Yesterday I wrote about finding purpose in pain and later that evening I found out that someone who grew up a few streets from me took his life. Now the reaction by most people would be to say that person was foolish but sometimes it’s so hard to hold on until you figure out the purpose of your pain. There are so many negative thoughts and experiences that can cause depression and lead one to commit suicide and we should be careful not to judge. When someone’s expectation does not match their reality, it is likely that negative emotions or fear based emotions will start creeping in. There are so many causes of negative thinking and anxiety has been highlighted as one of the main triggers. Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying and these disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Dark thoughts and negative thinking are extremely destructive and one of the best things anyone can do in situations like these is continue to visualise the future they want despite what their current reality is. In the past, when I found myself in somewhat depressed situations or feeling a great sense of anxiety, I visualised that future I wanted with the emotions as if it’s happening now…I smiled, cried, laughed, jumped, screamed and did what ever was necessary to feel as if it’s happening now. I needed to become that which I desired…I needed to master the Art of Being. It is indeed sad that this planet has lost another beautiful soul too soon and I do hope in his next incarnation he has the strength to find the purpose in his pain.