Last week I was having a particularly tough time dealing with many different life issues. My roommate then came to me with an article that she reads when she is feeling stressed or overwhelmed. Upon reading this article, I began to cry because I could connect so well with what the author was saying.
Although I’ve never really followed mythology before, I found myself connecting with the goddess that the author was talking about. The Hindu goddess that is mentioned is, Akhilandeshvari, and her name essentially breaks down into meaning “never not broken”. As I continued reading I began thinking about the people I know who have struggled with depression, mental illness, or life tragedies that leave them feeling alone and beyond repair. Almost everyone can connect with feeling broken at some point; being so hurt that you just want to lay in a ball on your bedroom floor and never get up.
This article pointed out that it is in these moments that you become strong. If everything in your life had always been perfect, you would never learn any valuable life lessons. I’m sure there are many life events we all wish we could bypass or never have to experience, but the truth is that we learn more about who we are as a person during these times.
I encourage you to read the article and I hope it gives you the sense of hope and peace that it gave me.