For those who feel broken

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For those of you who are broken, I want to tell you-it will get better. I know you don’t know how. I know you can’t see the way of hope, nor understand what the future holds.  I know you feel like there isn’t any hope, but I’m here to tell you it will get better. I promise, that even though your world looks shitty right now, and even though you might feel like there is no way out, there is.

I know what it is to feel alone. I know what it is to feel like you have no heart left, no love left, no passion to live left in you. I know. I know what it is to feel abandoned, tossed aside, as if you do not matter.

I know what it is to feel broken. I understand. I know what it is to feel as though no one in the world understands what you are going through. To be in this dark place that you thought you’d never be in, The thing about this dark place is that you must learn to climb out on your own. You must learn to acknowledge your suffering, and choose to not suffer anymore. This dark place, it does not define you. It does not need to, unless you allow it.

This dark place is only a wrinkle in time, only one small part of life, and in the grand scheme of things, you can realize that it is not as dark as it may seem. People may tell you, “there are so many other people in the world dealing with so much less”, and you think to yourself that this does not help you. It may not, but it is true. You are not alone in your suffering.

The dark places in life teach us, although we may believe that we may not need anymore teaching. We think of the cliches, of how “what only kills you makes you stronger” and we want to tell the universe, “I’m strong enough now”.

We know our character based on how we deal with the dark places in life. And if you’ve gone through the dark places, or are there now, and are reading this, then congratulations. You did it. You went through it. It may have felt like it was going to kill you, but it did not. You are here. You are alive. You are breathing. You are and will be okay.

In these dark places, it is important to realize that you have the power to make your life better. You are NOT powerless, though you may feel that you are. You have all the power you need within you to change your life and evolve your inner self. Take this dark time and allow yourself to evolve. Grow. Change. Blossom. Think of the seed, how it is planted in this dark place. It is dark and it cannot see. It pushes. It pushes and pushes change until the blossom comes forth from the soil and there comes growth. And the rain comes, but it encourages growth. And the seedling, with faith continues, knowing that Spring will come and it will blossom under the beautiful sun.

It will get better, I promise. And if you’re reading this, congratulations. You survived.

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