Cornered By Darkness
The feeling of loneliness can easily creep up into your life when you least expect it. One moment you have all your friends surrounding you, a significant other and everything going for you and the next you find yourself in a new chapter called, “WTF! What is happening to my life?” This is how life works; it’s unpredictable and you have to be prepared for all scenarios because if you aren’t, then you will be hit very hard.
Don’t be one of those people who shies away from their loneliness and keeps their feelings buried within themselves. Whenever you allow loneliness to overwhelm you by not sharing your feelings with others, it invites its best friend named depression. When depression and loneliness throw a party in your bedroom, trust me when I say that you’ll be suffering in pain.
Many people are too proud of themselves to ever admit that they are lonely; to do so means that they are weak and that others will look down upon them. This is because their ego is too inflated and this is a big weakness; your ego can lead to your downfall if not kept in check. Think of your ego as a stubborn entity who sometimes likes the freedom that you give it a little too much; whenever you are easygoing on its leash, it can suddenly take over and do what it wants.
Your ego can be so stubborn at times that it can lead you into depression. It’s not like it wants to do you harm but when you don’t control it, you become more susceptible to developing a mental illness. In this case, it’s depression in the context of loneliness. The worst combination to be suffering from is an inflated ego + loneliness + depression; this is a recipe for disaster.
If you are suffering from loneliness then please come out and admit it to the world. You can do so with your friends, family and even on this platform, but whatever you do, do not withhold it from others. Loneliness is a dangerous breeding ground for mental illness and you don’t want to take a chance going down that path; you just don’t know which way mental illness will take you.
You don’t have to be ashamed of your loneliness; most of the world is going through it right now. You’ll feel much better coming out and sharing it with the world. You’ll also come to learn just how many people are actually suffering from loneliness and this will help make you feel better about yourself, knowing that you’re not the only one. It’s not necessarily your fault that loneliness has struck you; it’s called life circumstances. You just have to find a way to recover from it by continuing to move forward in a positive state of mind.
Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)