Our problems and issues can sometimes blind us to those of others. We think we are the only ones suffering, but even those closest to us can feel pain without us noticing. But there’s a simple truth which we learn as we age, and it’s something that can improve our lives: we are all broken.
We all have scratches, bruises and scars, both physically and emotionally, from the events in our life leading up to this moment. Nobody is perfect. Nobody is innocent. We have all made mistakes and we all hold regrets. If we’re honest, we’re ashamed of them. Hence why we never admit these feelings to friends and family, and they don’t reciprocate either.
There are times when even the best of us can only see the worst of the world in which we live. The pain, the hurt, the suffering, it all becomes too much, it consumes us. It is us. This can last a day, a week, a month or a year, maybe even several.
However long it lasts, we’re all still searching, looking for that one special person, for that one piece of joy that overpowers all the darkness in our world. Someone to fix us.
But the way in which we do this needs to change. All too often, we turn inwards and isolate ourselves from those usually around us. We try to solve our problems alone. But next time you are down and out, please know this: confide in someone you trust and be open and honest with them. You don’t need to suffer in silence.