It's not a secret that levels of depression, addiction, and suicide are higher than usual. It often seems that these mental crises occur when people are at the peaks of their lives; when they seem untouchable.
Disappointment is always a leader. People are working harder than ever to get everything they could have ever imagined, in a world that seems more complicated than ever before. But even with success, people still struggle to overcome their demons.
Why are so many of us stuck?
It's simple, really. It all goes back to the energy trap.
The energy trap is the result of all of the negative components floating around inside your mind. They can often go back as far as your childhood. Maybe you were bullied growing up, you had a tough breakup, or you lost someone you loved and couldn't quite overcome the pain.
You may have neglected these traumatizing experiences since your earliest years and; no matter how successful you may be now, that negative energy takes up too much space for you to be fully content with your life.
When I spoke with Alex Rodriguez in 2015 after he was suspended for all of the previous season, he described how he was in a bad place and needed to seek out others to put his negative energy to rest.
On Tuesday night, I went to see my favorite band; Imagine Dragons, perform at Madison Square Garden. One of the best songs they've ever released is "Demons".
The song was written about people acknowledging their insecurities and learning how to overcome them. The subject of the song is in a relationship with someone they feel they don't deserve, due to his/her flaws.
Lead singer Dan Reynolds admitted that he suffered from severe depression while on tour, after battling it on and off throughout his life. It wasn't until about a year ago that he sought out therapy, and learned healthier coping skills like yoga, diet change, and meditation.
In case you're unfamiliar with the song, this is the chorus:
"When you feel my heat, look into my eyes,
It's where my demons hide, it's where my demons hide
Don't get too close, it's dark inside,
It's where my demons hide, it's where my demons hide"
So how do we escape the energy trap? "Demons" continues by saying "I can't escape this now, unless you show me how". Seeking help is a huge first step to defeating your demons. Ask your employer or spouse for a helping hand.
Know that what you're going through is not uncommon. You're not a mistake. You simply just need to escape the energy trap.
Song of the Day: "Demons" by Imagine Dragons
Quote Of The Day: “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” - John Wooden