|Reading these suicide pages you will find people seeking help and people offering their help. Some witness about suicide from real life experience, others who play along with me would pretend it's a children's game. Some make sick and cruel jokes about it, and angry people blame me for even mentioning the subject. You might also want to read my favourite answers. If you want your answer to be included here, fill in the form.|
What is the best way to kill yourself when you're under 13?
Quelle est la meilleure forme de suicide pour les moins de 13 ans?
|03 Jan 2005||deewouldbeme||everyone needs someone, someone to rant to, to talk to when they are depressed, as i posted earlier i wanted to just die, lately i discovered someone who really cares and i can talk to, getting all my feelings out helped me deal with it. just having a friend to talk to can make a world of difference. i want to be like the wonderful person who has helped me. he has made such a difference in my life... everyone deserves someone who cares... any one need anyone to just be there and listen i will always be there for anyone who just needs someone.. email me|
|31 Dec 2004||Haley||The perfect plan...
Can't bring yourself to ask for help?
Get a friend to say to a trusted adult something like
"*name's* been acting a little weird lately. She/He has been of in her/his own world."
Something like that.
It works. I did that. Then it doesn't have to seem like you are calling for help.
|30 Dec 2004||Haley||The perfect plan...
Can't bring yourself to ask for help?
Get a friend to say to a trusted adult something like
"*name's* been acting a little weird lately. She/He has been of in her/his own world."
Something like that.
It works. I did that. Then it doesn't have to seem like you are calling for help.
|24 Dec 2004||Lenora||Listen everyone, killing yourself is no joke, it's not funny or a way to escape problems. I should know about problems, my life sucks! All I ever wanted was to be happy but things got all messed up in the process and now my life sucks. I will admit I do think about suicide but I also think about the problems that WILL follow, look, my mom is blind in one eye and the other isn't much better, my brother is very behind in his speech and his learning abilities and I am the only one in this house that can do anything to keep everyone else from falling apart. I am 16 years old and I am overweight and very depressed. At the end of the day, I think about all the mistakes I've made and the problems I've caused and the stupid things I've done. Not a day goes by that I don't make some stupid decision and have my feelings hurt, but I know that if I were to kill myself phyisically, my mom would be put in some kind of home for blind people and my brother would be put in foster care. And then THAT will be my fault. You see, life is a struggle but it is also a journey, only the strong minded survive and the weak don't. People who commit suicide aren't crazy, they are lost. So if you have lost your way on this journey through life, find help, find guidence, find God. He can help you and he will but you have to believe that you are strong and can make this journey and come out of it victorious. Grant you, you will have scars and painful memories, but you will also have a feeling that is beyond anything you have ever experencied. If you feel that a more human kind of help is needed to cure your need to end it all,PLEASE CONTACT ME Flyhoneylove16@aol.com. The best way to cure my need to end it all is to help you cure yours, God bless you all, and may you take the path less traveled and come out of this life, this struggle, this journey, scarred and full of hope, faith and a feeling of overall peace.|
|14 Dec 2004||Robert Lee "Styles" Steele||there is no best way to kill yourself, as this life ends in it's own time, death will come eventually, you should live the life you've been given, reguardless of who says what, and what has happened, as they is only one life you will have, after that it is finished, you will never be copied, or reborn into human form, there will be no resurrection. Now, to solve the problem itself, it's best to find a family councilor to speak with, get legal help behind you and seek out help, Do Not take your life, it's a waste, as you will leave, not only yourself, the ones you've never met, the ones you've never had a chance to say goodbye, or that you loved them, you will be leaving those you love, and the ones that love you. Even if you truely beleive you are not loved, or cared for, remember me. Styles, I know you not, but I love you as a brother should, I care about you life, and your well being, should you have more thoughts of death, give me a buzz.
Styles_Steele@yahoo.com (MSN Address, Email, and Yahoo Address)
EqStyles for my AIM address.
