is a subject I seldom think of, or care to contemplate. I am writing this post today, because I am dedicated to offering value to all those my style of thinking can reach.
It is quite troubling to me that so many people I know, are at least somewhat considering suicide! Often, these appear to be otherwise brilliant people! So where did this toe-gem of a bad idea come from?
Granted, the stress level of modern society is off the hook! It seems to be becoming harder and harder to find a space to center oneself. Also, many personal expectations of life have been challenged by the changing times. We cannot expect to fulfill all, or even most of our vintage comprehensions of who we should be.
I suppose that some just want to clock out while they are ahead:]
There is another category of people considering suicide, because they are so tormented by physical or mental illness, that they find life unbearable. My heart goes out to these people. I can get that there is some point when suffering can overcome the will to live.
Regardless of the reasons,
I am asking that anyone who wishes to end their life do their very freakin’ best to find a calm spot, and think about this matter very carefully!
Now, get this….
I am in no way trying to preach to anyone about what’s wrong or right. It’s just that suicide is a decision you can not take back!
As a young kid, I was big into drama. Once, when I couldn’t get my way, I told my dad that if he would not let me do whatever, [I forgot what], I would kill myself!
I’m still shocked at my father’s wisdom in his response!
He didn’t even blink. Sitting wordless for a moment, he broke that silence with a haunting piece of wisdom.
“I learned a very important thing back when I was in the navy. See, when I was off duty, my friends and I liked to party, and we partied hard! We would get so drunk, that we were really insane. Despite that insanity, I never forgot the most important rule of my training, that it is unwise to enter any building with only one way out. If you must do so, always stand or sit facing the door, so you can see what’s going on, and who is coming in.
This has saved my life many times. I don’t want you to have to go to war in order to learn this. The worst thing about killing yourself, is that it is the ultimate room with no escape!
Once you enter that place,
it no longer matters if you change your mind. The time for choices will be over!”
That was all he told me about that, and reverted to small talk. Such wisdom!
After that, the thought of suicide became off limits to me, in any serious sense. Sure, I went through a punk phase where I wrote “suicide” on my jacket, but that was just rebel flexing, if you get my meaning. Making decisions that cannot be recalled, are very scary, and usually stupid!
I hope that sharing my father’s words will help someone!
Mistake not that I don’t have my own take. This is far from over! So now I will speak my thoughts about this subject.
1. For all the religious,
what does your faith believe about suicide?
Most religions speak loudly against it, and a majority claim that it is a damnable sin. This means, you will go to hell!
Other religions state that it is an obstacle to enlightenment, which is about the same as the previous, except there is no penalty, only loss.
There obviously are exceptions to my statements, but these can be clearly seen as a political movements adoption, adaption of a religion. I will mention no names!
That’s all I will flex from religion!
What’s really important to remember, is that
will only exist, as you are now, in one time and space. I am not refuting reincarnation, just that you will never be
here again! As you are.
When you die, you are gone. No more to feel the sufferings of life, but equally unable to feel the relief.
3. What I find way more important,
is that I know that every being has a place in the “Great Scheme Of Things”, though I really could care less how they play it! I do hate to see anyone cheated, screwed, and lost to themselves.
4. I see reports on the state of humanity, and our planet, everyday. Seriously, I study this shit!
Every day, lives go down the crapper for various reasons, and so many of these souls are crying for
“One More Day!”
Just one more chance to perceive, and be a part of this phenomenal world,
“One More Day!”
To be with family, to work on a trade, to find oneself, or to be alone. “Please God,
Give Me One More Day!”
So you are truly tired of life? You just want it to end? You want to suck the barrel of a shotgun?
Not sure what more needs to be said.
I would recommend that if this is really how you feel, that you spend your life in the service of others. That way, you will be ending yourself, but in a good way. You could make a difference to those who do love life, and want more. Maybe your calling is here.
5. Are You Sure That Ending Your life Is A Good Idea?
See, no matter how wise or stupid you are, someone will follow your lead! Would you advocate this path? Would you tell your kids, “don’t worry if life gets tough, if it does, just kill yourself.”
6. Now, on to the deep stuff!
unconvinced, want it all to end!
Once again, I must remind you,
that this life is your one chance to claim your space. You have a mission to accomplish, and a world to build! Who for, you may ask? For you! You were brought here, possibly without choice! Building your kingdom probably involves getting the most out of this world you were brought into. You may not like where you are, and if so, how great would be your joy to change that!
I am convinced that this is a world built for warriors!
To me, failure to arise to the occasion is repugnant, if it is self made. Death will find us all soon enough, but we have work to do, and an immortality to achieve!
There is no room for losers in this world, but only you, can make yourself one! To die in your service is to achieve your island, your point in time, and a kingdom of your very own! So you have to have enough guts to keep going for as long as you can. It could be a very long ride, but well worth it. You, are all you will ever have.
Almost a year ago, I had an MRI of my brain. See, as with all, aging causes health problems, and my doctor recommended I get one. This was the most enlightening thing that ever happened to me. You might need to experience it to get it, I don’t know. I will try to tell you what happened to me that day.
The procedure was drummed up to seem quite scary. My doctor prescribed a valium to prevent possible panic. I was inserted into a “metal cave”, and heard crazy techno music blasting into me. Scary? Only a little bit. It was mainly fun! After getting out of the chamber, I saw the technicians processing the data on my brain. The coolest part was that I saw my brain live, and fell in love!
From that image, I saw what I really was. Funny to think about or say, but seeing the real me released me of the need for anyone else! That doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy social gatherings, making love, or the communion with family and friends. It’s like I know now who really loves me, and I love them too. They are such a wonder, and miracle beyond measure. They are me!
I encourage you to find yourself,
the rewards are great!
Your choices are, and well they should, be yours, and yours alone! I don’t report people with suicidal thoughts. If you want to die, go for it! Please make your decision consciously!
As for me,
I love this world, and all her good, and all her evil, because I love myself, and I am of her.
Love and blessings to all!