Anchors

What’s keeping you here–those anchors–are stronger than any suicidal ideation you may have.

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I heard him speak softly between my tears and gasps for air, you have significance. Those anchors you just listed are stronger than any other thoughts you may have. You need to reach out when it gets tough; we’re not meant to do life alone.


I’m not entirely sure I want to be here, I whispered, unsure I wanted him to hear, unsure of what his next move would be: would I be hospitalized again?

Anchor {noun}: a person or thing that provides stability or confidence in an otherwise uncertain situation.

Anchor–what keeps you stable in the storm? List them out for me. You feel as though you’re hanging on by a thread and that there’s nothing keeping you here, but that’s just a feeling. It’s not a fact.

List them out for me.

This pain you’re feeling–this emotional pain–it’s valid. It’s not about your past anymore. It’s about what’s going on in your present, and you have a lot going on. And it’s valid; you’re valid.

Those things you just listed? Those are the truths, those are the facts of your existence.

Facts of your existence.

Right now, you don’t know how you’re going to get through this, how you’re going to reach the end, what the end is even going to look like. But faith, life, is about taking one step at a time. And right now, letting out the hurt and the tears is the first step.

Anchor–the facts of your existence.

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