I saw this simple yet ambiguous little quote last night….
“to be, and not to seem”
It’s definitely open to interpretation and as simple as this statement seems, it provoked some deep thought in me.
Mostly about how we all wear these masks that are constructed of all the ways we want to be viewed. We decorate these masks with only our best qualities and archetypes.
We wear our “truth”, our authenticity behind these masks but rarely take them off, always allowing the ego to take center stage. But ultimately, that isn’t really living or “being”. What we “seem” is not always what we are.
So in that respect, we are always fluctuating in and out of our truth as the mask becomes more fixed. Sometimes we have no choice but to face it….the truth, our own truth.
To actually BE and not just to SEEM.