I wish I could say the darkness is something you will encounter just once in your life. I wish that wherever you go you only find joy. I wish that suffering doesn’t drain your soul for long. I wish the best and only the best for that lovely, lonely heart of yours. But the truth is, life is unkind to us all. We find cruel people sometimes. We find toxic humans and fall in love with them. Sometimes we are the toxic humans being we have lost who we truly are.
So this is for you if you find yourself lost. This is for you and your wandering heart that is desperately looking for the light at the end of the tunnel. This is for everything that feels like it is holding you down like an anchor and pulling you to the very bottom of the sea.
You can survive and withstand anything.
How do I know this? Because despite everything that has ever happened to you, here you are today. You have conquered every single one of those moments of absolute loss. These seconds where the light feels so distant you will not ever see it again. The days you have spent wandering in the abyss have been rewarded before and they will be rewarded again.
How do I know this? Because I have had several such periods where I genuinely thought the phantoms of my tragedies were going to strangle me and take me down. Where my own hands would not be able to fend them off. Where I was so lost that life seemed like a barren desert ahead of me but here I am. I am still alive. And I have survived. So you will too.
How do I know this? Because the universe gives you conflict and pain to help you grow into a better person. It shows you the way through it’s own darkness by giving you glimpses of light. It allows you to see the human being within, who is made of gold, who can survive anything, who monsters fear. It will guide your way to the end of the tunnel. You just have to trust it. You just have to trust your journey.