Its been fourteen years since my attempt at suicide and during that period I have learned a huge amount. Through a great deal of inner work I have actually managed to transmute the experience into an invaluable steppingstone toward a profound sense of empathy for the suffering of all sentient beings. . .
After a while I started drinking and smoking again. I started to use my suicide attempt as an excuse to go completely crazy and get even more messed up. I was damaged goods living on borrowed time. I could do whatever I wanted.
Now seven years sober I look back at these times in awe. I earned my stripes out there in the cracks of societies perfect dream. My life is rich beyond my wildest imagination and I am truly capable of doing my job of supporting others to transcend their perceived limitations.
TRIGGER WARNING: SUICIDE (GRAPHIC)
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