I came across this excerpt from an article called “How to Suicide” by a writer named Lisa of Shades. Random, right?! Although the article at first caught me off guard by the title, something about it made me read it to see exactly what direction it was going in. After reading into it some I realized she was talking about her personal experiences, others stories of suicide attempts, as well as stating reason as to why it’s not worth it. It is not an article about how to do so. *sigh of relief* Although, I can not relate to her in the capacity that she puts forth in her article I can honestly say depression is no joke. It can take you places you NEVER even imagined and that is speaking from experience. Lucky for me I had the support of my family (Thanks Mom!!) and friend to help bring me from a very dark place. There are some people in the world who are strong enough to over come it and then there are others who are not so fortunate.
This excerpt below speaks so much truth. Life, whether your own or others, is not about the things we can get back such as money, friends, and anything materialistic but more so about the body we live in and the person we are in general. The things named above do not define who we are as a person. Sadly, there are many people in the world who feel that, that is all life is. Well they are WRONG! If you get rid of all of that you are still living and breathing. That is worth far more than anything you can obtain. Accept what is and enjoy what’s there.
Life purpose is simply to live.
If you are alive by the end of the day, your life is a success.
Your cells and organs don’t give a damn about how much money you have in the bank, the kind of clothes you wear, how much your job is praised, how many friends you have, if you have a lover or not, or how many people approve of you. Your body only care about being well nourished, rested and safe.
It’s harder to do it alone and jobless, but even homeless people manage to do it. So throw away what makes your life miserable, not your life. Expectations, goals, dreams, energy robbers, beliefs, food that your body can’t handle, overwork to gain stuff and status that aren’t even vital… live in the present. And life won’t feel as much of a overwhelming burden.
If you’d like to check out the full article click here. Again, the article title is a little off putting in my opinion. I want to add that the article can be pretty intense & has mildly graphic photos. I do not advise anyone who struggles with depression to view this article but if you so choose, please view at your own risk. I wanted to give credit the author of the article by mentioning and providing a link.
See you next time. Smooches!♥