Similar to the craze generated during the World Cups, this article was the most awaited one for me. I know you all have been hearing this for a long time… and perhaps wondering what “The Mask” is….??? Needless to say, it is not about the sort of thing you see in movies or the stuff you buy from markets and shops. But it is something phenomenal and I commit this to you, that by the end of this article you will become something more than you are today at this moment, that by the end of this article you would no longer be the same YOU, that by the end of this article the world would never be the same again…!!! These commitments are not mere words; these are in fact a whole new set of worlds. As the article progresses further, you will find many opportunities to see yourself in the series of incidents and the bunch of experiences that I project here.
THE MYSTERY TO OUR LIFE LIES IN THE MASK
29th of October, was the beginning of “THE DARKNESS”, and as you all might have experienced wherever there is darkness; there is a mask, isn’t it? Even the purest form of darkness has a mask which holds beneath it the storehouse of knowledge. When we hear about masks, we think of movies, actors, jokers, magician, etc. At least I feel this is the present picture which gets created in a cinematic way in our minds when we say “The Mask”. Now, let’s go a bit deep, and think why we relate mask to these occasions and people particularly. As simple as it sounds, the reason is related to how our mind works as simple as that, right? OK. Let’s go a bit deeper, and think on why our mind works this way. Here comes the turning point, 90% of the people reading this would instantly say something like,” God’s Wish”, “Nature designed us so and so”, “It is like our defaults settings”, etc. I don’t remember the date when it happened but it was probably in my very young age times that I started questioning everything which ends with these sentences. But anyways, we aren’t here to debate on God but to investigate the deeper sections of our mind. Let’s investigate then, the mysteries of Mind masked in the darkness!!!
TODAY, WE INTERACT MORE WITH MASKS OF PEOPLE THAN THEIR TRUE EXISTENCE!!!
Well, if I needed to say one word for all the reactions I received on my created cover for this article; it is possible for me to sum that up in just one word. . . “SCARY”!!! This is what I normally expected and I tell you, it really feels good to camouflage the real meaning this way. Let us be interactive in our article, and point out the most important sensory organ in human. Well, I won’t be waiting for your reply this time, but all of us know it’s our eyesight. In fact our eyes carry and manipulate more than 80% of the total information we daily process. This may give you a slight reason why I put the eye there. What we see does really shape us and more importantly what we allow our brains to accept, frames the structure of our lives. For the sake of imagination and understanding, I would narrate a scene to you. Imagine a baby boy who just has entered this beautiful planet, filled with joy and love in his eyes, the boy lightens up the atmosphere. Now if the boy sees flowers and happiness all around him, a temporary mask of love is induced on him by the society in which he is born. What if he sees guns and bombs all around him??? You guessed correctly, a temporary mask of hate is installed on him. What our eye sees, our brain processes and our mind believe. In this practical world, where people run behind money more than police officials run behind thieves, where a farmer prays to landlord more than he prays to God, where people die of suicides more than by any terrorists attack, it is so very important to understand this principle of Eye-Mind communication that it holds the complete answer to humans long life questions. Slowly and Steadily, the repeated impulsion of love masks one over the other, makes a person loving while a similar process instigates the terrorism in a human being. The time for a child to get converted to a terrorist equals to what it takes him to become a saint!!! Both are equally proud of self and equally devoted to God. The only difference is, ‘One guy keeps putting on different masks all his life and eventually adapts to the dominating mask while the other guy initiates mask removal process so that he is able to see his true face and know his path clearly’. And this is something that made me write this article in a way that it deserves to be called,” The Climax of the Year”. Hey, were you thinking that the fun ends here, and I am about to go? Well, hold on because the best part is still remaining …
THE DELUSIONAL WORLD AROUND US IS CONSTANTLY BEHIND US TO APPLY THEIR MASK ON OUR LIFE. THESE ARE REAL PHOTOCOPIES OF NATURE.
By now I believe you got the rough idea about what really frames you and your qualities. Now what this means is, all your friends, your family members, your dreams and even your desires are only in existence as they are due to the amazing influence of all the different kinds of masks you have put on. It’s like we all have been living in an ocean of masks, all around us there are people who are constantly taking efforts to mold you in their respective ways. So much crowd around us… so much noise around us… as in science we label everything as energy, in this philosophy we can label all these as a certain mask. Once installed, these are not that easy to remove because “It’s easy to break a stick but takes effort to break the bundle of sticks.” It is the result of many similar layers on you that today you are not the person you want to become!!! Your life is MASKED!!! So far this article projected the idea and the story behind your everyday life crises. From fighting with your schoolmate to being stressed over a certain stupid exam of yours, everything is masked!!! But without a clear explanation of why this is happening all around us, it would be of no use projecting such a philosophy in front of you all. Any philosophy is only acceptable if it explains all the scenarios with a purpose and a reason behind it. And as it turns out, the reason behind this theory takes me to my favorite topic and the most powerful part of life, “BLISS”. I was thinking over the process by which any mask after a certain age of maturity becomes a part of you. The story I narrated above considered as an example a child, but when it comes to teenagers like you and me, it is no more just an act from outside but it is mostly intentional. The moment I realized this, Goosebumps ran all through my body and the reason was because I just pressed the pressure point of nature itself. Soon as I kept on going deep… deep… deeper I was facing this elegant enemy of mankind who was still smiling regardless of destroying lives of many people. For a glimpse I felt like i asked her a question,” Why are you doing this to humans?” and what made the earth beneath me shake for a little while was her answer which went something like,” My work is to provide pleasure to humans. Pleasure, which is worth living for and ironically, the same pleasure which is worth dying for. Today, everybody is running to reach me. They know, I am not real but fake lives hardly search for the real things. People choose a sweet poison over a bitter one, just to die peacefully. If you can die with a hope to reach me, that’s a suicide and if you live with a hope to reach me, that’s a greed. The only difference would be established when you kick me off your first position in the priority list. That’s the only simple solution to all your problems. Bliss itself is an addiction; remember this and you will find me!!!”