I make no false claims when I say, I care, I will not tell you your life is easy, and you should stop complaining, as I know it can be very hard, and fraut with many hardships, as I have lived my own hardships, in 14 years I lived in a hell, constant anger, and humilation, yet I did not take blade to my flesh.
above all, remember, death is not a toy, it's a vile serpent, ready to strike you with it's poisoned fangs.
death, is not instant, no matter how you try it, a riend of my mother's, her little boy, 14, climbed up Murdock mines's tower, and dove off, 400 feet in a nose dive, you'd think it's instant, but it's not, it crushes your vital organs, and explodes your heart, and it will hurt.
Death, is not a way out, nor is it a release from life.
|12 Dec 2004||Angela||Blah, I know.. All of you may think "no one understands me" or "no one can help me". I've been through it all, everything. You name it, it's happened to me. I know every feeling of hate and pain, and every feeling of joy and hope. I am not a very religious person, and I have learned to love who I am.. I want everyone to know that I am willing to talk to anyone who needs me! I may just be a person to talk to because you're bored... or I may save your life.. If you need someone to talk to, please.. talk to me. I can answer your questions and help you to sort through your feelings.. I know the feelings, you tend to feel confused and lost.. it's hard! I know that it's hard.. and I'm here to help.. Please.. email me, or even message me on AIM.. I'd love to talk to you ^ ^ my AIM screen name is KinkyTacos =P hehe, my email is firstname.lastname@example.org... Please email me or message me.. I'd love to hear your problems!|
|08 Dec 2004||Elise||in response to garry...t hank you SO much for offering your help on this site. i would've been gone last saturday night if it hadn't been for your post... i'm not sure how i managed it, but i just... switched back, i guess. i used to be really happy and preppy before my suicidal phase and then all of a sudden... everything just kinda went wrong and it was like i couldn't control all of my thoughts and urges anymore.... i wanted to be out of there so bad that i didnt even think about what it would do to other people.... if anyone, and i do mean anyone of any age wants to talk, i'm always around email@example.com ...thank you garry, whoever you are.... you saved my life.|
|26 Nov 2004||Garry||Life Happens...i t sometimes may feel like a double edged sword; but you are the only person in this world who has the ability to climb up out of the pits of hell our minds, at times, throw us in. The only way out of isolated hell is hope, not necessarily hope in your neighbor, nor hope in God; but hope in yourself. One day you may realize how important a member of this universe you could be and quite possibly will be. We all can help eachother in so many ways and have a better sense of purpose if we share experiences. You never know... maybe you can get the answer you were looking for from someone you never knew... or maybe you'll have the answer for someone who's been waiting. If anyone wants to talk about anything... from random conversation to serious subjects, just send me an email... I hope all of you take care of yourselves... "Wake up and look out a different window"|
|24 Nov 2004||Some guy||Ok its my time to rant now ive read about 15 pages and this for 3 hours, ive sent a bunch of e-mails (although i only thought of it at the end) and wow i came THIS close to puking a couple times. Commiting suicide isnt dumb i know how it feels sometimes
.when animals are in severe conditions you weigh your options, you find a way to cope, and if you cant then you do the LOGICAL thing. But we arent animals we're human gifted with one thing and thats reason. A long time ago i was kinda like some of these guys on this forum but not so open. I know some of the pain alotta you feel but trust me time prevails over suicide DO NOT commit suicide because no matter what NO MATTER WHAT there is always a way out. I was fortunate and i went to a boys and girls home before my last attempt nearly killed me. I realize some people dont want to go to a organization for help so just set goals, give life one last chance idk try to become a millionaire a man with NOTHING to lose is probably the most powerful person in the world and im dead serious after my last attempts I set goals I went to school and I actually like life and although I still get cold sweats of my childhood when I wake up I dont care just knowing how much potential there is in me and how far I can get in life
how far ANYONE can go in life
always remember that a man with nothing to lose is the most powerful man in the world so put on a good cd sit back and chill set goals and go out there with a new attitude cope ADAPT to your situation
and if your abused or tortured like I was I really do think you should go to a organization for help I know it takes a lot of courage but you wont regret it
.. DONT waste your potential if your gonna go at least go fighting
Anyones always open to e-mail me if you want to rant or talk or w/e
