Movies are incredibly emotive and also fantastic ways of helping you make sense of your own problems that you face in life. This video is a clip from the end of the first of the Lord of the Rings movies where he starts to feel the heavy burden of carrying the ring, a ring that has taken so many lives of ‘strong men’ as it messes with their minds and overcomes them.
Frodo decides to take the journey to the dark and sinister Mordor alone for fear of burdening anyone else with the pain he has to endure, what he doesn’t realise is that even though he wishes to go alone that may be impossible…
From this video realise there is ALWAYS someone who wants to help you and support you through any burden you are having, if not friends and family then volunteers, GPs, doctors, nurses or just people on the street. You don’t have to struggle alone but you do have to take the journey as the journey is yours and yours alone.
Just like in Lord of the Rings where Frodo is the only one who can carry the ring because he is of pure heart we too must accept our illness and then take our journey to heal.
Like Gandalf says in this short clip when Frodo says he wishes the ring had never come to him… “so do all who live to see such times but that is not for them to decide, all you have to do is decide what to do with the time that is given to you.”
Wish I had never had depression but we can use the experience for good
What are you going to do with your time? Can you use your difficult mental health and life experiences in a positive way?
Can you show others that you can survive the difficult journey and that life can be great again no matter the burden you currently hold?
If you want, you can use this website as a platform to discuss your journey and I will share each and every post to the people who are continuing to follow BoM and YOU can inspire thousands and thousands of people to know things can be ok.
I strongly believe together we can help one another through our journeys to finding peace of mind.
If you are struggling please reach out to a GP, a Samaritan or any number of mental health charities, there is always someone who will carry the burden with you. Don’t suffer in silence.