But as tiny as it was, one day, for some reason I will probably never be able to explain, I chose to believe in it, in this tiny little thing, and take on that storm inside of me head on.
I still think about you every day. I wonder how you’re doing. I think about whether you’ve become clean as well and my heart aches for the pain you endured going through that process.
Healing takes time. Healing means hanging on when you feel as though there is nothing to hold on to. Healing means facing all of your fears and being vulnerable to all of the pain moving through your body.
Those who self-harm are often trying to cope with a deep pain they feel they don’t have the resources to cope with otherwise.
I see now my brother’s struggle began long before he ever took that first sip of alcohol.
Thank you for fighting for me. Thank you for holding on when I was begging you to let go. Thank you for having faith in me despite all that you’ve been through. I’m so sorry.
Becoming the best involves transcending guidelines and following your instinct.
Sadness, and all the other negative reactions we may be having, is a sign of imbalance which is an opportunity to grow and growing is what we are meant to be doing.