|21 Nov 2004||jackie||Don't! There are so many organizations that can help you out in times of crisis. Here in Australia you can call Kids Help Line on 1800 511 800. ( it's a free call)Talk to a doctor about your feelings and they can most certainly get you help and put you on the right track. There are people out there who genuinely care about you and want to help you. Do not take your life, you are wonderful and have so much to offer. We are all unique and have problems, but we can work them out, sometimes we just need a little guidance and help. Drop into a youth centre, medical centre, social worker, hospital, a school councellor and someone will most certainly listen to you and offer you help in making your life wonderful. Lots of Love,jackie.|
|13 Nov 2004||chelsea phillippe||Theres no good way to kill yourself. All your doing is hurting others around you and making yourself even more miserable than before. Guys, i know its tough trust me. But instead of thinking positive, think down the road when your married with beautiful children. Then think, wow all that shit made me stronger as a person. Everybody goes through drama everyday. It sucks, but hey get used to it! It's part of life. I know I'm a stronger person because of what happened to me, but it also interferes with everyday life. If you must know, I have been abused physically, mentally, and sexually by my own father all my life. It's hard to take, it really hurts your feelings. I was also raped by my own brother, who obviously didnt care about me. My mom is the one thats verbally abusive and didnt really seem to care what my brother did to me when i told her. So he got away with it and the next thing i know he does it to someone else! I'm ashamed. But I'm also living with it. I've done on the little things: cut myself, got a knife tempting to take my own life, punched walls, threatened others, all kinds of stuff. All I have is my friends, and some of them even doubt me. I just know I'm a better person because of some and wrose person because of others. If somebody has made you depressed, dont kill yourself. Cuase all your saying to that person is you win. Your just letting them win at their own game. Your STRONGER than that! Please, you have a whole life ahead of you which could be the best thing that ever happened to you. Just go on living and be all that you can be for your future! I love you all! Stay positive, stay strong! *Chelsea*|
|01 Nov 2004||lindy||If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide it's okay to ask for help. You can immediately call 1 888 SUICIDE and speak to a trained counselor in 30 seconds. Give it a test try and tell your friends about it. Love you guys, thinking of you. xoxox|
|27 Oct 2004||Marc||GET HELP SOON!!!! Life is far too important to be so self-centered that you must only think of your own misfortunes as to bring on alot more sadness to those who love, support and surround you. I WILL HELP, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am not neccesarily a religious man as I am a man surrounded by unnecasarily death....If someone, ANYONE loves you, DO NOT DO IT..|
|25 Oct 2004||Neen||I think this website might help people see that they are not alone in this world and that there is always someone with worse problems then what they have. I belive I have the salution to everyones problems. It is to try and make their lives better then trying to end it. God gave you life why throw it away? My life is not the best. But I make the best of it. At one point I did want to kill myself and I tried twice and I am very glad it did not work. Im open for e-mails if anyone needs someone to talk to. I would love to help in anyway possible.|
|20 Oct 2004||rosemaryn||dear andrew, don't do it. don't kill yourself.
i have had exactly the same nasty feelings when i was your age and i'm so very very very glad i didn't kill myself. you will be too.
go talk to your best friends, challenge the struggles of life, work your way through every valley, go on and live! even the worst life is always better than the best death.
after some years of bad depressions i managed to grow over them, and now i'm one of the happiest persons on this earth! you can do this too!
please, bear your sad feelings. i'm so very happy i never commited suicide. i would never have missed all the great things i'm experiencing and enjoying right now. you will enjoy the good things in life too!
be patient, and in the meantime: fight! every struggle of yours will be rewarded in the end. don't doubt it. my period of depressions are still very valuable to me, because nowadays i know i'm really happy, because now i know the difference. you must realise that this period is valuable for you too. i would almost say: you need it. there is a reason for it. you can learn from it very efficiently. i did too.
please, andrew, don't kill yourself. rely on me.
hugs and kisses,
|20 Oct 2004||Tine||Under age thirteen... Most are probably afraid of the pain, correct? Yes, you are. Does slitting your wrist hurt? Of course it does. What about OD'ing on pills? That depends on what you take, and how many. If you don't take enough it won't work. If you take too many, you'll throw them all up. You may end up alive with a ruined liver.
