Good insight, D!
i also have found it to be very freeing - the more i tell, the less burdened i feel. and the more i realize the lies i have been force-fed and have accepted and incorporated into my life and my self-perception.
"Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself... And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity." - Paulo Coelho