I suppose if we’re honest, we would admit that most of us are not happy at all with ourselves. Maybe it’s because of the way you look, or where you are in life, your financial situation; or maybe it’s just because of how you are as a person in general. You become consumed by the ocean of depression. Drowning predominantly in substances that can cause sensory deprivation such as alcohol, you consistently look for different ways to escape from yourself. It’s why you binge watch movies, play video games or listen to music – so you can forget who you are for just that moment so that you can breathe. But no matter how hard you try, you’ll always come to, and return to the very person that you hate; yourself. And it is here, that depression can become so severe, it gets to the point that losing yourself becomes impossible. Allowing thoughts of death through suicide to wander throughout your mind until one day – you do it. So you no longer have to endure the suffering that depression brings to your life. You make a decision.
I want you to remember that to simply exist as you are is to manifest the entire universe in the form of a human being. Fundamentally, there is nothing wrong with you whatsoever – nothing to cry about. However, the human game will tell you otherwise. It will label you, categorise you, push you into submission until you conform to the socially constructed norms and become someone that you’re not. Remind yourself that the REAL you is bigger than that. The real you is as beautiful as the stars above, as vast as entire galaxies and as captivating as the expansion of space. You are all divine.
Image by: Wladimir Jara S.