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That’s where my demons lie 

I’m sure it’s safe to say that I speak for all of us when I say that life is not always a bed of roses. No matter how optimistic and positive we choose to be, how great our outlook is, or perhaps how much we search for the silver lining and the lesson that is to be learned, sometimes life is just plain tough and we are only human after all. In the blink of an eye we influence each other’s way of life and we can either make somebody’s day or break it. A gesture, a look, or a hurtful, uncalled comment could change somebody’s day or perhaps even send somebody over the edge. We don’t know how closely somebody is already standing to the edge and it could mean different things for different people. Perhaps they are hanging on by a thread and it could be you who gives that final push. Hard to imagine but I’m sure it is happening more times than we know.

The tongue has no bones and yet it is such a powerful weapon that it can leave it’s victims struggling and hurting for a lifetime. It leaves invisible scars that will alter your behavior and affect your confidence for eternity. You might become timid and shy, retreating to your inner safety of becoming an introvert and what is known to be a loner. You’ll be judged or might find it hard to associate with others. Warning: “Does not play well with others” might become your new label. 

From time to time life just happens and is overwhelming. Such feelings are often caused through the influence of others and it is not easy to put on your smiley face and turn the other cheek. It is disruptive to our soul and we lose ourselves in the struggle of finding our balance again. We are blinded by the pain and act out of character. And so it is that for those very moments when we can’t overcome, we lose the fight and ourselves in the battle, by letting our demons win for just a little while. 

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Who am I, and why I write. I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I am the one, holding on to the silver lining when the skies are gray. I’m a believer that nothing is coincidence, but that everything has purpose. I’ve made my mistakes, don’t we all, but I see them as growing pains and they are a part of who I am today. I have lost myself in order to find myself, and I still do from time to time, but in a good way. I’m a big child who laughs until my belly hurts when life wants to be serious. Career wise: I’ve been there, done that, and I took “The jump” off the hamster wheel in an effort to change my future. I didn’t land all that soft, but I can say that I’m still proud to have found the courage to do it. Coming full circle, I had it all, and yet I was lonely and had nothing. Today I choose to be a collector of moments and I chase memories, instead of the material stuff. Less is more, and the motto is quality over quantity. You’d be amazed at how freeing it can be. I see myself as a free spirit that believes in an unconventional lifestyle. Somehow I go against the grain most of the times, not to rebel, but because it feels right to stay true to my unique and authentic self. It takes courage, and you often stand alone, but if you dare, you soon realize that it is the only way if you don’t want to lose who you are. Just like most, my past wasn’t easy and I come from a life that didn’t always give me the opportunity to be heard. Few related and even fewer cared to take the time. But that’s the past and it’s history, the future hasn’t happened and the “NOW” is truly all we ever have. In the end we all have a story to tell, and we all seek to be understood. We all yearn to be heard and accepted and still life is hard and our path is full of stumbling blocks. If we can see the lessons in adversity we may realize that the toughest moments are often our greatest teachers. There is a reason for the saying that the stars can’t shine without darkness, and it might be darkness that will show you the light.
It took a series of (un)fortunate events, to learn to glow through the pain, to learn how to dance in the rain. I believe in Magic and wonder, and the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. As an empath this old soul often feels a little too much, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Today, I am here to tell my story because I believe that it can help others. It is my hope to bring inspiration and strengths to you, while showing you that it can be done. I know you are out there, and I know you are suffering in silence. I am here to tell you that you are not alone, and your voice is being heard loud and clear. Hang on and be strong, transformation is yours. 
In light and love....Rhapsody Bohème 💙🦋

6 thoughts on “That’s where my demons lie 

  1. This is so very true, that’s why I try real hard to always smile and be kind and helpful to others. And it hurts me inside when someone speaks negative about others even tho they are not present. One person CAN make a difference❤️

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    1. And that is true also and I call it the power of one and might write about it in a later post. One person can make a difference.
      There are many reasons as to why not stoop to that level, retaliate or behave poorly, but we also don’t know what battles somebody is fighting to act this way.

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      1. We are all humans…. And I guess nearly everyone walks through the path one day or the other…. But the way u have put all those words Together display both pain and the gleam of hope one should carry to erase it…. Keep going….

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