You Are Your Own Hell

“I think hell is something you carry around with you. Not somewhere you go.”Neil Gaiman

It does not matter what happens to us, but how we interpret and how we react to whatever it is that happens to us.

It is not necessarily our abilities that determine our success, but rather our beliefs about those abilities. How much faith we have, how much courage. How much we love ourselves.

In this hyper-logical world we live in, this game of chess, it’s easy to forget about the importance of having the right kind of mindset. It feels like a race, to own, to have, to pursue, to be busy, busy, busy, but the truth is that our minds can create happiness whenever we want to.

True power lies in the ability to do what you want, when you want, how you want.

True power lies in your ability to control your emotions, your thoughts, your words, your actions.

You can be reactive or proactive.

You can be master or slave.

A victim or a hero.

The choice is up to you.

Heaven and hell. Both reside with you.

This is the battle. The one true battle that you must fight over and over again.

You must be strong and fight this battle at the best of your abilities, because if you don’t know your worth, others will be glad to tell you, but guess how much you’ll be worth according to them?

Not much. Maybe nothing at all.


14 thoughts on “You Are Your Own Hell

  1. This is definitely true. Constantly I’ve always been that kid in school who states, “Yay, can’t wait to do that [insert subject] homework.” Everyone around me stares in disbelief, yet when they go home and procrastinate in order to play video games, they slowly show up to school more and more upset with them self. They hide their depression from them self, until the signs are too strong not to notice, but so strong it is hard to fix.

    Even I went through a state, where I felt that the quick and instant gratification of Games, or food was worth more than the struggles at school. I began to believe that school was a means to an end, not a journey without a set destination.

    The moment we are able to allow ourselves to enjoy our struggles, and the work we do to make our lives better and more fulfilling, no matter how difficult life is; it truly is our ability to cope with our situation that lets us feel satisfied with, not the results, but our actions and mindset.

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    • I like your comment about enjoying struggles. Society gives messages to people that they must be happy all of the time. It’s not always true. Happiness is great, but sometimes struggle is necessary. When I get depressed, I purposefully don’t force happiness upon myself right away, unless I need to for a networking event or something. I just let myself feel bad when my thoughts need that type of processing. I always learn something from it.

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  2. We’re already in Hell, according to an 83 yo man I once knew. Sure, it’s far worse for some than for others. But any life that slides enough will “go to hell” for sure. If you act nobly, or at least with an honest head and heart, you’ll only just avoid Hell. But that’s constant, hard work. My belief is that we’re lifted up and out once we have proven ourselves worthy. Thanks for your insightful post.

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  3. Wow. The crap you say is getting more and more messed up. With thousands of followers, did you ever consider the ones who are in situations completely NOT THEIR DOING AND COMPLETELY FUCKED UP. Yes, we are master and slave. We follow and are followed. You, sir, are followed and just told someone that their shit is completely their own fault. It can take someone years of highly specialized therapy and intensive work to undo what has been done TO THEM. They are slave before master, if they ever reach that goal at all. They are the truly blessed because they will have the deepest understanding of mastery. An understanding you either forgot, never knew, or have covered so deeply that you have regressed under the guise of false mastery. Two steps forward…


    • No matter what happens, even if it’s not your fault, it’s still your responsibility. Doesn’t matter. Never did. And no one cares. The world does not. I do not. I am not meant to pat you on the back and offer sympathy. What do you think this is? Therapy? It’s a blog. Get over yourself, step outside your drama, and be grateful for being able to read blogs and comment inanities on someone else’s blog. Millions of other folks don’t even have that.

      No one likes a crybaby.

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  4. This is all very true. However, managing to have a positive mindest is no easy task. I think that it takes much more than simply realising your mind’s power. It’s not letting this power consume you and understanding the roots of your negativity, so that you can deal with it effectivelly.
    Anyways, thank you for sharing! :)

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