LIFE is Precious … a precious experience a gift … could you imagine giving someone a precious gift exactly what you knew they would love and they expressed love for it and then made a decision to destroy the gift that was so very precious to them …. would you be hasty to get angry at their ingratitude? or would you look at them differently because of what they have done? What if you were to be curious and simply try to explore the heart of the matter:
While enjoying one of my therapies massage therapy … a real stress-busting health-promoting experience, overheard a mention of the Para-Olympics. Must confess that this was my introduction to it, and my first thought was just how much we could learn from these athletes;
My second thought was of today being World Suicide Prevention Day and how many might not be aware of para-suicide.
TO SUICIDE is to kill off the self …..
When a child is not provided the opportunity to respectfully express their opinion …. what is happening there to that developing SELF?
When persons are silenced as a result of abuse threats or otherwise …. what is happening bit by bit to that person’s sense of SELF?
When a developing young adult gives in to the wishes of parents with decisions that could have been theirs … what is happening to the identifiable SELF of that young person?
When a person feels compelled to hide their orientation as a result of social pressures and conform to expectations … what is happening to the true SELF of that person?
Just a few considerations …. but what if we go a step further … over time if such situations continue …
What happens if one day the person suddenly realizes what has been happening? How do you think they might feel? Angry Depressed Resentful maybe ….
What happens if they try to suppress it and then someone or something causes it to register … What sort of feelings might surface then? Hurt Anxiety Restlessness maybe ….
What if the emotions experienced become unbearable? …
Suicide is more prevalent than we might want to admit …. yet NOTHING happens overnight …. and while there must be the acknowledgment of real identifiable mental health issues beneath a Suicide …. THE FOREST IS SAVED WHEN WE CONSIDER THE TREES ….
Are there ways in which you have committed or are committing para-suicide?
Might you be contributing to someone else committing para-suicide?
Maybe together we might begin to save the forest by checking on some trees that are familiar to us. Prevent PARA-suicide today …
TO BE TRUE TO SELF ALWAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!