Tuesday, October 4, 2011

All Is Not Lost. Your True Self Will Make It Through

When the tears are falling and they just aren't stopping.

When you're alone in your apartment and feel as if no one in the world understands.

You have many acquaintances that you've met in your day to day life but right now you don't want to see any of them because you don't connect on that level.

No one knows the pain that you are facing. Maybe it's illness. Maybe it's employment. Maybe it's a gnawing loneliness.

At these times it's hard to see things improving. Nights seem unbearably long and you have had enough of trying to analyze how you can work your way out of this latest jam.

It's during times like this, when we are alone with our pain or loneliness, that we almost completely lose sight of how wonderful we really are.

We forgot the many many things that we have added to the world by our presence. The talents, the gifts, the joy, the love and the friendship to countless people. We minimize.

My message is this: I know how it is to feel like a dark cloud is hovering over you. But that cloud, that rain can never wash away the brilliant, radiant, beautiful soul that you truly are in this world. Try your best, no matter how shitty you feel, to hold onto the absolute fact of your greatness.

And guess what? You don't have to be a rock. You do not have to be strong. Often in the middle of our darkness and our pain is when we need to pick up the phone or text a friend. Not just any friend, but someone who truly gets us and will be there with us even if all we need is a shoulder or shared silence.

You are much more than this pain, you are more than this darkness. You will make it.