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By Rene PetersPublished 25 days ago Updated 25 days ago 1 min read
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Trying so hard to be a functioning human

Ignoring the signs that my body has done too much

Realizing that I need to pay attention but never doing so

Endless frustration and suffering

Desperate for an escape from this pain

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I worked a lot this weekend and it has been so tiring, both physically and mentally, to try to be a human at this point.

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Rene Peters

I write what I know, usually in the form of poetry. I tend to lean towards mental health, epilepsy, and loss/grieving.

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  • Kayleigh Fraser ✨25 days ago

    This sounds familiar! Because I was working to finish my book for the past two months, I hadn’t been meditating (and a phone reaching addiction was in full swing - still is!). Yesterday I lay down and set a 20 minute timer. My only goal was to be physically still for those 20 minutes. I kept having to restart the timer because I couldn’t settle. Eventually I asked myself (mind wanted me to check my phone, get food, do this, do that) what I was afraid of feeling…. And that’s when I relaxed, and those deep fears began surfacing…. And so I spoke to them one by one as I lay still… and I helped them to feel heard, and validated, and so they all soothed…. And I finally could be still and relax. (This process always comes with a release of grief… your only job is to just allow everything without judging it) I highly recommend this practice ❤️❤️

  • You gotta listen to your body and give it the rest it deserves. Sending you lots of love and hugs ❤️

  • Brenda Fluharty25 days ago

    I'm sure there are a lot of people out there who can relate to this including myself. Great poem.

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