Purge Severe Past Pain Within To Seek Atonement And Resolve

Updated: Apr 13, 2021

Why am I blogging about this sensitive topic? I have a platform and I'm not afraid to speak on topics that are uncomfortable, off the table, secret and unspoken. With research and my own experiences, I find that some people are phobic when it comes to discussing topics that they're uncomfortable with and don't understand. Furthermore, they tend to push sensitive subjects like traumatic life events under the rug rather than to cope and heal from them. They find it easier to talk about it privately than publicly. They find it easier to talk about how happy they are when they're not or about how blissful of a family home they have when it isn't. Let's be honest, not all social media friends are happy campers. I'm talking about your closest social media friends, not the ones that you have forgotten along the way.

Now, of course, some are genuinely joyful. They post about their projects, promotions, accomplishments, birthdays, illnesses, or someone else's. They also post about the loss of loved ones, and on most occasions, they post pictures, jokes, positive quotes, and prayers. These are all meaningful posts. I'm not minimizing any of them, because I'm one of those people. However, if you check my feeds you will notice that I also post about mental health. Oh, the stigma of it all! Look, I'm not the only one. There are others too but you don't see them too often because those types of posts get overlooked. They normally don't pop up in the top popular posts/feeds. Hmm? FB & IG, what's up with that? Especially with the Pandemic and illnesses due to Covid-19. One would expect that mental health would be promoted as well. Thank God for social media Influencers and celebrities that use their platform to address it, like Taraji P. Henson and many others.

My fellow queens, let me ask you this? Do you sometimes randomly come across a post where the person says (I hate life, I'm mad as hell, I'm about to snap! Or people keep FN with me!? How about negative dark quotes or “Please Pray For Me” with nothing to follow. How about people who use social media to fight with family and friends? Oh, and what about people who post encrypted messages that are borderline suicide notes? Well, guess what? I have. Several years ago, I posted a suicide note and one of my family members noticed it immediately and called for help. Paramedics rushed me to the hospital, and I was lucky to have survived my attempt.

It happened in the wee hours of the morning, so only a couple of people noticed it and my family had time to remove it before anyone else did. A couple of days later, I was told that one of my long-time, long distant friends posted on my wall and told me how much she loves and appreciates me and how much I inspired her through some of her toughest times. Even though she didn't know about what I did, she was compelled to send me that message. Along with my family and other friends' support, that right there gave me a purpose to live.

It's probably hard to fathom why anyone would want to end their lives. It's a sin, but when you snap, you're not thinking about that sin or anything else for that matter. You just want the pain to stop, but there are other ways. We simply need to know how to purge severe past pain within to seek atonement and resolve. Sadly enough, most people don't have the will to nor the tools in life to know how to. Do you think people need help that uses social media as an outlet? Have you ever tried to help someone on social media? Have you ever wondered if you were to help, would it make a difference in their lives? I know, sometimes we can't help everyone, but we can at least try to help, one.