Second Chances

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I remember that night very clearly. Hands around my neck, eyes unable to register with mine. I was staring a demon in the face, and at that moment he wanted to take my life away. It was clear to me that maybe I had made the wrong decisions in life and this was my consequence. Life isn’t all about second chances, but I was given one that night. Someone or something intervened, and I was left alone, crying, feeling sorry for myself that I had ended up in this position. Just another statistic, I was sulking in my own depression for quite sometime. Then a bell rang inside me. I had been given a SECOND CHANCE! I was still alive, and instead of staying in pity, I moved to an understanding that I could learn from this. I could grow from this. I could move on from this. Most importantly, I can help someone to avoid staying in an abusive relationship. There are so many horrible things going on in my own country, in my own city, but it starts with the individual. We need to recognize our own selves, and be aware of our own desires and motives towards others. This is how we heal and unite. Take the opportunities given to us for the benefit of helping another. I am thankful for my darkest experiences, it has made me who I am today.

Connecting INside

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What is connection without first recognizing oneself? I said this in my poetry and music show Sunday, Americans are in dire needs of healing themselves internally. All this madness and hate is within us, but it is not who we are. A year ago, I found myself in one of the darkest experiences. I was not who I knew I could be. I was lost, dealing with my emotions by numbing them through sex, and drugs. It didn’t matter that I had recently graduated college with honors and everything ahead looked bright; there was something missing. It is easy to get caught up in materialism, wanting to be something by having something. I had to discover that materials did not make me happy, it was temporary pleasure, and would never fulfill. Fill yourself up with love for yourself. To love myself has been the greatest healer of all time. I am able to confidently say, “Yes I am happy, Yes I am free, because I love who I am and who I will grow to be.”

– Wynter Eddins

Are we all Mad?

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Amused by other people’s suffering.  Cruelness lies in the blood, selfishness is stuck on us like mud. Filthy thoughts pervading in, and wondering where shall we begin when madness controls our minds and makes up things about our lives. We must acknowledge the pain we have brought others and ourselves, so we can move forward.

-W.L.E.