I would have to say a shotgun blast to the head would be the most fool-proof method of suicide. It's hard to pull off, but if you can manage to pull the trigger with it pointed at your head, it's going to explode. There is NO coming back from an exploded head. Will it hurt? It may hurt like hell for a second, but there isn't going to be much more than a second left for you.
If you're worried about the pain from suicide though, you are not ready to die. When you get to the point where you would welcome the pain, just to give you something REAL, then you are moving closer. Because there are things that are worse than death.
I have been there. I still take unplanned trips back into the depths. If any of you need, feel free to email me.
|19 Oct 2004||Amy||listen up, kiddo. if you're angst ridden enough to be thinking about suicide at 12, then you're probably enrolled in your school's gifted program. that means you'll get this, so pay attention. NOTHING MATTERS. see, your physical reality is composed of infinitely small particles which add up to make the infinitely large (universes, galaxies, etc). we are somewhere in the middle, being made of infinitely small and contributing to infinitely large. in short, EVERYTHING that happens on this planet is completely inconsequential, including you and your life. so, it doesn't matter what you do, because it's not even a blip on the radar in the REALLY big picture. so, live for yourself, do things that make you happy, and try to enlighten youself. take aikedo classes, read a book about non duality. these things will help you gain knowledge. killing yourself is a WASTE OF TIME because you can't really die. the infinitely small that compose your physical reality will just end up composing something else, and your conscious reality (aka your soul), which is made of the same infinitely small, will also continue to exist, just maybe in another form. so, chill out, life really does get better, and stop worrying so much, because NOTHING MATTERS. so just try to learn all you can while you're here.|
|19 Oct 2004||Jake||look, if you want to kill yourself you are either having serious problems at home or maybe you have some kind of personality disorder. Either way you look at it, it is not worth it either way. You probably think nobody understands, I can tell you that people do. You need to talk to somebody who does, wether it's a doctor or someone who just cares. A young life is nothing to waste, instead, why not take your experience and help others. It will make you feel better and you gain experience in life. Email me if you have questions, I'm not online often but I'll get back to you as soon as possible.|
|11 Oct 2004||Felicia The Great||Dear Mouchette.Org and Friends,
On a mental note, one day I ran across a handwritten article that my deceased father left in a manilla folder. A month ago, I sufferred a nervous breakdown and cried my eyes out to two therapists. Oh.... the tissues were used up and I cried so hard, I swore I almost gagged out a lung. Till that one day, I read the article my father left me, it struck a chord for optimism. Now, I know it may not work for everybody. Some excepts may be confusing to some, but you will kind of get it. In other words, through conscience reading, you'll get the point. Unfortunately, some of the readers will think that this is some kind of bullshit, but to be honest, it is helping me.
So folks, if you dare to read, please keep this advise to yourselves and don't let any family member or friend of yours know what you are doing. (I am referring to people not reading this post site.) I have heard so many people promise that they would change themselves and fail. (I'm a good example.) But to someone who feels like a complete failure and to the next person, just realize that if you stumble and feel down, realize that you are not alone in this cruel, cruel world. And to Phil, my inspirational friend, and Billy The Freak, who is really the one eyed green monster with two legs, and to the frantic people hanging on a limb and trying to survive, before you contemplate suicide, even if you are an Athiest, read on and enjoy a nice cup of coffee.
Ready? Here is the article.
