Let go. Let go of everything that ties you down. It’s easier than it sounds, trust me, I know. Life sucks, we all go through way more that we should. But life just generally sucks, and that’s not even including all the added crap each person has to personally go through.
It gets hard, way too hard. We internally and outwardly scream at the absurdity of all of it. Why, just why does it always have to be so hard? Why do we have to go through all this?
The simple answer would be that life was never made to be easy. Life is supposed to be hard. We’re supposed to fail, we’ll always fail. There will be nothing in life that we’ll never fail at at least once.
Because it makes us stronger. We hate what we go through when in reality, it helps us move forward, improve, grow. Humans would never be where they are now without struggle. And struggle we will, every day till we die. And we have to learn to accept that.
We have to accept the fact that life will beat you down, hit you with so many metaphorical blows that all that’s left of what you once were is a beaten, bloody mess lying in the middle of the road. We’ll become so hurt we can’t move forward, so in pain that breathing seems taxing.
Some of us will lay on that path, curled up, feeling completely hopeless because there’s nothing more we feel we can do. That next step forward seems so hard. We’ll fall behind because we feel we can’t move forward, because we’re tied down by the weight of it all.
The world doesn’t tie us down, it’s us. We tie ourselves down, because when we’re lying on that path, we’ve given the world power over us. It’s basically like we handed the world the ropes so that it could tie our arms behind our backs. We gave it power over us. We let the world win.
But as hard as it sounds, we can’t let it do that. We can’t let the world keep us there. We can’t let ourselves, our inner struggles and hates, keep us there.
A major problem I see all around is that we’re not letting go. We’re not accepting our struggles as what they are, and we’re letting them get to us. Because some of us constantly think about past mistakes, it makes it hard to keep going. All we’re focusing on is the bad. What did I do wrong? Why did I have to screw up so badly?
I try so hard, I really do. I fight and I fight, trying to get past problems, but it never works. In the end, I just end up failing again. Over and over. And then I look behind me and see just how long I’ve been struggling with this. Way too long. All that guilt and misery, hate and shame I’ve given myself over that period of time, it’s overwhelming. I feel like my burden is so heavy that it’s going to crush me. Flatten me against the pavement and keep me there forever.
But I won’t let it get to me. I can’t. I have a life to live, people to love and care for, and who do the same for me. I stop and I look, I actually look, and I see. I see the beauty in the dark. I see that I’m not alone. I stop and I do a mental count of just how many people are there for me, and I can’t count them all. And the best part is? All of them are struggling, just like me. Struggling with life in their own ways, living through the guilt of it all as well.
I realize that my burdens aren’t as extreme as others. I know that there are people out there that life just seems to hate. What they’re going through is so much worse than what I am, and yet, they’re still here. Despite everything they’ve been through, they’re still living. The world beat them to a pulp, and they find the strength to move forward. If these people can do it, keep going despite how hard it gets, than so can I.
Some may read this and see empty words. They’re stuck in their own mindset. A mindset that says everything is terrible. They’ve gone so long in the dark that they’ve kind of just accepted it. But these people, they have to realize one major thing. One huge, life changing thing. They’re still here. They’re still moving, going about their day, even though they know it’s hard. Despite how hard the world hits them, and how hard they hit themselves, they’re still alive. Even though they may still have depressing thoughts, suicidal tendencies, they’re still here.
But we still need to let go. Let go of it all and free ourselves. See the world in a new light, accept that life sucks, and embrace it. The trials will make you stronger, even bulletproof. But only if we don’t tie ourselves down. We can’t let the world, ourselves, keep us on the ground.
It’s time to let go.