• Derek Silver

I AM Rock Solid



I remember watching Oprah's Master Class one day and The Rock was on there. Usually I wouldn't be interested in watching this show, but something told me to watch it. I've always had an interest in The Rock because of me being into fitness and how he would motivate me in that area. This time I found a new appreciation for The Rock. Like me and countless others, The Rock suffered from depression.......

I wouldn't never imagined that someone that was as confident and successful as The Rock would have suffered from depression. You see The Rock and you think of a tough, confident, resilient person. When you think of a rock period you think of a hard object that can hurt a person, damage an item, and that is hard to break. You may be able to chip a rock, crack a rock, but it's hard to break a rock. A rock is tough......The Rock is tough and I realized I AM tough.

In that episode of Oprah's Master Class, The Rock said, "I found that with depression one of the most important things you could realize is that you're not alone. You're not the first to go through it"........"I wish I had someone at that time who could just pull me aside and say, 'Hey, its going to be okay.'" "Hold on to that fundamental quality of faith." Have faith that on the other side of your pain is something good."

For years I felt alone.....I didn't know how to express my pain to others and I was afraid that the people around me wouldn't understand. I was afraid I would lose people, people would think I was "crazy." I would feel alone in a room full of people, to the point where I would make myself an outcast and separate myself from people. I knew of depression, but I felt like I was abnormal living in a normal world. I would always hear people loosely using the word "crazy" to describe an individual. Even I would use it at times to describe a person.

Like The Rock, I wish I had someone to pull me aside and say it would be ok. I honestly don't remember if I did, but like The Rock, "Eventually you reach a point where you are all cried out." I got tired of crying, tired of not wanting to go anywhere, tired of feeling like I wasn't living up to my full potential. Living up to my Greatest I AM........

Just like The Rock, I AM Rock Solid. I Am Tough, I AM Resilient, I AM Confident, I AM not alone.

The Rock showed me that on the other side of my pain is something good. I found that good and it was discovering my Greatest I AM. I AM excited for the future.....I AM excited about the positive things in my life.....I AM excited to learn what I Am capable of......I AM..

#TheRock

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