“Be confused, it’s where you begin to learn new things. Be broken, it’s where you begin to heal. Be frustrated, it’s where you start to make more authentic decisions. Be sad, because if we are brave enough we can hear our heart’s wisdom through it. Be whatever you are right now. No more hiding. You are worthy, always.” – S.C. Lourie
Mental illness can be really, really hard. When trapped in the depths of it, it can be difficult to find positives and reasons to hope. When our minds are telling us negative things, it can be helpful to turn to the words of others to guide us through the darkness.
Be confused. When we are struggling with our mental health, putting together a coherent thought can be challenging. Yet this struggle, this not knowing, opens our minds beyond what is comfortable and easy. This can help us to feel compassion and empathy for others who struggle.
Be broken. Accepting that we are broken is the first step toward finding healing. Being broken in this moment does not mean we are broken forever, and it does not mean we should give up. It is a turning point, not a destination.
Whatever you are right now is okay, and you are good enough. No matter what your mind might tell you.