1. silentlyfading

    silentlyfading Well-Known Member

    listen to me
    Pain is temporary
    It may last for a minute
    Or a hour
    Or a day
    Or even a year
    But eventually
    It will subside
    And something else will take it's place
    If I quit however
    It will last forever
    I dare you to take a lil pain
    I dare you
    I dare you not to go home
    Go through it
    You aint gona die!!
    At the end of pain
    Is success

    Eric Thomas
     
  2. Aquarius123

    Aquarius123 Well-Known Member

    Don’t Quit

    When things go wrong, as they sometimes will;
    When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill;
    When funds are low and debts are high;
    And you want to smile, but have to sigh;
    When care is pressing you down more than a bit,
    Rest, if you must, but don’t ever quit.

    Life can be queer with its twists and turns,
    As every one of us sometimes learns.
    But many a failure can turn about,
    And we could be winning, if only we stick things out.
    Don’t give up, even if the pace appears to be slow.
    You may succeed, with just one more blow!

    Success is failure turned inside out;
    It’s the silver tint on the clouds of doubt.
    And you never can tell how close to it you are,
    It could be near, when it still seems very far!
    So, stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit.
    And when things seem at their worst.
    That’s just the time when it’s most unwise to quit.

    Anon

    From ‘Overcoming Depression & Suicidal Tendencies Through Understanding’

     
  3. Aquarius123

    Aquarius123 Well-Known Member

    When they are feeling depressed and maybe even suicidal, wise ones who are willing to be honest with themselves, find it helpful to ask themselves a few questions like: ‘Why did I get depressed in the first place? What’s up with me? Where did I go wrong?’ If my own life’s experience is anything to go by, as often as not things in our lives – maybe the whole course of our present lifetime – fails to unfold and things refuse to turn out the way we once dreamed and imagined they would happen. My life has taught me that a better understanding of the processes of life and the laws of the Universe, which life on all its levels is subject to, can bring dramatic improvements and healing to a mind that is in a state of depression and which, had it been left unattended to, may eventually have been unable to see any other way out of its predicament than suicide.

    Now I know that when things sometimes seemingly go wrong in our lives, it is always us who are out of step with the Universe and not the other way round. It is then more than likely that the energies that it is currently putting at our disposal wish to tell a different story and are trying to steer us into a different direction. If one seems to run into one invisible wall after another, when obstacle after obstacle rears its head, it is a safe bet that the Universe is attempting to give us a message that somehow we are barking up the wrong tree; and it may well be the case that it has something much better up its sleeve for us, if we but pay attention.

    The world around us is always a mirror of what is taking place within us. Through its actions and reactions it is constantly trying to give us some kind of guidance. Therefore, it is always worth our while to pay attention to what is after all Universal guidance. When things are not going the way we would want them to, the time may have come for taking stock and for finding ways of getting back into harmony with ourselves and the lessons we have come to learn during this lifetime. To help us re-align our energies to those of the Universe, the time for making a change of direction in our lives may have come.

    It almost goes without saying, but I will mention it anyway that because we have freedom of choice, we do not have to do anything of the kind. Yet, if you are a wise one, you will pay attention to whatever guidance comes your way. So, next time things seemingly go wrong in your life, why not try your hand at something else and look towards channelling your energies into different avenues of expression?

    You can save yourself many disappointments by bearing in mind that doors will only ever open for anyone when they are meant to. And when one of them does, the experience can be like something one usually sees only in funny films. Having so got used to pushing and shoving uselessly at far too many doors, there may well come the moment, when – metaphorically speaking – we have found the right one. It then flies open so suddenly that it feels as if one was almost shooting out through the window, at the other end of the room. Why not try it out for yourself, sometime?

    True trust and faith in ourselves, our life and the Universe can only grow in any one of us through first hand experiences, like the one that is now before you. To enable us to learn to trust, when attempting to open one door and it refuses to do so, no matter how hard we try, when things seem to be going wrong, as they sometimes will, it is worth our while to reflect and have a bit of a dialogue with ourselves. Maybe something like this: ‘Let me see, this door is obviously not meant for me. Could it be that the Universe has something else for me in mind? In that case I’ll better be patient and wait for another opening, as surely it will come. In any case, are things really going wrong in my life or is Universe by any chance signalling me that a change of direction is necessary for me?

    ‘Could this be happening for my own good and because the Universe loves me and knows my true wants and needs better than I do? Could it be protecting me against myself, because it wants me to find what is rightfully mine? Is it possible that something better is in store for me, something I might not have imagined even in my wildest dreams? Perhaps it would be better if I waited patiently for a while; maybe another chance will then come my way. Now, isn’t that better than despairing or even swearing at the Universe because it does not seem to wish to fulfil my wishes? Because I am your child, Universe, let me try the loving way instead. Alright, here I go! I love you and trust you, as you love and trust me. After all, that makes an awful lot of sense, you know!’

    And when funds are low and debts are high, do I need to ask myself: ‘Why am I not taking part in the Universe’s abundance? Is it because I am not sharing my own abundance with it, my gifts and talents, of which we all have many, with those around me? How can I increase my input into life, so that I can get more out of it? Do I need to be less selfish and think more about the good of the whole of society, life, the planet and the Universe? Why don’t I try and see what happens?’