The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. ― Plato
The saddest thing you’ve ever done in your life is to beg somebody to love you the way you love them. Sometimes you gotta give up on some people in order to keep you. Sometimes you have to save yourself because there is no prince on a white horse to wake you up with a kiss. If you ever feel stuck, there is no use to keep playing back from the start. But how do you even live without regrets?
Do not be ashamed of what you feel. Ask for what you want. It is okay to cry even if you do not have a shoulder by your side. You are your own definition. You can either choose to be strong or weak. It is all about what you believe. Acknowledge your feelings and you would be so much happier. You owe that much to yourself.
Do what it takes to make you smile. You have to know that life is not at all about finding someone to make you happy. You can only attract the “someone” when you are happy. Be wild. Be bold. Be you. Learn new things. Follow your passion. Chase your dream. Do not ever be afraid to be judged. Find that light. Feel that light.
Smile more. The entire system within your body will think you are happy. Therefore, you will at least find one reason to be less broken. Just make sure you smile to yourself because faking a smile for somebody else only ever scars you a little more. Look up at the sky. It is a big world, and you are not the only one in an ocean of pain and disdain.
Let go of them. Stop pretending to be fine. They should not stay if their mind is elsewhere. You should not stay if you dwell on the memories just because they are not the same. There is only one thing that makes you hold on. One moment that makes you fall in love. After months and years, you still compare the person to your figure of imagination. People change. Let them be. They need to. Set them free. Love only hurts because you expect.
Do some introspection. Look deep within your conscience. Who are you? What do you want in life? What makes you happy? What makes you hold on? Why is everything so difficult? Have you tried to solve it? Where do you want to go? If you concentrate on your goal in life, you will not be lost. If you are not lost, you will not depend on someone else to light a match and guide you home. Keep the lessons. Spill the pain. Go on.
Do not be afraid to be afraid. Plato once said that “the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light”. There is a lot you have not known. Go ahead and figure the secrets of the universe for yourself. Do not be afraid of the future without them. Do not be afraid of the emptiness when they are gone. It is unfair to handcuff their legs just because there is a previous version of them that we like.
The word “light” has two definitions. One means illumination, while the other signifies the state of not being heavy. The only way to both definitions is to stop lifting the darkness. You can only feel the light once you let go. Moments of life will continue to flash by very quickly. Give up on the things that suck the life out of you. And thank them for making it easy.
The things which deserve you deserve a chance to fight for you too.
© VITAK CHEAV