What are you looking for?
Because It Does Get Better
By Novni Community Member
Take a deep breath of fresh air, in and out.
Let the fog clear and dissipate from your mind,
As if the sun is rising over what was a gloomy day.
Maybe you feel weak, maybe you feel helpless.
Maybe you feel as if no one is watching
Or no one cares. Or no one ever will.
I can’t tell you what people think,
Because I cannot speak for everyone
But I can speak for you.
You are strong. So much stronger than you know.
Maybe you believe this,
Maybe you’re about to stop reading
In disgust or disbelief.
But it’s true.
Because inside of every single human being,
Inside every single human life,
There is depth, and potential for greatness,
And potential for accomplishment
And most importantly,
Potential for sincere, genuine happiness
And potential for strength and perseverance
All of this is inside of you, even if you doubt it,
Even if you think it doesn’t even exist,
Even if you think you’re not capable of it.
You are capable.
I promise; you are, you are, you are.
Will the sadness ever go away?
Maybe, but probably not.
It will always be there, a shadowy companion,
Dressed in robes of black.
There will be suffering, no matter the paths we follow,
Because suffering is inescapable,
Especially if suffering is a constant state for you,
Especially if suffering weighs down on your mind.
But this does not mean that everything is pointless.
Because the world is not a cruel, cold place.
It is fruitful, and there lies beauty in every corner of it.
You may think that your sorrow doesn’t belong in this world.
You may think that your existence doesn’t fit into this world.
But you do belong here.
And as for your companion,
Dressed in his robes of black,
All you can do is take the pain
And try to turn it into something beautiful.