When you see ugliness in yourself, you can either do your best to hide and mask it (even from yourself) or you can bring it into the light (and breathe a sigh of relief).
“Fine words hiding shabby thoughts; a friendly face masking a cold heart; . . . these I confess. . . .” John Baillie
“I no longer covered up my wrongdoing. I said, ‘I will confess. . . .’ Then You lifted and carried away the guilt. . . .” Psalm 32:5