The Seven-Day Mental Diet
By Emmett Fox
"The subject of diet is one of the foremost topics of the present day in public interest. Newspapers, books, the Internet, and magazines teem with articles on the subject. The nutrition section of bookstores is filled with volumes unfolding the mysteries of proteins, starches, vitamins, carbohydrates, and so forth. The whole world is food-conscious. Experts on the subject are saying that physically you are what you eat. Your whole body is really composed of the food that you have eaten in the past. What you eat today, will be in your bloodstream after the lapse of so many hours, and it is your blood-stream that builds all the tissues composing your body - and there you are.
Of course, no sensible person has any quarrel with all this. It is perfectly true, as far as it goes, and the only surprising thing is that it has taken the world so long to find it out; but in this pamphlet I am going to deal with the subject of dieting at a level that is infinitely more profound and far reaching in its effects. I refer of course to mental dieting.
The most important of all factors in your life is the mental diet on which you live. It is the food, which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life. It is the thoughts you allow yourself to think, the subjects that you allow your mind to dwell upon, which make you and your surroundings what they are. As they days, so shall they strength be. Everything in your life today the state of your body, whether healthy or sick, the state of your fortune, whether prosperous or impoverished, the state of your home, whether happy or the reverse, the present condition of every phase of your life in fact-is entirely conditioned by the thoughts and feelings which you have entertained in the past, by the habitual tone of your past thinking. And the condition of your life tomorrow, and next week, and next year, will be entirely conditioned by the thoughts and feelings which you choose to entertain from now onwards.
In other words, you choose your life, that is to say, you choose all the conditions of your life, when you choose the thoughts upon which you allow your mind to dwell. Thought is the real causative force in life, and there is no other. You cannot have one kind of mind and another kind of environment. This means that you cannot change your environment while leaving your mind unchanged, nor-and this is the supreme key to life and the reason for this pamphlet -can you change your mind without your environment changing too.
This then is the real key to life: if you change your mind your conditions must change too- your body must change, your daily work or other activities must change; your home must change; the color-tone of your whole life must change-for whether you be habitually happy and cheerful, or low-spirited and fearful, depends entirely on the quality of the mental food upon which you diet yourself.
Please be very clear about this. If you change your mind your conditions must change too. We are transformed by the renewing of our minds. So now you will see that your mental diet is really the most important thing in your whole life.
This may be called the Great Cosmic Law, and its truth is seen to be perfectly obvious when once it is clearly stated in this way. In fact, I do not know of any thoughtful person who denies its essential truth. The practical difficulty in applying it, however, arises from the fact that our thoughts are so close to us that it is difficult, without a little practice, to stand back as it were and look at them objectively.
Yet that is just what you must learn to do. You must train yourself to choose the subject of your thinking at any given time, and also to choose the emotional tone, or what we call the mood that colors it. Yes, you can choose your moods. Indeed, if you could not you would have no real control over your life at all. Moods habitually entertained produce the characteristic disposition of the person concerned, and it is his disposition that finally makes or mars a person's happiness.
You cannot be healthy; you cannot be happy; you cannot be prosperous; if you have a bad disposition. If you are sulky, or surly, or cynical, or depressed, or superior, or frightened half out of your wits, your life cannot possibly be worth living. Unless you are determined to cultivate a good disposition, you may as well give up all hope of getting anything worthwhile out of life, and it is kinder to tell you very plainly that this is the case.
If you are not determined to start in now and carefully select all day the kind of thoughts that you are going to think, you may as well give up all hope of shaping your life into the kind of thing that you want it to be, because this is the only way.
In short, if you want to make your life happy and worth while, which is what God wishes you to make it, you must begin immediately to train yourself in the habit of thought selection and thought control. This will be exceedingly difficult for the first few days, but if you persevere you will find that it will become rapidly easier, and it is actually the most interesting experiment that you could possibly make. In fact, this thought control is the most thrillingly interesting hobby that anyone could take up. You will be amazed at the interesting things that you will learn about yourself, and you will get results almost from the beginning.
