When we're going through it, we may feel guilty about being down or sad around our friends or those we love.
But those who truly love you and want to be in relationship with the Authentic You prefer realness instead of an "I'm okay" shell of you, a mask.
When we practice being more and more accepting of ourselves (no matter what our feelings), then we can share even our deepest pain with those we trust from a place of grounded okayness.
Our fear in these moments is that somehow our sadness and pain will negatively impact someone else like it's a toxic ooze we need to protect them from.
But in reality, it's our okayness and self-acceptance through which our pain is shared that is the healing balm.