective.

 

You are not your body. If you were your body then how are you the same human as you were when you were only 5 years old, 13 years old, 20 years old, 40 years old, 60 years old. As our bodies change, we remain intact with our soul at all times. Some of us get lost in life as we age, we go through heartache, we go through ups and downs but one thing really remains the same, our spirit. This is who we are, not our bodies and not our careers.

 

People hide behind their persona or their own manifestation creation of their person. How do we come up with this person or persona? You get lost to find your way. What is the whole notion of drama, the play? To create, to make up and remove yourself from your known reality to suspend yourself for a show, correct?

The stage is a place for fiction, right? Those persons on the stage or in the movie job is to get you so engaged that you think you are experiencing something real and evoking all the emotions that come attached to the reality of the stage. What if I told you that those actors or those people on stage are just a part of your made up reality? Life is the same.

stage

How to be a “good person” or “real person” is to be how to be a “genuine fake”. Play with this idea…..life is a play and we are the act and audience in one.

 

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