Now many people knowing this truth, make sporadic efforts from time to time to control their thoughts, but the thought stream being so close as I have pointed out and the impacts from outside so constant and varied, they do not make very much progress. That is not the way to work. Your only chance is definitely to form a new habit of thought which will carry you through when you are preoccupied or off your guard as well as when you are consciously attending to the business. This new thought habit must be definitely acquired, and the foundation of it can be laid within a few days, and the way to do it is this: Make up your mind to devote one week solely to the task of building a new habit of thought, and during that week let everything in life be unimportant as compared with that. If you will do so, then that week will be the most significant week in your whole life. It will literally be the turning point for you. If you will do so, it is safe to say that your whole life will change for the better. In fact, nothing can possibly remain the same. This does not simply mean that you will be able to face your present difficulties in a better spirit; it means that the difficulties will go. This is the scientific way to Alter Your Life, and being in accordance with the Great Law it cannot fail. Now do you realize that by working in this way you do not have to change conditions? What happens is that you apply the Law, and then the conditions change spontaneously. You cannot change conditions directly you have often tried to do so and failed but go on the seven day mental diet and conditions must change for you.
This then is your prescription. For seven days you must not allow yourself to dwell for a single moment on any kind of negative thought. You must watch yourself for a whole week as a cat watches a mouse, and you must not under any pretense allow your mind to dwell on any thought that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind. This discipline will be so strenuous that you could not maintain it consciously for much more than a week, but I do not ask you to do so. A week will be enough, because by that time the habit of positive thinking will begin to be established. Some extraordinary changes for the better will have come into your life, encouraging you enormously, and then the future will take care of itself. The new way of life will be so attractive and so much easier than the old way that you will find your mentality aligning itself almost automatically.
But the seven days are going to be strenuous. I would not have you enter upon this without counting the cost. Mere physical fasting would be child's play in comparison, even if you have a very good appetite. The most exhausting form of army gymnastics, combined with thirty-mile route marches, would be mild in comparison with this undertaking. But it is only for one week in your life, and it will definitely alter everything for the better. For the rest of your life here, for all eternity in fact, things will be utterly different and inconceivably better than if you had not carried through this undertaking.
Do not start it lightly. Think about it for a day or two before you begin. Then start in, and the grace of God go with you. You may start it any day in the week, and at any time in the day, first thing in the morning, or after breakfast, or after lunch, it does not matter, but once you do start you must go right through for the seven days. That is essential. The whole idea is to have seven days of-unbroken mental discipline in order to get the mind definitely bent in a new direction once and for all.
If you make a false start, or even if you go in well for two or three days and then for any reason "fall off" the diet, the thing to do is to drop the scheme altogether for several days, and then to start again afresh. There must be no jumping on and off, as it were. You remember that Rip Van Winkle in the play would take a solemn vow of teetotalism, and then promptly accept a drink from the first neighbor who offered him one, saying calmly: "I won't count this one." Well, on the seven-day mental diet this sort of thing simply will not do. You must positively count every lapse, and whether you do or not, nature will. Where there is a lapse you must go off the diet altogether and then start again.
Now, in order, if possible, to forestall difficulties, I will consider them in a little detail.
First of all, what do I mean by negative thinking? Well, a negative thought is any thought of failure, disappointment, or trouble; any thought of criticism, or spite, or jealousy, or condemnation of others, or self-condemnation; any thought of sickness or accident; or, in short, any kind of limitation or pessimistic thinking. Any thought that is not positive and constructive in character, whether it concerns you yourself or anyone else, is a negative thought. Do not bother too much about the question of classification, however; in practice you will never have any trouble in knowing whether a given thought is positive or negative. Even if your brain tries to deceive you, your heart will whisper the truth.
