“Being alone is the best thing that you could do for yourself. But being alone with your thoughts, your mind, yourself, and everything that makes who you’re… you, brings your demons right in front of you - right in front, and center. This happens so much so that the resistance in facing yourself brims to its peak. It’s like your mind is not allowing in the medicine for your soul, to reach your core. It’s like every time you see the mirror, you see masks instead of yourself. Without anyone else around, these masks are the sole creation of your mind; made with the excuse of shielding you from all that seems ugly, and unwanted by your mind. Masks that are created by your mind so that the Mind may not feel lonely anymore. More often than not, all the mind does by creating these masks, is that it creates mirages that gorge on your will, ebb your hopes, deteriorate your will, and finally take away who you are from yourself. Being alone is the best thing in the world but only if you’re willing to slay your mind first. Being alone is the best thing in the world, but only if you’re willing to fool your mind before it fools you. Being alone is the best thing in the world but only if you’re willing to first get to know, love, and accept yourself.” - indefiniteloop.com.
“Masks beneath masks until suddenly the bare bloodless skull. “ - Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses.