As a child I was taught that it was wrong to commit suicide. Of course there
is the legal problems and there are the religious issues. There is also
the stigma of being a coward or if not successful, a failure. I am here to say
that it is your world, your life and ultimately your right. If I am suffering
from Multiple Sclerosis, Cancer of the liver – throat – brain – colon –
stomach – bone – or what ever debilitating disease causing stress
pain or what ever struggle it may come with, why is it not my
right to take my own life? I want to even bring up the selection
of suffering from depression. Depression is also debilitating
and painful disease that drives a person to want to die. How is
it a right of another to not accept or allow someone’s personal
decision? They do not love you less, it is just that they love themselves
more. When a person makes a decision to leave this world put yourself
aside and think of how intense the pain they are in to
make them want to leave your world. They know you love them and
that gives them strength, but you have no idea of the pain they endure.
Walk in their shoes, look at the footprints in the sand. How can you
fault them when you don’t know how deep their suffering goes? I just
know – before you decide to judge or think that a person is too weak,
first think of what you would do if you were in pain and suffering
such a horrible life due to the condition the disease left you in.
Think of how you like to swim or run or dance. Think of how you love to sing,
listen to music, or even play an instrument. Think of the important work you
contribute to the world and think of it all disappear. Think of not being able
to walk or play with a child, go out to a party and enjoy the company of your
friends. Think of not being happy enough to laugh at another joke or smile.
Next time you see someone sick or even hurt please have patience
and love with understanding so you can help their soul grow.
The pain in or outside may may diminish a little every time you
shine some light in their life with a bit of attention and maybe some
jokes. Lend some of your strength and support for those who
have none left of their own. And when they say enough is enough and
they cant take the pain anymore, just respect their wishes and love
them enough to support their actions. If you are close to them and
love them dearly the task can seem barbaric, but imagine
their suffering and realize their pain. They would not want to leave
you unless they could not endure it any longer. At this particular
time it is no longer about anyone else beside them because
only they are going through their pain. In any event I hope
this sheds some light on the ideas of the mind of someone
who is sick and decides to end their life. A person who is not
a coward but a person of great courage. A person who
decides to be the warrior of their disease and not acept defeat.
A person who will take their own life rather than allow the disease
to claim them letting them leave this world with dignity and honor.
For those celebrating veterans day and those who honor the soldiers
of the past should understand the concept of honor and dignity.
Those who fought for our country fight just as hard as those who are sick
and fight their own disease on a daily basis. Hats off and honor to the
soldiers of the past if they are fighting a war or a disease I solute you.
Love and Life
Essence of Inanna