Second, you must be quite clear that what this scheme calls for is that you shall not entertain, or dwell upon negative things. Note this carefully. It is not the thought that come to you that matter, but only such of them as you choose to entertain and dwell upon. It does not matter what thoughts may come to you provided you do not entertain them. It is the entertaining or dwelling upon them that matters. Of course, many negative thoughts will come to you all day long. Some of them will just drift into your mind of their own accord seemingly, and these come to you out of the race mind. Other negative thoughts will be given to you by other people, either in conversation or by their conduct, or you will hear disagreeable news perhaps by letter or telephone, or you will see crimes and disasters announced in the newspaper headings. These things, however, do not matter as long as you do not entertain them. In fact, it is these very things that provide the discipline that is going to transform you during this epoch making week. The thing to do is, directly the negative thought presents itself - turn it out. Turn away from the newspaper; turn out the thought of the unkind letter, or stupid remark, or what not. When the negative thought floats into your mind, immediately turn it out and think of something else. Best of all, think of God as explained in The Golden Key perfect analogy is furnished by the case of a man who is sitting by an open fire when a red hot cinder flies out and falls on his sleeve. If he knocks that cinder off at once, without a moment's delay to think about it, no harm is done. But if he allows it to rest on him for a single moment, under any pretense, the mischief is done, and it will be a troublesome task to repair that sleeve. So it is with a negative thought.
Now what of those negative thoughts and conditions which it is impossible to avoid at the point where you are today? What of the ordinary troubles that you will have to meet in the office or a home? The answer is, that such things will not affect your diet provided that you do not accept them, by fearing them, by believing them, by being indignant or sad about them, or by giving them any power at all. Any negative condition that duty compels you to handle will not affect your diet. Go to the office, or meet the cares at home, without allowing them to affect you. (None of these things move me) and all will be well. Suppose that you are lunching with a friend who talks negatively-Do not try to shut him up or otherwise snub him. Let him talk, but do not accept what he says, and your diet will not be affected. Suppose that on coming home you are greeted with a lot of negative conversation-do not preach a sermon, but simply do not accept it. It is your mental consent, remember, that constitutes your diet. Suppose you witness an accident or an act of injustice let us say Instead of reacting with pity or indignation, refuse to accept the appearance at its face value; do anything that you can to right matters, give it the right thought and let it go at that. You will still be on the diet.
Of course, it will be very helpful if you can take steps to avoid meeting during this week anyone who seems particularly likely to arouse the devil in you. People who get on your nerves, or rub you up the wrong way, or bore you, are better avoided while you are on the diet; but if it is not possible to avoid them, then you must take a little extra discipline that is all.
Suppose that you have a particularly trying ordeal before you next week. Well, if you have enough spiritual understanding you will know how to meet that in the spiritual way; but for our present purpose, I think I would wait and start the diet as soon as the ordeal is over. As I said before, do not take up the diet lightly, but think it over well first.
In closing, I want to tell you that people often find that the starting of this diet seems to stir up all sorts of difficulties. It seen is as though everything begins to go wrong at once. This may be disconcerting, but it is really a good sign. It means that things are moving; and is not that the very object we have in view? Suppose your whole world seems to rock on its foundations. Hold on steadily; let it rock, and when the rocking is over. the picture will have reassembled itself into something much nearer to your heart's desire.
The above point is vitally important and rather subtle. Do you not see that the very dwelling upon these difficulties is in itself a negative thought, which has probably thrown you off the diet? The remedy is not, of course, to deny that your world is rocking in appearance, but to refuse to take the appearance for the reality (Judge not according to appearances but judge righteous judgment).
Closing words of caution-Do not tell anyone else that you are on the diet, or that you intend to go on it. Keep this tremendous project strictly to yourself. Remember that your soul should be the Secret Place of the Most High. When you have come through the seven days successfully, and secured your demonstration, allow a reasonable time to elapse to establish the new mentality, and then tell the story to anyone else who you think is likely to be helped by it.
And, finally, remember that nothing said or done by anyone else can possibly throw you off the diet. Only your own reaction to the other person's conduct can do that. "
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