ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

READ THE AWAKENING IF LIFE IS TREATING YOU BADLY

Updated on April 20, 2013

When Times Get Rough

Do you, like me have times when it all seems too much?  When you've had enough of dodging the cruel blows life seems to aim at you? When whatever you do seems to go wrong and no matter how hard you try you can't make things go your way?  For the times when Chocolate just isn't enough read The Awakening and get some perspective back into your life.


© Susan Bailey 2009 All Rights Reserved

Down in the Dumps
Down in the Dumps


Some time ago someone sent me this in an email and I found it so inspiring. I have passed it onto several of my friends who have also gained comfort and direction from it. I have searched long and hard to find the author but cannot come up with anyone. I am reproducing it here in the hope that it will inspire others. If anyone can throw any light on who the author is I'd be grateful because I would really like to thank them.

*PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT MY OWN WORK AND I AM NOT PROMOTING IT AS SUCH

The Awakening

(Author unknown)

A time comes in your life when you finally get it…When, in the midst of all your fears and insanity, you stop dead in your tracks and somewhere the voice inside your head cries out…ENOUGH!

I'm so sorry. If you want to read more of this truly inspirational poem you will have to click on the blue title link. I edited something and now Hubpages won't let me publish this again. Such a shame as this was a very successful hub. I hope it isn't too inconvenient for you but other than just take the hub off I couldn't do it any other way. Apologies once again.

I hope you are feeling better and a little bit inspired now. I can't say just how much the words of The Awakening have put things into perspective for me, on more than one occasion. There is a chance this hub may become unpublished because of the fact that these words appear elsewhere on the internet which will be a shame. I am not claiming that they are my own I simply would like to share them with fellow hubbers because I'm sure there are times when everyone could do with a little help.© Susan Bailey 2009 All Rights Reserved

Do Inspirational Words Help?

Some people derive great comfort and even motivation from inspirational quotes, speeches and words. They spur them on to greater things and happier times. They find that if the quote or speech has been made by some philosopher, ancient or modern, it inspires them more than just an everyday person.

In a lot of people, myself included; they are inspired for the moment and uplifted by the revelations they have read but soon afterwards those words are forgotten,

Perhaps you read self-help books and inspirational quotes and poems but find that nothing really changes after you've put the book away. Now that could be because you've put the book away. These little helpers are not designed to be read once and never referred to again. You need to be returning to them on regular basis and making notes, doing any suggested exercises, not every day but say every other day.. Moreover, you have to be ready to make the necessary changes or nothing will change. For change to happen you have to want it to happen. REALLY want it to happen and be SERIOUS about changing things or nothing, I repeat; nothing will change.

The most valuable thing that inspirational or motivational words bring to a person in my opinion is understanding. Understand why things are as they are and why things perhaps need to change.

Change is not immediate nor a one step thing. It happens in small stages often called 'baby steps' which basically means you work on one area at a time. So if you want to leave your current job or even your current lover, first address the problem of where you will work or live instead of where you are now. Just take things one step at a time and work out your strategy. Don't rush headlong into anything without considering the consequences. © Susan Bailey 2009 All Rights Reserved

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      J.e. 

      2 years ago

      may God always bless you all...as he has blessed me. With a beautiful "awakening." I am so happy that these words helped ;) This was written with the intention of helping humanity in general; as an inspirational message. It wasn't supposed to be made public until much later..Somehow it was leaked...what you have read is a rough draft...some copies have been slightly altered from the original...but even so, it's doing its job. I am so happy, it is doing what it was created to do. I can't believe some imposters are claiming this work as theirs, it was always meant to remain, anonymous. It was supposed to remain, "Author Unknown" because the idea was not to want anything in return, except healing of others...love "to" others, through words of wisdom, through words that poured out of deep emotional scars, which through an awakening...have all faded into beauty marks. The story you read in this message "The Awakening" ...is the story of the authors life, and as you can see when you read these words...it is everyone's story...because we are all, learning. The trick is, to quiet the ego, in order for the spirit to sing! enjoy my friends...enjoy!

    • Sue Bailey profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Bailey 

      5 years ago from South Yorkshire, UK

      I am so glad it helped you Anne. Best wishes.

    • anne91 profile image

      anne91 

      6 years ago from india

      it is so beautiful....life has given me so much of pain and has brought me to a point where i see no light ahead of me..my depression has taken a huge toll on me..your hub is so wonderful and it has been able to put a smile on my face..thank you..:-)

    • Sue Bailey profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Bailey 

      9 years ago from South Yorkshire, UK

      Thankyou Saffron, Hubpages didn't seem to like it but I knew it would be appreciated by some even though it can be found quite widely on the Internet. xx

    • profile image

      SaffronGrey 

      9 years ago

      This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing! :)

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)