18. Mar, 2013

Time to Laugh at Your Pains!

Self harm is serious. 5 cuts or a hundred, scratches or deep wounds, barely visible or scars for life. The pain that a person feels who takes a blade to their skin is not determined by the seriousness of their scars. They all kill their pain with pain. Every cuts tells a story, and behind every single one of them lays more pain than someone from the outside could ever begin to understand. The smallest scratch can hold hours of tears and hatred; the frustration and hopelessness can't be measured in blood. They will all see their reflection in the mirror and every day be reminded of what they have done to themselves. They will all make excuses for wearing long sleeves or not going for a swim. They will all know both the reliefs and the regrets of this brutal addiction. Self harm is a disease of the mind, and the amount of scars on the outside does not show the amount of suffering on the inside. 1 in 12 teenagers self harm

Trust me I have been there and thought there was no possible way out. Cutting myself was taking the easy way out. It was like I was accepting defeat. I have realised that I am more than a conqueror! No trial or tribulation would cause me to stumble. Instead I choose to fight and look my past in the face and laugh.

Today we must put an end to those who continually conflict themselves and help them through all the trials and tribulations they are being faced with. With God, he would take away all the burdens and misery. Enough of inflicting yourself! This would not help take away any despair; It would only take you deeper into depression. All you have to do is decided to let go of all the sadness and misery. Take each day one step at a time and God would do the rest.

Jasmine Cannon-Ikurusi