You are standing in a green, lush forest with golden sunlight filtering in through the trees. Everything is peaceful and calm. You feel more relaxed and happy than you have in a long time. Then, memories of pain and loss come rushing back to you. You stare around you, wishing you could stay here, surrounded by the calming presence of nature. Suddenly, you see a man heading toward you. You ask why he is here. “This is a place where you wish to be”, he says, “a place where you can rest and escape sadness and pain. But you cannot stay here forever. It is not your time. You have been through hard times.” You remember how you felt back in real life, the numbness and sadness that felt interminable. The man continues, “You must go back. There are people out there who you love and who love you back and might need you some day. Every person has at least a sliver of kindness in them. You are the only person on this planet, perhaps in this universe, that is truly yourself. Even when you feel hopeless, search your heart for kindness and compassion. Spread it those you love, spare them from pain you feel, for it is one of the things that can make one feel the happiest. You have strength in you. Use it to do what you know is right” Before you can say anything else, you open your eyes to see yourself sitting on a bench on a hill. Your family and several of your friends are calling you. You head toward them with newly gained confidence, and promise to stay alongside them as long as possible.
To anyone who has been struggling with bad events in their life that they have experienced. Don’t give up. There are people out there that are like you, who love and trust you. Violence, fighting back is never always the right answer. Kindness, forgiveness, thought and consideration can bring you rewards more than gold and jewelry, more than fame. It can bring you happiness, love, and success.
~The Nocturnal Muser ©