You are not alone… It happens to all.
Hey you! Yes you, the one with a broken heart! This is for you my friend.
Is your heart broken into so many pieces that you are afraid it won’t be healed completely ever again? Have all your dreams and all the things that you hoped for flown away, carrying your strength with them? Do you feel like there is no one to understand you and to help you make sense of your life? Do you feel all alone? Is nothing working out for you? Do you feel like nothing is right and nothing is true? Have you lost faith?
Have your friends abandoned you in your hour of despair? or, have a friend you cherished and trusted the most betrayed you in the worst possible way? It hurts, doesn’t it?
Did the person you love leave you? Did they hurt you so much that your whole life seems scared by it? Did they make you feel worthless? Are you tired from the tears that you shed every night for them?
Do you feel like a failure? Are you unable to live up to the expectations your family has for you? Are you unable to keep up with this overly competitive world? Do you feel like you are falling into a pit of deep darkness but don’t really reach the bottom and you’re now desperate to finally crash because the continuous fall have taken all of your will and strength?, that you are questioning the very existence of your life.
My dear friend, I am here to tell you, you are not alone. I have gone through some pretty rough times myself and so has other millions of people. I have felt a sense of hopelessness and nothingness. But the rainbow appears only after a heavy rainfall, doesn’t it? Mother earth is most fresh and beautiful only after a heavy storm and that’s how your life is going to be.
It’s hard. I know all too well how hard it can be to find your way back from the darkness. But trust me, the night will pass and there will be a new dawn, no matter how long the dark night stretches. It has to end and make way for the light.
You just have to believe. Believing is a powerful thing. It infect it is the first step in defeating the storm. Only when you believe can you fight anything life throws at you. When darkness and storm pushes you, you need to push back harder and keep pushing till you find a small ray of light, a small tunnel of hope. Hold on to it and fight till you see a new and bright dawn.
I am no one wise or full of knowledge. I write this from experience. I write this because I have been down that path too and reading a few lines of some writing about how there are people who have been in my place helped me. It made me feel like I am not entirely alone.
It was a long and hard battle but I made it and today I am happy. Those hard times taught me to cherish and appreciate the small things in life that made life so beautiful.
I hope this small piece will help someone in need. You are not alone.
Chitsiarho Po. (Shillong, India).