In light of recent events, I felt the need to make this post. I know that I haven’t posted much at all in the last few months and it is due to my lack of ability to effectively time manage all the things I love and have to do in my life this semester. But I would hope that I haven’t completely lost all of your attentions and that post reaches y’all.
Lately, I have been seeing a lot of pain and suffering in those near me and just all people in general. It pains me to see this because when I see the pain and suffering, I also see that there isn’t a single person in their life that they trust enough to reach out to and talk to. And because they do not have that one person, they continue to suffer and seek solace only within themselves. Which, in my personal experience as well as my studies, is not healthy nor really helpful as more time passes. Seeking comfort only in your own words causes a lot of build up and not enough acknowledgment of the actual problem.
Why do I bring this up at all? What is the purpose of this post? The purpose of this post is so that I can say, let me be your friend. If you are going through hard times, if you feel you cannot reach out to anyone, or if you just feel alone in everything, I am here for you. You are NOT alone because I am here at your side, whether it be physically (if I can) or even in spirit. If this comes off cheesy to anyone, I do not care enough. There is enough pain in life and in the world, and if there is any way anyone can contribute to lessening all that suffering, I am down to be a part of it. Please feel free to reach out to me. Ask for a personal way you can contact me or anything else along the lines of that. I am ready when you are.
On that note, this is another part of this personal message for all of you: I encourage you to do the same. It does not take much time or effort to really listen to people, especially those around you. Pain is not always felt or seen externally. Sometimes, you just get a vibe and that is enough to act on for the most part. I encourage you to make yourself known as the person that will be there for others and be willing to help. If this is not your forte, I can understand. But if you don’t try it, how can you ever know? If you know it is not the way for you, there are other ways you can help, so please seek those ways. Every little bit can go a long way.
To those going through hard times, bad times, or just plain shitty times, this quote may help you like it helps me:
“This too will pass.”
– Ajahn Brahm, Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung?