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Think about it...

Discussion in 'Rants, Musings and Ideas' started by gentlelady, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. gentlelady

    gentlelady Staff Alumni

    Its easy to look at people and make quick judgments about them, their present and their pasts, but you'd be amazed at the pain and tears a single smile hides. What a person shows to the world is only one tiny facet of the iceberg hidden from sight. And more often than not, it's lined with cracks and scars that go all the way to the foundation of their soul.
  2. total eclipse

    total eclipse SF Friend Staff Alumni

    Wow so true so very very true One has to treat another as they would want to be treated just with a little kindness and respect. Thanks for the insightful post.
  3. itmahanh

    itmahanh Senior Member & Antiquities Friend

    Words spoken by someone who knows too well from experience?? But sometimes it can be too difficult to figure out how to help that person to stop the tears when they wear their disguises too well. Sometimes, even just once in a teeny while that person needs to take off the mask and let others see what is going on, see the pain, if they are going to be able to help alliviate it any. Those very masks we use to protect oursleves, end up being our own worst tools of destruction. It's not reaching out for help that we need to learn but rather how to allow ourselves to show or teach others how they can help us when we really need it. Your mask hun is getting really worn, can you take it off for a little while?? :arms:
  4. Hazel

    Hazel SF & Antiquitie's Friend Staff Alumni

    Wow gentlelady & itmahanh, two very thought provoking posts, thank you both very much.

    :hug: Hazel
  5. xXxRNBxXx

    xXxRNBxXx Senior member

    wow these are so very true xx
  6. Sadeyes

    Sadeyes Staff Alumni

    I think compassion allows a person to meet the other's truer self...what lies beneath for each of us is a world messier and more complex than the one we show...thanks for bringing light to this C...fondly, J
  7. WildCherry

    WildCherry Staff Member ADMIN

    Two amazing posts (Gentlelady's and Itmahanh's). Both so true.
  8. ASolitaryBlue

    ASolitaryBlue Well-Known Member

    agreed :yes:
  9. liveinhope

    liveinhope Well-Known Member

    For those among us that have walked in the dark for so very long the mask protects our eyes from the light for if we remove it we become vulnerable and can not always see those before us, although it can hinder us when wanting to heel it also shades us from awkward questions and prying eyes. The mask built through many years and many lonely days and nights, the times we crave to remove the mask to call out to be heard, but we know unless we reveal our true self to another soul, one that has walked our long and sorry road it will have been pointless for they will not see the true us, so do we continue to walk each day hidden behind our protector, or do we reach out and remove our screen in the hope the person we have chosen to see us this way is the right one.

    Depression/Suicidal Thoughts are so crushing we need more than basic equipment to relieve the pressure we need sophisticated, state of the arc tools and time- Lots of time:console:
  10. SaidDave

    SaidDave Banned Member

  11. liveinhope

    liveinhope Well-Known Member

    Not sure why you replied in this way? can only imagine you havent been here in this dark place sighhh oh well you are lucky if thats so