By: Tharun Woken up by the sound of the alarm(aka an extremely busy mother), I got out of my bed […]
“There is an understated struggle lying in the underbelly of every single day, and the seconds that go into wading through that river aren’t worthless”
Sometimes life feels utterly stationary and the lack of movement makes it seem like that is all your future holds too. Feeling as though you are living life doing tiny insignificant things that don’t matter because you can’t seem to do anything else. Well, if this is a problem you face, I’m here to offer you some perspective and tell you that it might not a problem after all.
Mental conflicts are very similar to war, and while one may think they suffer, their deteriorating health is a repercussion of the hope draining battle in their mind. The only way to survive this battle and emerge victorious would be to accept oneself. As they say: self-love starts with acceptance.
“And it was at that age poetry arrived in search of me.
I don’t know; I don’t know where it came from, from winter or a river.”
Poetry fuels the literary world. It has given us solace when asked for, a smile when needed. At the very least, we must acknowledge its essence.
They tell me to speak my truth but I cannot find it anymore. I cannot tell it apart from the lies that I eat, from the ones forced down my throat. I lie through my teeth as I bite into words I want to scream out loud. How do you go back once you have known love?
Featuring a beautiful piece by a guest writer!
“They say that a person’s personality is the sum of their experiences. But that isn’t true, at least not entirely, because if our past was all that defined us, we’d never be able to put up with ourselves. We need to be allowed to convince ourselves that we’re more than the mistakes we made yesterday. That we are all of our next choices, too, all of our tomorrows.” -Frederick Backman, Anxious People.
Finding a reason to go on if you’re tired of what you are doing can sometimes feel impossible. In such mundane times, it helps to cling onto whatever little hope you can derive from how much your life means.
There will be times where you lose some battles, become so frustrated that you would want to give up instead. Life is a war where battles take place frequently. If you lose some, you win some too. Failure is not the end of the road, it is just a way to make you analyse what went wrong and not repeat the same mistakes again. Instead of giving up, remember that the Phoenix always rises from its ashes. You can too.
Do you sometimes feel like you don’t belong, or you have been given a membership to a club you don’t belong in? These 15 things will help you feel more at ease with yourself. Here is something that will help you feel better when you don’t feel good enough.