What is holding you hostage in life? What is preventing you from enjoying life to the fullest? Physical hostage is the norm but despite what society thinks…YOU CAN BE HELD HOSTAGE EMOTIONALLY AS WELL. For example *DEPRESSION*!!!
- 🔒YOU BECOME ANTISOCIAL🔒
- 🔒SEE EVERYONE AROUND YOU AS A THREAT BECAUSE IT HAS TRICKED YOUR MIND INTO THINKING AS THE ENEMY🔒
- 🔒YOU BECOME TERRIFIED OF THE WORLD & AVOID EVERYONE AS WELL AS EVERYTHING🔒
- 🔒INSTEAD OF FACING SITUATIONS HEAD ON, YOU 🏃 AWAY AS YOU ARE IN TRACK🔒
- 🔒YOU DO NOT LOVE YOURSELF & THINK NO ONE CAN POSSIBLY LOVE YOU BECAUSE OF IT🔒
- 🔒INSTEAD OF TRYING THINGS OUT, YOU GIVE UP BEFORE YOU START🔒
- 🔒YOU PLACE BLAME ON YOURSELF WITHOUT CONSIDERING ANY OTHER CONCLUSION🔒
- 🔒NO LONGER HAVE THE DRIVE TO REACH YOUR GOALS🔒
I know first hand about being held hostage EMOTIONALLY because I am a SURVIVOR of it! I am currently experiencing flashbacks of the turmoil experience and trying to work through it. The biggest issue I am having is the fact that I WAS SUCH A STRONG PERSON BECAUSE LOOKING BACK I DID NOT LET THINGS IMPACT MY LIFE because my life always been a *LIFETIME MOVIE* so why would this impact my spirit so drastically? I am constantly MOTIVATING MYSELF AS WELL AS OTHERS BUT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN MOTIVATION IS AT A STANDSTILL?
*SIDEBAR* 💡I actually find myself when I slowdown from my day READING BECOMES A WAY TO RELAX. I ran across a post from mzukowskiblog that explained that when motivation is not enough switch it up and live your life by a CODE.
Reading this post gave me another option to consider because as the blogger states “MOTIVATION IS UNPREDICTABLE”. Since I am a fighter before anything else & refuse to go down without a fight I am going to go this route & live by a code. Thank you mzukowskiblog for giving me *MY SIGN*💡. Now back to the topic at hand.👇
Emotional hostage is something that others may not see at the moment because but eventually everyone will. In my particular case after keeping everything pushed down for sometime like the popular quote states “EVERYTHING THAT IS DONE IN THE DARK WILL EVENTUALLY COME TO THE LIGHT”. Things came to the surface it & I only has TWO OPTIONS…
- FACE EVERYTHING HEAD NO MATTER HOW TERRIFIED I MAYBE🚊
Mental illness is not the only EMOTIONAL HOSTAGE someone may have. Troubling relationships, guilt, fear, physical health limitations, addictions, insecurities, or even your low self-esteem can hold you hostage. Most of these with me all rolled into one with me. It took me understanding that INDEED I MAY HAVE DEPRESSION & ANXIETY BUT DEPRESSION DOES NOT HAVE ME & ANXIETY DOES NOT AS WELL. The tongue has more power then we may think and because of that how we word things is extremely important.
When I say “I have Depression” the reason I refrain from saying “Depression has me” is the fact that if I am able to have something…I have the power to let go of it as well. Depression no longer hold me hostage because I have determined my life has a purpose and I am determined to stay up float by any means necessary and everyone else who is being held hostage by anything should do the same as well. God made the choice to create each and everyone on this earth but WE have to decide what WE are going to do with *OUR* gift 🎁 of LIFE. The quicker we break free the faster we can discover our individual purpose. Before things can get better we have to ride through the storms. Once we make it through we become stronger mentally & physically but you first must regain your vision. Create tunnel vision and run 🏃to the finish line🏁with your head held high allowing your determination & drive to become greater than your problems.
There is absolutely nothing you cannot accomplish with a positive mindset and determination! It may seem hard to understand something with a closed off mind, body, and soul. Open yourself up to new options, new opportunities, new ideas 💡, most importantly new outlook on life as a whole!!! Trust me I know first hand how emotional hostage can destroy everything you thought you hold dear and close to your heart ❤ but the greatest blessings are those we worked so hard to receive. I do not believe something that is given instantly is greatly held at the same value as earned. My reasoning behind my opinion is this…A student that has made straight A’s throughout is indeed proud to graduate; now a student who needed a “C” average on their last test in to graduate had to intensely spent many nights studying for the “C” that was desperately needed. Fast forward to the day of reckoning to know if he/or she can walk 🚶 across the stage in order to receive their Diploma.
🙏Everything is not made for the weak & if God allowed it happen rest assure HE HAS GIVEN US THE STRENGTH TO WITHSTAND THE STORM THAT IS HEADED OUR WAY.🙏
SET yourself free from the bondage that is controlling your life HOSTAGE & WHEN MOTIVATION CANNOT CUT ✂ IT…GO ANOTHER ROUTE AND LIVE BY A CODE LIKE mzukowskiblog SAID!
1 thought on “Hostage”
So true about depression and anxiety. It’s like reading my own symptoms back. Keeping it neutral by saying “I’m depressed,” is my thing. Fear and guilt are the biggest hindrances in my belief, they drive the others. And emotional vampires. But if you say that, you’re a) giving them way too much power and b) taking away your own tools to help yourself. Is what I tell myself when I want to play darts with their picture.