The Liberating Feeling Of Knowing You Can, You Shall And You Own It

Lately, I’ve honestly been dealing with a lot of anger.

Why? Because of toxic people, ones whom I’ve grown up with.

As a result, I’ve eliminated a couple of friends from my life and with that, I felt the initial anxiety of making such a bold move:

“What would people think of me?”

Usually when I ruminated over thoughts like these, I’d crush them and shove them down my body with “stronger” thoughts, like:

Fuck this shit! I am the best!”

But today, I give it a new school of thought, one with a huge array of possibilities that speak of bigger truths, higher hopes and ultimately works to unleash the best potential in me:

“Even if I run into toxic people again, I do no need to feel angry. I can be the bigger person and walk away.”

When you read this, it may seem like generic self-help drivel of positivity and hope, but it’s a huge step for me as I start to become better my own way.

It’s a liberation along the path of love, not vengeance.

To end off, I’d like to case a few panels from my favorite graphic novel, The Sandman by Neil Gaiman. This is from the volume, Brief Lives.

Some context:

Destruction, an entity of The Endless (beings that are even more complicated than gods) abandoned his duties and left his realm a long time ago.

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