Why I wouldn't commit suicide
November 10, 2017 3:51pm CST
There's no religion that holds me back. There's no moral reason, such as "all lives are worth living", that holds me back either. The only motivation is... I believe death is a gift. It's the final destination, a line you cross once the marathon ends. The marathon is mainly about lessons you learn and lessons you teach. It looks like there's plenty to do, one lifetime often doesn't seem to be enough, but maybe someone, Death Herself perhaps, knows how long our journey is, how much we owe. Some of the lessons are about coping with unfortunate mental states, such as depression, anxiety or post-traumatic disorders. I think death is when we're given a reward for our efforts, we'll be praised by the living for our good deeds and we'll be able to get some rest. However, that's a reward we must deserve. Bigger efforts equal bigger prizes. There's no perfect age, I think life isn't about quantity but quality. What about you? What held or holds you back? Well, I thought of making this discussion because a person, who's very dear and close to me, has suicidal thoughts. Photo by Pixabay.
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@sabtraversa I am so glad to read that for sure. It truly is and I know one tie it was so hard for me that I could not imagine another day like that. I took a bottle off pills and went to bed. It was strange because a neighbor that never came in my house came in and found me. I could not recall a second of it I woke up hours later in the E.R and did not know she found me till. I got home 14 days later. I was blessed
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It is a gift although MOST will not agree but when you look at the next level of existence, that DOES NOT require a physical body host to continue, the fact that we are energy always moving and growing sounds very exciting ! Great post and hello btw . . . Have a very happy holiday too Sabrina
@enlightenedpsych2 Right, we can probably continue our existence as another form, a non-physical one, but it would be hard to actively communicate and work on this planet unless that energy is very evolved or some living human we meet is. Thank you! Have merry holidays as well, Erica.
@FayeHazel Thank you. It looks like she's doing better, but she needs a major good thing to improve. It's frustrating when someone doesn't want to seek for help, although she used to in the past, but hopefully a solution will be found in time.
What stops me is really the thought of my heartbroken family. My mother already lost a child to sickness. I don't know how it will affect her if I kill myself. I thought of it so many times, even researched the most painless way to go. Thankfully I have my husband who was just there with no judgement and who constantly reminds me how loved I am. I hope you'll be there for your friend too, just be there, let your friend know that you care. It matters, believe me.
@marapplestiffy I see, I had the same thoughts about family too, I'm the only child my parents have, also the only grandchild my paternal grandpa has, they don't deserve to lose me. I also have an epic way to go, but that won't happen. She knows I care, many people would have a really hard time without her, I hope she keeps that in mind all the time.