Although it is embarrassing and painful,
it is very healing to stop hiding from yourself.
It is healing to know all the ways that you’re sneaky,
all the ways that you hide out, all the ways that you
shut down, deny, close off, criticize people, all your weird
little ways. You can know all of that with some sense
of humor and kindness. By knowing yourself,
you’re coming to know humanness altogether.
We are all up against these things.
We are all in this together.
- Pema Chödrön