THOSE WHO PLACE BLISS AT THEIR MOST PRIOR PLACE, ARE SURE ENOUGH TO CREATE DISTURBANCE FOR THEMSELVES AND THE SOCIETY… BLISS IS MEANT TO PASS, TRY TO HOLD IT IN YOUR HANDS FOR A WHILE, IT WILL EAT YOU!!!
Although I gave this a conversational form, this is what went through my mind in the last couple of weeks that paved way for the phenomenal establishment of this article as a whole. Every human including me, is in search of answers to such questions and in the process of finding the same, often commit mistakes in life whether or not they like. Being human, I am no different. In my couple of years of introspection and fighting with my masked personality I have discovered most of the mistakes that I unintentionally committed or I should say committed intentionally in search of bliss. But it wasn’t until I truly started to reflect on my introspection that I started receiving messages from within me. For those who know me, my friends and my close ones, this would be a secret that I never told anyone and for others it would rather be information about how human brain actually works. That secret lies in the way I have known myself, the way of introspection. When I say mask, I not only mean the external layers but the vast internal life within us. We all grew up with the fact that there is our planet Earth and then we came to know about different planets, our solar system, the Milky Way, and many more. We all have been wondering about existence of life beyond human reach but only in the external reach. In my short little experience of life, I have met many friends and enemies within me as well. Some I know, others I don’t. Some of them are helping me achieve my goal; others are dragging me back to hell. Some are trying to help me rise when I fall, others are laughing at me every time I fall. The moment I discovered my lives in this life, was that I understood the true reason behind my behavior and my actions till now. So, every time I face with a problem, the very first thing I do is converse with my friends and enemies within me. They know what I need, they know what I am running for, and they know me as I am and as I should be. When I say this, I should mention here one thing, whoever you are, whatever your name be, wherever you might be living, there is just one goal of yours or anybody’s life. That goal is, to work in compassion with all your friends and enemies within you and together with a positive and introspective outlook shape your ultimate personality into something much more powerful both spiritually and emotionally. This is the highest level of achievement one can ever think of, to live life just the way your soul wants it. I remember saying sentences like,” Akshay wants to do this but I am not allowing him to do the same” or “I hate studying but Akshay loves doing the same”, etc. These kinds of sentences are confusing to hear at first place but I did encountered few people who were comfortable with this thing. Honestly, I never expected such thing…ever!!!
VERY FEW PEOPLE HAVE THE GUTS TO FACE THE REALITY, I DARED TO THROW AWAY MY MASKS AND I TELL YOU, THIS IS HAPPINESS!!! TO BE THE REAL YOU, AT ALL MOMENTS IN YOUR LIFE.
“The Mask”, signifies every single way in which a human adapts to the changes around him and the way he adapts to his inner world. In the process of preparing for this article, I came across many ideas, people, incidents, experiences that would stay with me till the end of time. There were times when I, out of nowhere would get a glimpse of truth and suddenly would isolate myself to go deeper in those topics. There were times when amidst the noisy crowd around me, you will find me sitting somewhere isolated but still enjoying the life in the moment. There were times, when in the process of understanding the true principles of life, I would feel so awakened on my own that in no time tears would slide down my cheek expressing a symbol of an energy that I wish the human community had today. There were times, when my all time friend Music would instigate a thought in me from nowhere and I enjoy the feeling so wonderfully that I get dissolved in the waves of thoughtful and energetic musical notes. Even now, as I was writing this article, those musical waves were with me all the time. Music brings life to my thoughts, and that life is what I live and wish for others. I realized this article deserved an extra space being the last article of the year. But I also hope that you all enjoyed it too. Identify your masks, begin a new life by understanding the real YOU and help humanity in its mission to CHANGE THE WORLD!!! Drop your comments below and I will be anxious enough to listen to your reviews as well.
GOD CREATED YOU… YOU CREATED MASK… NOW, THAT MASK IS CREATING A NEW YOU!!! FIGHT FOR YOUR TRUE FACE, RISE FOR YOUR TRUE LIFE AND LIVE FOR YOUR TRUE DREAM!!! THAT’S LIFE . . .