I understand that pain is temporary and in fact necessary to grow character.
Many days I have danced with anxiety, depression, and even chronic fatigue and yet here I stand taller than ever.
In the past, I have lived with feelings of self pity and felt as though life owed me a favor. Of all people, why was I dealt this hand?
Unfortunately it took me a few years to understand that life wasn’t going to step in the ring and take my place fighting these battles.
In fact, life would rather be my opponent and watch me grow than it would absolve me of my issues.
These moments of self pity merely set me back and allowed me to waste valuable time indulging in immediate comforts which consequently set me back even further.
No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path. -Buddha
One Day I Decided To Get To Work
Now I prepare myself to wage war with mental health disorders everyday.
I decided enough was enough and my life was worth fighting for.
If I am going to wake up on this planet, I am going to do so with a smile on my face and a fire in my soul.
The days my issues are present, I refuse to let them break my spirit. I am unbreakable and there is nothing stronger than the power of my mind.
The days they are absent I work on building my safeguards to ensure that when they return they will be met with resistance.
Everyday they work to fight off any infectious invader that may try to overthrow my mind and break my spirit.
I Am Unbreakable
In the end, it is merely a competition, Me Vs. My Issues, playing the high stakes game known as life.
My issues can try a million and one times but they will never beat me. I was born to play this game and I refuse to lose.
So today I present a challenge…Anxiety, Depression, or even Fatigue…I challenge you to step my way.
You have been in the battlefield that is my mind before and we all know you could not take me down.
All your petty efforts did was make me stronger. Perhaps I owe you a thank you, for you have prepared me for anything life can throw my way.
Shall you return, you will likely not enjoy what you see. You will be overcome by my mind and likely flee to pray on the helpless like you always have.