This post is dedicated to throwing light on a very important issue, and carrying forward the initiative that Auri and her friends began with.
I happened to read this on Instagram one day – ‘Someone who drowns in 7 feet of water is just as dead as someone who drowns in 20 feet of water’. This really turned my perspective a 180 degrees round. It doesn’t matter how ‘big’ your problems are. In fact, what each person goes through cannot be measured on a scale. It depends more on the person dealing with it. Something that one person brushes away as if it were a mere dust particle might completely ruin another person’s peace of mind.
But what exactly are these ‘problems’? And why should we accommodate them in our lives?
Well, ‘problem’ is just another word for life. Anything that happens outside of our comfort zone turns into a problem. And that pretty much happens everyday. Somehow, as we keep living and growing, we realise that what we are actually doing is fighting a battle. And this might turn out to be a real big task for some people, which causes them to quit.
Sadly, our life isn’t a video game where you can just quit when you think you’re losing. It can’t be done that way. Repercussions will follow, serious ones at that.
What these people don’t realise is that these problems/life issues actually enhance ourselves as individuals. Gold isn’t born shiny. It undergoes massive stress and difficulties to finally bring out its luster. It’s the same with us. It is important to know that nothing is spoon-fed to us, we’ve got to feed ourselves. And in the process, we might get completely worn off. But once we get what we want, once we finally win the battle, once we finally bring out our shine, there’s no better elevated feeling.
But, again, some people have it too hard. And guess what? It’s okay.
It’s okay to have lost all motivation and desire to get out of bed. It’s okay to not want to smile or talk. It’s okay if the sounds of your crying become your lullaby each night. But did you also know, that for those few who have to undergo greater pressure in order to shine are also given greater strength to face it? So, don’t worry, you’ll get through this.
However, ending your life is not the best solution you can find out there.
I know, you’re probably sick and tired of these – ‘just talk it out’ or ‘it’s just a phase’. I know you lost meaning of the word ‘just’ and quiver with annoyance every time you hear it. Because only you know that nothing in your life is just ‘just’. You can’t just talk it out, you have to think about who to ramble to, whether they’d want to listen, whether they’d care, how much you are willing to tell them. If it is only just a phase as they say, you’d wonder how long it would be, they never specified the time period of the phase, did they?
So, I’m not going to say, ‘just talk it out’. I’m going to say, ‘talk it out, telling them everything that’d rather come out of your mouth than having it bottled up inside’.
Okay, you’re probably looking at me with narrowed eyes. What difference does it make, right?
But talking it out really does help. It has for me! You have to let yourself go, and relax. You can approach your friends, family, colleagues, teachers, neighbours, anybody. And if not any of them, then you can approach me.
I promise I’ll listen, no matter how nonsensical you think your story might be. I volunteer to be your new best friend, and stay by your side, and share your burdens. Trust me.
Don’t take away your life instead! Have you seen starry nights, or the never-ending deserts? Have you gazed at the moon with wonder? Have you been to a mountaintop or on the beach-side with the wind blowing and the sun painting the sky? Have you seen white magic fall from the sky when temperatures go negative? No? Then why do you want to leave so soon? God has made this all for us. What answer will you give him when he asks you how well you enjoyed them?
I want to help you. I will not let you go just like that. And that is why I have joined Auri’s campaign – Continue, Don’t Quit.
What is Continue, Don’t Quit all about?
It’s easy. Anyone with the above logo on their blog or the tag “Continue, Don’t Quit” on their Twitter profile are ready to listen and offer any help possible.
You can talk to me, us, about anything you want. We promise we won’t reveal names or any of your personal information that you might share. This can work in two ways – if you don’t want me to speak, and if all you need is to let it all out, that’s fine. I won’t say a thing. But, if you want to listen to solutions, or ways you can feel better, I definitely will try my best to help you out.
You can reach me:
On my email – email@example.com
My blog’s contact page – https://synnovepolaris.wordpress.com/contact/
Twitter – synne_polaris
Instagram – synne_polaris
I promise you a fulfilling conversation, from which you can take something back. I admit, it might not cause a drastic change, but it will give you the feeling that there is a soul in the world who cares about you. There are many, actually.
This also applies to anybody fighting depression or anxiety or anything, even if you don’t have suicidal thoughts, feel free to say hello to me.
Also read: Auri’s post on Continue, Don’t Quit.
Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly. The moment you’re ready to quit, is usually the moment right before a miracle happens. Don’t give up.
Continue, Don’t Quit.