There are always solutions

As hard as life can be, there is no need to take actions from which there is no return!



Many years ago, I saw a young police officer in my work.  He told me that he was called to a bridge with no safety barriers, because a man was on the outside of the railings, completely out of control, screaming ‘I WANT TO DIE, DON’T TRY TO STOP ME, I’M GOING TO JUMP’.  The young police officer gradually moved closer and closer until he was right near the suicidal man.  At that point the man either slipped or stepped off and started to fall.  The young officer desperately grabbed him and he was dangling in mid-air.  The man was now hysterically screaming and begging the officer ‘NO!  PLEASE DON’T LET ME GO – I’VE CHANGED MY MIND – I WANT TO LIVE – PLEASE, PLEASE DON’T LET ME GO’.

The young officer was fit and strong, but it was not like the movies where people seem to be effortlessly pulled to safety.  The officer tried and tried to hold him.  He used every ounce of energy in his body and held the man for as long as he possibly could – but in the end, he could hold him no longer.  Tragically, the man slipped from his grip and fell to his death.

No matter how desperate you feel, it is important to remember there are ALWAYS solutions if you look for them.  But there are some actions from which there is no return, and your resolved ‘future’ self will thank you for not taking them.