"Anybody can become angry — that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way — that is not within everybody's power and is not easy."
At some point In my journey it was said: Anger is just the mask your feelings wear to stay hidden. Remove the mask and truly express yourself.
I know understand this a bit better. My Anger is not my enemy, not my destroyer. My anger protected me when I didn't know how to use my voice.
"I want to say somewhere: I've tried to be forgiving. And yet. There were times in my life, whole years, when anger got the better of me. Ugliness turned me inside out. There was a certain satisfaction in bitterness. I courted it. It was standing outside, and I invited it in."
"Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Hearth disease has been labeled the silent killer, which the more I discover about the human psyche and how it affects are bodies, I couldn't agree more with the label.
There are people we interact with everyday that are half a second away from being done with this world. They smile, many even make us smile; all while struggling to even put a coherent sentence together.
No one really knows or understand what depression is or where it comes from but we do have great working theories and guesses. We have even found a way to blame the brain.
In the end they're just that, guesses and theories. Everyone's depression is different.
One thing I do know is love helps. It does not end the fight and its hard to say it makes it easier, but it definitely helps.
What are you going to do to spread love today?
"Its so hard to talk when you want to kill yourself. That's above and beyond everything else, and it's not a mental complaint-it's a physical thing, like it's physically hard to open your mouth and make the words come out. They don't come out smooth and in conjunction with your brain the way normal people's words do; they come out in chunks as if from a crushed-ice dispenser; you stumble on them as they gather behind your lower lip. So you just keep quiet."
"You save yourself or you remain unsaved." - Alice Sebold
"Now, should we treat women as independent agents, responsible for themselves? Of course. But being responsible has nothing to do with being raped. Women don’t get raped because they were drinking or took drugs. Women do not get raped because they weren’t careful enough. Women get raped because someone raped them. "
#opposites A huge thank you to @writersnetwork for the repost, and @mirakee for nominating this poem as #pod on 8/01/2021, and to everyone who saw beauty and appreciated this. I'm immensely grateful, honestly.
I express my sincere gratitude towards the wonderful folks behind @writersnetwork and @mirakee. Thank you for giving magical wings to countless unknown voices day in and day out ❤️
To every sparking soul who took time to read this, please accept my overflowing love for you. I'm mildly overworked these days and that leaves me with little time to be responsive, but do know that my heart explodes with joy upon reading your kind words. Let's band together as a collective and keep writing away the sacred truth embedded in our DNA.