At that point, I knew that his personal convictions were not based on reality and that meeting with him was causing more harm to me than good.
I know that this is the last thing that you want to hear… but you have to give yourself permission to imagine what life can be like outside of your mess.
It took me a long time, and many heartaches to learn that “feelings” are not my enemy.
I couldn’t help but feel admiration for him. How does one stand up and make such a bold statement at the heals of your best friend ending his own life? Yet he spoke as eloquently as he could despite his pain. Little did he know that those words would echo in my mind for days to come.