You decide the value

Every time I sit down to write, my feelings drip on the page. My struggles make it so that what comes through my words is not pretty. I don’t really know how to do it any other way. I believe that through what I show of myself, especially the bad parts, people that are in the same place as I am, will find something useful. 

Each word that I write has a healing effect on my soul, and I want some of this benefit to reach the person reading what I put out into the world. This can only happen if I’m willing to let all of me be visible in the way my words come together. 

For you, the one reading these lines, be sure that you are never alone in your struggles. Many of us go through the same things, doing all that we can to hide from the world what is going on inside. What you feel is not wrong, and when it becomes too much to bear, you are allowed to ask for help. 

For many of us, the image we hold inside is much different than the one we project into the world. The bigger the gap between these two images, the bigger the problems we have to face. This image of who you want to be seen in the world is not better than the real you. It’s something you believe because you are afraid that who you are is not good enough. 

You are always good enough. The faster you understand this, the faster you start healing. By healing your own wounds, you will inspire others to do the same. Suffering doesn’t hurt as much when you don’t have to endure it in silence. 

I admit it, I might be selfish. I have started writing because it makes me feel good because it allows me to take the worries out of my head and onto the page. Does it have any value if I do it for myself? This is not a question I can answer, but what I can say is that the words reaching the page come from feelings, emotions, and struggles that are common to all of us.

The reason I am sharing my writing is to help give shape to thoughts running around in your mind. This way they can be managed, and this will help you become clear on which ones are good for you.

I try to explain how the mind works, and how it can be both friend and enemy, in the hope that it will help you pay attention to what is going on inside your head. The questions you ask yourself and the way you answer back can make or break you. You must become aware this is happening before doing anything about it.

This is the purpose of what I write, to make you aware of what you are thinking and let you know that you are not the only one thinking like that.

There is a way out every time you find yourself backed up in a corner. It might not be a quick or easy exit, but you can do this. You are capable of doing a lot more than you’ve let yourself believe you can do. When you start learning who you are, everything becomes better, even if not easier.