Friday, August 15, 2014

A Letter to the Dejected Spirit


You may not know me. We might never have even spoken to each other before. But I still want to reach out to you. If you think your life is full of complications without a way out, and you are devoid of the will to carry on; if you feel the only option left for you is to embrace the unknown darkness of death - PLEASE REACH OUT. To your best friend, to your mom, or to whoever you feel most connected with. And if you think that those around you won't understand or don't care enough to understand, talk to me. But please, before you take such an extreme step, just sit down and think.

You think no one cares. FALSE! There is ALWAYS at least one person who cares, whose life you have touched in more ways that you can imagine. You may not be able to see it, but you will leave behind a lot of people who will never be the same again if you decide to end your life.

You think you cannot deal with your problems. FALSE! Mind over matter, my friend. You only get what you can manage, whether you know it or not. So be the badass who can kick their problems nine ways till Sunday, because you CAN do it.

You think you have nothing left to live for. FALSE! This world is so vast and the number of different experiences one can have are so impossibly large, that even one complete lifetime is not enough for anyone to do everything, to go everywhere, to read every book, to listen to every strain of music ever created. There is ALWAYS something more you can do, something to look forward to. You just need to look in the right direction and identify it. If you keep looking at the past, you will never be able to see what might be in the future.

You think the girl/guy that left you was the love of your life and you will never be able to love again. FALSE! The very fact that they left, is proof that they were not meant to be with you for longer than they were. Give life a chance! That's the thing about time and love. There WILL be someone who, at the right time, will come along and everything will be right again. If you end your life today, you will never be able to find out.

You think its the best way to get back at your tormentors. FALSE! If this is your idea of revenge - making whoever was the cause of your sorrows feel guilty - your logic is flawed. The best revenge is to live well and to the fullest INSPITE of however they mistreated you.

You think there is no purpose to your life and you do not deserve to live. FALSE! You may not see it yet, but you've been put on this earth for a reason and it will reveal itself in due course. Just give it a chance!

So please, I implore you, I beg of you.. Reconsider. Think of your parents, brothers, sisters, friends, random acquaintances. They will go to their deathbeds wondering "Why?" and "What if?". Think of the person who would find your cold and lifeless body after you take this horrible step to fruition - that person will be scarred for life.

Reach out to someone, just shout out into the seemingly absolute darkness that seems to engulf you, and I assure you, a ray of hope will appear. Say something. Don't surrender to despair. There is a lot that life has in store for you. You need to ride out the troughs to reach the crests.

You are important. You are worth a lot. You are not a nobody. You are so loved. Even if you may not believe it, even if your faith is running out, I'll have faith for you and in you till the time you find your own. Because I've seen some really bad days too, I can say with utmost confidence that it will get better. Try to remember that?

I'm right here if you ever need a helping hand or a shoulder to cry on. I do not need to know your name, or your problem, unless you choose to share. But whatever it is, however bad it you think it may be, just don't give up. There is so much left to do, to see, to feel, to know. Just stay.

Stay strong. Take care.

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