I’ve frequently written about the “true self” –
That is, when you come to be able to live the life you were meant to live – before being born –
Before getting “beaten up” by family, society, and culture
And “molded” – with or without your active participation –
Into an “ego” that occasionally reflects aspects of your true self – but frequently does not.
Zen people call this true self – our “original face.”
To illustrate the weight of mask upon which your roles are typically displayed –
Start by relaxing your facial muscles –
Then check to see whether your face still remains tight –
If so, try to let your face become as “liquid” as possible – completely non-judgmental –
Until you’re left with as un-tense a face as possible.
That’s as close, without a lot of additional spiritual work,
That you’ll be able to get to your “original face” for now –
A face that exhibits your naked heart –
A face that reflects your essential being –
Your “true self.”