Suicidal Thoughts: Strength to Continue and Endure
“In the darkest hour the soul is replenished and given strength to continue and endure.” — Heart Warrior Chosa
In the depths of our misery, some of us hated ourselves so much that we didn’t believe we deserved to live. Some of us had this idea planted in our minds when we were children. Some of us had lives that didn’t seem worth living. Some of us were suffering so much that we were willing to do anything to rid of what we thought of as our miserable life. When things are so difficult in life and it seems there is no other solution to our problems, some of us turn to thoughts of suicide.
How do we go on when we can’t any longer? Very gently. We use everything we can to help us stay alive; the thought of a beloved child, a special friendship, time-out from our normal life, or turning ourselves over to our spiritual source. When we feel suicidal, we may not care about anything; we feel alienated and isolated. But we’re not. To even keep breathing connects us to life; breathe in and out, slowly. If we open ourselves to the fullness of the moment, from this most basic act our connections expand infinitely. We’ve only to hang on, one minute at a time, and reasons to hope again will come. Life is precious because it was given to us by our Higher Power who loves us unconditionally.
- Suicide – Suicide Silence (socyberty.com)
- Can an Obstacle Prevent Suicide? (psychologytoday.com)
- Feeling is the Inner Life (christophersmark.wordpress.com)
Posted on December 7, 2010, in Adversity, Depression, Life, Mental Health, Personal Growth, Purpose of Life, Relationships, Self Discovery, Self-forgiveness, Self-improvement, Spirituality, Suicide, Suicide Prevention and tagged Can't go on any longer, Depression, Fear, Feel Suicidal, Feeling Alienated, Feeling Isolated, Find normal life, Hanging on One Minute at a Time, Higher Power, How to overcome Depression, Isolation, Life not worth living, Major depressive disorder, Mental Health, Personal Growth, Recovery, Self-harm, Stay alive, Stress Release, Suffering, Suicide, Suicide Prevention, Thoughts of Self-harm, Tools for coping, Tools for depression, Tools for personal growth, When you may not care about anything. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.