The science of survival.

When Worlds Collide

Remember that the acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve razor blades, including the kinds that come in the form of the words others speak of you that you must swallow.

Remember that your left lung is smaller than your right lung, simply to make room for the heart you hold within your chest.

At your most primal level your heart was favoured, it took precedence.

It will never be incapable of growing, it will never cease to hold the whole damn world within it, so do not try to stop it.

Remember that you use 200 million cells to take one step forward.

Do not vilify yourself for the journey you have walked thus far, for it has taken effort and every single aspect of your body has conspired to help you get to where you are.

Remember that you shed your tired skin every twenty-seven days.

You were not made to hold your past within you, you were not made to carry it all on your back.

You physically let go of every bad thing that has ever touched you; you let go of every regret, of every insecurity.

You are always gifted a clean slate.

Remember that your tongue is the strongest muscle in your body.

You were made to speak — so speak loudly, and honestly about how you feel.

Speak about what hurts you, about what has broken you.

Speak about your story, share it with the world.

Remember that the carbon in your body is the same carbon that courses through this Earth that makes up mountains.

Let this remind you that you can stand alone, you can stand tall, for just like Everest, just like Fuji, you are a force to be reckoned with.

Remember that the bones within your body are as strong as granite.

You are never broken, you are never weak.

When you feel like you couldn’t possibly bear the weight of heartbreak, of growth, remember that your foundations are stronger than concrete.

You were made to endure, you were made to withstand.

 

Repeat after me: you were made to survive.

Every single part of you, every single perceived flaw and every single aspect of who you are, was made with the intention of defying the odds.

You were bred from tough, celestial pieces of this world, and therefore it will never be able to defeat you.

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