You wanted to get well. . . . Asked your greatest wish in life, you would have replied at once — sanity. . . . In the world outside, people longed desperately to be millionaires, movie actors, club presidents. . . . But nowhere, nowhere save the madhouse, did mental health get its share of prayers.
The only reason that we don't open our hearts and minds to other people is that they trigger confusion in us that we don't feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with. To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves, we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else's eyes.