If you’ve ever suffered with anxiety, depression, heartbreak or just an extremely sh*tty time – I wrote this for you.
“It’s only in our darkest hours that we may discover the true strength of the brilliant light within ourselves that can never be dimmed”
When something traumatic happens for months or years even, it consumes us. Why did that happen to me? Why did they do that to me? How could they do that to me?
Whatever the experience may have been – It changed you.
You become anxious and fearful that it will happen again; so much so, that if you feel anything that’s even remotely linked to that core pain you once felt, you run. You run as fast as you can away from it, because it’s not worth the risk.
By doing this we create our own mental road block; we self-sabotage with what we feel is our best interest at heart, we’re merely protecting ourselves from circumstances we cannot control.
Without even realising it, we let people from our past dictate our present and if you chose to listen, you can hear their words as if they were standing directly in front of you. They will fill your mind with doubt and ultimately cloud your judgement without even being visibly present.
Not everyone understands this, but I do. Others call us the damaged ones, the broken ones, the ones that need fixing, but I disagree. We may have been shattered into a million pieces but we rebuilt ourselves from nothing and that took a substantial amount of courage and great strength.
I understand why you protect yourself. I see why you are the way you are - It’s better to be cautious and selective than reckless and self-destructive.
We didn’t come this far too just settle for anything less than what we think we deserve. We know that this journey has given us something that money can’t buy and even with many experienced teachers, it can’t be taught. – It’s something we’ve had to learn on our own. We see things differently.
They don’t understand us, because they haven’t experienced what we have - You can’t blame them for that.
They show you no empathy because they haven’t felt what you have - You can’t blame them for that.
They really do not understand and as much as they try to, they can’t comprehend what you are saying - You can’t blame them for that.
Our past has been challenging, complicated and confusing – But we overcame all of that.
We are warriors – Strong and courageous soldiers who I see as special humans. We didn’t give up, we kept fighting and today we are stronger than ever and that my friend is extraordinary and should be celebrated.
Appreciate your past the good and the bad, because without it you wouldn’t be the person you are today and when in doubt, just remember that the world can still be a beautiful place, but that part is up to you.
About Rebecca Lee
Rebecca Lee is a Sydney based blogger who has one primary focus – see the beauty in the world around you. Whether that be in relation to an inspiring individual, beautiful food, stunning locations or moving stories. Her positive and “glass half full” approach is uplifting, energetic and authentic. Rebecca is a breath of fresh air, whose posts encourage others to see and appreciate the beauty that surrounds them every day. A simple but strong message that we all need to be reminded of.