The Struggle Is Real

Don’t fake it.

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If you are struggling, as everyone does at some point in their life, or even if your struggle is different, know that your struggle is real. You don’t need to pretend you are fine and doing well. Faking never gives us power, instead, it snatches away our originality. Showing the world your real self, revealing your weaknesses, talking about your problems and struggle doesn’t make you look weak. The weakness lies in not facing truth; it lies in not representing the truth. It doesn’t lie in hiding your struggle and telling everybody you are doing great when you are not doing it.

Your struggle is real. Accept it. And ask for help whenever you need it. There’s no shame in struggling. Everybody struggles. The reason you don’t know about someone’s struggle is that they didn’t reveal it, which means they hide it. And hiding the truth makes us inauthentic. You must admit your struggle. Remember that when we admit the toughness of life, this is when we find ways to ease it. When we go through a struggling phase or phases of our life, they crush it; they knock us down. They bring us to our knees. The struggle is hard. And the struggle is real.

If things are not working, if you are experiencing issues, if you are going through hell, know that it’s not the imagination of your mind, it’s real, your feelings are real. The thing that is most important to do is remain gentle to yourself, especially during your struggle. Taking care of yourself, of your physical and mental health, is one of the greatest things you can do for yourself. The struggle is not just hard, it’s super hard. And if you will not look after yourself during the darkness of life, you will get lost and will not find the light.

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Hassan Siddiqui

Hassan Siddiqui

Hassan is a heartfelt thinker who believes in the power of the written word to inspire action and enlighten our lives. He is the author of Twenty Bright Paths.