‘The Authentic Dialogue’ is a sanctuary for honest, heartwarming, and heartbreaking thoughts and experiences. It has been created with love, care, anxious tears, and cookie crumbs.
The idea for this website originated right after the lowest point of my life. I was terribly depressed, isolated, angry, and manic. It was confusing and spectacularly wrecked my life. No amount of ‘empty-your-mind’ meditation was helping and I felt crushingly alone.
It took a long time but I got better with the help of amazing doctors, supportive people (virtual and offline), and a great deal of hard work.
After a lot of soul searching (consisting of cycles of ugly-crying, laughter, and therapy), I realized that my thoughts were neither unique nor original. It was a humbling yet deeply comforting realization.
I’m the kind of person who puts ‘reading & writing’ as hobbies everywhere. It sounds so simple and juvenile but it’s the basic truth. Always loved it. I read everything I could get my hands on and spent hours ignoring the world. I wrote down pages and pages of thoughts in the ugliest handwriting ever. It has been my constant sanctuary. A place that nobody could invade or take from me.
There was a moment a couple of months ago, when I woke up and felt alright about my existence. It wasn’t rainbows and sunshines but a soft blanket, a nice book, and a cup of tea.
That’s when I decided to create The Authentic Dialogue.
I wanted something good to come out of something terrible.
Maybe my misery could be helpful and my experiences could mean something more than just my pain.
And maybe I can selfishly reduce the weight of my emotions by writing and creating.
It started off with wanting to share my writings on mental health and then snowballed into a whole website with subsections!
So, I decided to discuss anything I want- mental health, life, self-development, or literature.
It might be happy, sad, or embarrassing; but if it helps you even a little, or makes you feel anything at all, I would consider my mission successful.
I hope that through The Authentic Dialogue you feel heard, understood, and hopefully, a little less lonely.
To read more visit https://theauthenticdialogue.com/