Monday, November 21, 2011

Rock Bottom

There is no lower place I know
Than being alone at rock bottom
Because when you are there
The only person who can help you out
Is yourself
And that is the only person
You want to get away from.

3 comments:

  1. Whoa. This really struck me because I've felt this way at one or two points in my life. Analyzing this in a better frame of mind, though, I think that it isn't always true that you can help yourself. I recall a quote, don't remember if it's in Chazal or a chassidic idea, that tells us sometimes you can't let yourself out of your own prison, and you need someone else to help you by lending a hand and opening the door/pulling you out.

    On the other hand, you also have the concept from R' Nachman of Breslov featured in Omek Hadavar's "ein yeiush" - if we believe we can mess things up, we must also believe we can fix them...

    There's also a spouse being able to support you in tough times, and ultimately HaShem is always there - which I don't mean to be cliche.

    Anyway, thanks for the chilling poem - it definitely touches me and gets me thinking...

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  2. Too true. But "down there" is also where you get to learn about the true you, something which is invaluable.

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  3. Shades of Grey- I guess there is always two sides to a coin... but even if someone reaches a hand down to pull you out, you still have to reach back for it... and that's a great song...

    The Professor- You are quite right

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