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A word on the hillsborough incident from BoM Founder

Depression,Motivation

Date : April 26, 2016Comments : 0

Justice has been served, the families of the 96 Liverpool supporters who lost their lives to the horrific tragedy at Hillsborough has finally been declared as no the fault of the Liverpool people and in fact, a cover up and failing between the people, in society, we tend to trust the most, the Police, the emergency services,the match organizer and the government bodies involved.

For over 27 years the families of the 96 and the people of Liverpool have denied the opportunity for the Hillsborough event to be sweeped under the carpet and forgotten and is an incredibly emotional experience for all those involved. For the justice system to finally admit that the people of Liverpool were completely innocent and not at all how had been perceived by high officials in the conservative party or The S*n mainstream newspaper and finally, the true people to blame will be brought to justice.

There are many things we can learn from this long and challenging court case in terms of our own lives and I want to share my thoughts on the matter in what I hope is a sensitive but powerful messages that the people involved have really made a strong message.




1.Never give up

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Again and again the police refused to admit they lied about what happened on the day of the tragedy to the dismay of the families fighting for truth and justice. Over 27 years they had to withstand the injustice, every time knocked back and lied to they never deterred from their need for the truth and closure on what really happened.

This power of never giving up that the people of Liverpool and more importantly, the families of the 96, shows that as long as you never give up you DO stand a chance at achieving what you really want even when it may at first seem impossible. Don’t EVER EVER give up! Keep fighting for your health and ‘contentment’.

2. Out of darkness can come light

Nothing is more horrific or tragic than loosing a loved one to an unexpected event. To never see the person you love the most in all the world to an accident and also be made to feel like it was your fault you lost them must have been a very heavy burden to bare. To after 27 years getting the result they hoped for it was ‘the golden sky at the end of their storm’.

the importance of the breath

When tragedy or hardship happens to you it hurts a lot but in terms of  your own difficult experiences can come good things. I know when the event actually happens it hurts so much, your heart feels like it has been ripped out and can take a long time to heal but alas eventually there will be good that comes out of the bad. A the weekend I met a Nepalese man, funnily enough, a year exactly after the earthquake that ruined so much of the historic artifacts of the area. He informed me about how after the earthquakes and tremors the people become closer and were helping each other more and he was hugely positive towards the possibilities  of the new investments that will happen in the area due to the terrible earthquake that happened.

The reality of tragedy is that in most circumstances of difficulty a positive situation is likely to happen some time in the near future.

3. Never accept ‘labels’

The people of Liverpool were labelled ‘thieves’, ‘drunks’, ‘moaners’ and ‘rough’ for many years after this incident happened because of a British newspapers report on events and the local government at the time also portraying the people in the same light.

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The Liverpool families of the 96 and the people of the city didn’t care what people labelled them with and didn’t waste time being labelled a certain way, in fact, Liverpool was recently nominated one of the friendliest places ‘in the world’ and yes, I may be biased being from Liverpool but it truly is one of the friendliest places you can ever visit.

We should never let others opinions of us or negative comments affect us or stop us living our life or trying to achieve levels of comfort that we all desire. Live as honestly, determined, playfully and gently as you can in life without being gullible and you will never go wrong. 

4. Keep yourself motivated

Music Headphones

Finally, but not least, find ways to keep yourself motivated when you feel all hope is gone. LFC and its supporters has been singing this song at the start and end of every game since the incident and not only does it give the players and fans a boost but it also reminds us that we were always fighting for justice for the people who lost their lives on that tragic day and were lied to and wrongly vindicated for so many years. It kept the people of Liverpool’s belief that one day justice would be reached and it also kept the families believing that they too could find some peace and finally….it happened.

Likewise, when you are going through your own difficulties do things that keep you motivated, find songs that inspire you, play games to keep you laughing and joking, learn new skills, laugh, watch comedies, fall in love, pursue your hobbies and your dreams. Motivate yourself and feeling the emotions that go with the motivation are powerful assets in filling a dark situation full of light.

5. Final word

I am incredibly proud of the families of the 96, not only am I from Liverpool but I am person who believes in justice, honesty and integrity and to know that finally, the truth has been told must have been a huge relief to those that lost people on that fateful day.

Wishing all the familes and those affected by this news the most peaceful lives from this day forward and beyond.

Youll Never walk alone lyrics

When you walk through a storm
Hold your head up high
And don’t be afraid of the dark
At the end of the storm
There’s a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of a lark

Walk on through the wind
Walk on through the rain
Though your dreams be tossed and blown

Walk on walk on with hope in your heart
And you’ll never walk alone
You’ll never walk alone

When you walk through a storm
Hold your head up high
And don’t be afraid of the dark
At the end of the storm
Is a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of the lark

Walk on through the wind
Walk on through the rain
Though your dreams be tossed and blown

Walk on walk on with hope in your heart
And you’ll never walk alone
You’ll never walk

You’ll never walk
You’ll never walk alone

Author Name : John Wilson

Hi folks! John Wilson is the founder of Battle of Mind and Seek A Therapy and a practising web and graphic designer. Before this John was also a part 1 architect in 2008 but due to the recession found it hard to find part 1 positions so retrained as a teacher only to find that wasn't right for him too...this led to him having a severe breakdown due to excessive debts and no opportunity. He had to refocus himself, his life and how he saw the world. It is with these difficult experiences that Battle of Mind was born and the desire for people to know there is a way out of any difficulty they may be facing. "When things seem to be falling apart they are actually falling together"

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