If someone were to ask me what one of the most important traits to have is, I would probably answer “compassion.” When you are compassionate, you are willing to sympathize and try to understand another person before judging them.
Also, compassion allows you to feel for his or her pain as well as joy. Think of the word: “com” which is also in community and is a Latin root for “together” linked to the Latin root “pati” which means “to suffer.” When you are compassionate with someone, you are suffering together.
When we don’t know who to hate, we hate ourselves. – Chuck Pahlahniuk
Self-harm is a difficult topic to discuss. On one hand, you do not want to trigger other people which might result in them hurting themselves. However, staying quiet about it can cause you to harm yourself even more.
Lately, SIB has not been as difficult for me. Still, the urges will rear up at times. Here are some helpful quotes for understanding and suffering through this unhealthy coping skill.
This band deals with the topic great suffering and shows hope for a bright future.
42. Selected Tenth Avenue North Songs
My mother and I sometimes exchange uplifting songs. Hearing the inspiring music helps, but being sent a video that tells a similar story is even better. One of my favorite songs that she sent me was “You are More” by Tenth Avenue North. Plus, a good friend Jess loved to write quotes and lyrics. Since this was one of her favorite songs, it always reminds me of her. Because of the depth of “You are More” and how it speaks about pain, I decided to find more songs from Tenth Avenue North for Media Monday. They are a Christian group, but their lyrics will touch people from all faiths and beliefs.
“You are More” from their The Light Meets the Darkalbum
“Worn” from their The Struggle album
“Let It Go” from their Over and Underneath album
“Healing Begins” from their The Light Meets the Dark album