It happens before every Church Feast: Confession. We put it off as long as we can and we think, "What will I say?"
Perhaps we hold back, embarrassed to confess the things we have thought or done. We forget that our Father Confessor is not there to judge, but to lend his ears and offer compassion for a fellow struggler in Christ, "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Rom 3:23).
So how do we best prepare for Confession? Certainly considering our thoughts, words, and deeds in the light of the Commandments is a good place to start. There are many booklets that can help us (just ask one of our priests!). Perhaps, few texts offer more insight into our great need than a little section from The Way of a Pilgrim and The Pilgrim Continues His Way, entitled "A Confession Which Leads the Inward Man to Humility."
It is definitely worth a look.