Suicide is hurtful – FIND INNER PEACE NOW – it is possible.
You are loved! You are Love – this is your identity, but if you are listening to the ego you will never know it or feel it. The ego is not YOU. Your powerful mind can choose between the ego or the Love within. It is a choice but maybe you don’t see it that way.
I really don’t want to write about suicide. I’d like to pretend it never happened in my family. It is especially painful when you lose someone you love and for me, one I brought into the world. I never, ever in my wildest dreams, thought that suicide would be a possibility. There was so much to live for.
Writing about it is painful but I hope this helps you, whether you are contemplating it or trying to keep someone from it, so you might understand how to possibly avoid this horrific path.
How to help:
If you know someone is depressed or hurting ask them to talk about it. What’s wrong? What’s right? If it feels appropriate say: “I know you are suffering. Would you ever consider taking your life?” Perhaps they will lie but you need to know if it is something they might consider. And they should know how worried you are. I should have done that. I knew he was suffering but I didn’t know how much or that it would lead to terminating his life. A life I loved.
Follow your intuition about what to do but you may need to visit them NOW. I even asked “Should I come to see you” The answer was “No!” But go anyway! Someone who is that sick does not know what is right for them. They may need the comfort of your physical closeness even if they don’t realize it or want it.
We never suspect that when someone is suffering, that suicide is an option. So go to them NOW. Go to them, hold them, take them into your arms tell them how much you love them! Take a leave of absence or if you need to, use vacation days, get in the car, a train, plane or bus and GO. Why? Because if they do complete this terrible thing you will feel guilty for not letting them know how much they mean to you and for saying in person, what your heart needs and wants to say. The act of actually going to someone says a great deal about how much you care.
Maybe you cannot go in person but call them and tell them how much they mean to you. Tell them everything you appreciate about them. Thank them for the love and the gifts they have given you and even describe them. Send them cards, flowers or a gift representing your love. Send a card every day.
Make them repeat back to you that you love them: Have them say “I know you love me.”
If it feels appropriate ask them what they are grateful for or what they appreciate and love. Gratitude is so healthy and if they can find the spark of gratitude inside they will also access the love that they are. Ask “What do you love?”
Counting blessings is a way to realize accomplishments and what is important in life.
“Love is never far behind a grateful heart and a helpful mind.” Quote: A Course In Miracles
Suicide is FINAL.
Once it’s done, it is over and you cannot bring them back.
If you are contemplating suicide because of a struggle with addiction go to http://www.innerpeaceforyou.me and click on “The gift of addiction.”
This website is dedicated to finding inner peace. Perhaps it will give you a way to look at life anew and help you find the peace that is always within you.
When you have inner peace you have everything you need. Find help – it is out there. Don’t suffer in silence. Talk about it, tell someone how you feel and how desperate you are.
You are loved! And you are Love – that is your identity but if you are listening to your ego you will never know it or feel it. The ego is not YOU. Your powerful mind can choose between the ego or the Love within.
Love is patiently waiting for your recognition – It holds you even if you don’t know it. Know it.
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