What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger | #KotaStories

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  • [ – ] Calibri_Funtimes reply It's a hard thing to be a survivor when a loved one dies from suicide. I'm proud of you for being strong and brave and telling your story. Thank you for sharing!
  • [ – ] KotaTail reply Thanks so much for taking part in this challenge. I'm very sorry that your step brother died, and your best friend trying to take the same path. I've had an experience like yours that had me feeling the same way. This story along with Rebel Edge's can really teach a lesson on how suicide can really put you on a negative spot where nobody wants to be. You've been strong throughout telling this entire video, and it was worth hearing every minute of it. Really glad this challenge helped you let your feelings out, mate. :)
  • [ – ] HeroicVillain reply You just missed getting teased by the mean old troll too much. Couldn't stay away, huh? Just keep having fun, Galaxy Girl!
  • [ – ] JustABloke reply What a brave and caring person you are, your experiences both good and bad will strengthen you for what lies ahead. This was a hard video to watch but I am glad I did watch it to the end. This video coming from the person who reviewed one of my all time classic games, you are still amazing.
  • [ – ] Flying_Purple_Pizzas reply Thank you for sharing your stories! You've been through a lot! And you've learned important stuff, things that you may not have learned if you hadn't gone through those painful experiences. You have more awareness of others and more wisdom about life. Valuable things, those, and they don't come cheap. I've had my own painful lessons as well. I once read that it's not the events in life that hurt us, but rather our reaction to those events. When somebody does something and we feel hurt, how are we looking at things? Are we blaming ourselves for the might-have-beens? Are we allowing others to make their own decisions, even ones we feel are poor choices? Can we really control every situation? If we feel hurt, angry, sad, etc., then how do we deal with those feelings? My wife and I lately have been doing a type of therapy with each other that has been very healing. Like you mentioned in the video, we get hung up on our unexpressed feelings, the ones that cause so much pain and get trappe...mored in our hearts where there is so much ongoing damage to us. So why don't we just express them? Well, because we don't know how. So here's what we've been doing. She brings up a story where someone hurt her feelings really bad. Then I tell her to imagine that person in the room. Next I tell her it's okay to tell that person exactly how she feels. So she does, in detail. At some point my wife will say "I hate you!", because she's getting out her trapped anger. I encourage her to say it again and louder, then again, then again until she's really let it out. The important point is that she is getting permission to feel and to express her feelings out loud, to have the say that she never got to have originally. Society tells us we're bad people if we have a negative feeling. That is crap! We are good people having negative emotions and they are poison if we don't let them out. Anyway, then I take my turn and she is listening. It can be done alone but I think it works better if you have someone to support you. Either way, the furniture gets moving around on the inside of us, and painful trapped energies get released. Depending on the issue, it could take a couple goes at it. It's relatively easy and it's free therapy. And it works! Our minds react the same as if the imagined person were really there. It's not meant to hurt anyone, and it doesn't, but instead it lets out trapped energy. This is just a suggestion. I've gone 48 years without being able to do this. Now I'm learning. Maybe it's valuable to others. Either way, you're gonna get better! This too shall pass. This is your life. These are your feelings. You are in charge. You have the power, even if it doesn't feel that way. I hope this helps.
  • Brettkeanevideo reply Listen, when you need time away just do so. If you change your mind and return that is fine. Who cares if people like it or not. Do what makes you happy.
  • Brettkeanevideo reply Usually things that kill us tend to be stronger. God bless.
  • lewren reply Whatever doesn't make you stronger, kills you
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