Posted 12/8/2008 6:03 AM (GMT -6)
You are so right here. We tend to put up are happy faces all the time, unconscious. When I am around people who all know what is going on with me I still wear a happy face, without even realizing it. Just as you say, taking the mask off can be such a great help. I think that most of the depression we experience can be healed with enough love and compassion, and taking off your mask will let others see what is bothering you. Then you can be filled with the love and compassion of others. And like negative thinking can be harmful, positive thinking can be a cure.
Mom, thank you so much for this message!
Have a wonderful day!