How many people contemplate suicide at some point in their lives? It comes from the feeling that life is either unbearable or worthless. You get tired of dealing with the same dramas day in and day out and you can see no way out except self-annihilation. There may be an overwhelming sense of pressure in your mind, or self-hate over who you are. But more than anything else, the thought of suicide comes from your own mind and is not dependent on any external reality. People have the capacity to deal with so much if they feel they are internally strong. The feeling that we can’t deal with it shows a lack of faith in one’s self. It’s really important to bring back self-faith and self-respect.
Someone recently suggested to me that in moments of crisis, you have to ‘take a step back’. You have to detach from yourself, come out of your limited perspective and look around. People deal with so much and are still joyful. Life has to end anyway, that’s inevitable, so why not make the most of the short time you have?
If ever you reach a point where you feel you need to end it all, here are a few things to remember:
1. Everything passes, and this too shall pass in its own time.
2. There are people out there who have faced the same thing as you have faced, and have survived to become stronger and wiser.
3. You can’t change everything, but you can change your attitiude.
4. There are people who love you and want you in their lives.
5. Life is already so short, why make it shorter?
6. This is a creative opportunity so let’s not take it so seriously that it becomes unbearable.