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the task of living authentically

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mask tw“Is it possible, I asked myself, that I’m being summoned from some deep and holy place within? Am I being asked to enter a passage in the spiritual life — the journey from false self to true self? Am I being asked to dismantle old masks and patterns and unfold a deeper, more authentic self — the one God created me to be? Am I being compelled to disturb my inner universe in quest of the undiscovered being which clamors from within?”

Sue Monk Kidd. (1992). When the heart waits: spiritual directions for life’s sacred questions. San Francisco: Harper, p.8. image: human mask found at Hsi Pei Kang site, Anyang county, Henan province, China; era: 3000 B.P.

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