What would you you study if you were going back to school?
If I were to go back to school, I would undoubtedly study more philosophy. This self-reflective subject sparked my interest when I attended college for my psychology degree, but the prerequisites to graduate overshadowed my interest at that time.
Philosophy in its simplest form, is the study of ideas on knowledge, truth and the meaning of life. As someone who was stuck in a web of depression and addiction for a period of my life, which crippled my ability to soak up anything worthy of my measly existence, I now yearn to absorb meaningful truths that guide me closer to my life purpose. So many words of wisdom have been spoken from those who have already walked my similar life path, that its my passion to explore their mixture of knowledge and opinions, and ultimately seek my own truth that has always been within. Hidden deep inside the darkness of my self-destructive past.
My purpose as I understand it today, is to bravely share my story of suffering and perseverance without the fear of an ever present stigma and self depriving shame. It is to take the lessons I have learned from my past and share this slice of wisdom with those still wandering in the darkness. There is a way out of our own dark misery, so long as we keep searching for the light.
We were all given the gift of experience that isn’t meant to be kept to ourselves. It is meant to resonate within our own existence to eventually form a light of hope that sparks the power of our will, and shines beyond our own ability for those who choose to see it. And maybe our light shines bright enough to eventually spark a light of hope for someone else.
“Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light”- Brene Brown