To use his own words, Sam Smith has had to deal with “a few very heavy s – t” throughout his life.
He has experienced a broken heart, fought with his identity and struggled with body image. But today he is stronger than ever – and he shares the wise words he has learned along the way.
“Looking back on a year and a half of therapy and what has probably been the most challenging time of my short 27 years,” he wrote a long Instagram post. “I have watched and read so much in the last 6 months to try to understand all the junk in my head. I have tried to find ways to organize all my problems so that they are bound and organized in folders and boxes, so that they never chase or influence again. “
But he soon learned that that is not feasible. On the contrary, the Grammy winner turned to the celebrated author Brene Brown and her words “I am enough” for guidance.
“I am slowly beginning to realize that the words above are the only words that really matter …. and they are the words of the incredible @brenebrown ….” You are enough, “he wrote to his 13 million followers. “That mess in your mind is not a mess. It is who you are. By constantly trying to change and look for perfection and a life without pain only causes more pain, I realize.”
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Just wanted to share a little thought with you all. Sitting here on my first holiday in a long long time. Looking back on a year and a half of therapy and what has been probably the most challenging time of my short 27 years here. I’ve watched and read so much over the last 6 months to try and make sense of all the mess in my head. Tried to find ways to organise all of my problems so that they are bound and organised into folders and boxes, so that they will never haunt me or effect me again. But I’m slowly starting to realise that the words above are the only words that really matter…. and they are the words of the incredible @brenebrown …. ‘You are enough’ That mess in your mind is not a mess. It is who you are. By constantly trying to change and seek perfection and a life of no pain only causes more pain I am realising. Still on course and learning but feeling the closest I’ve ever felt to a real space of Joy, gratitude and peace. Sorry to blab on. But I know we are all dealing with some really heavy shit at times. And I find listening to words from strangers comforting. So hopefully sometimes I can be that stranger to you guys. Now every morning and every night before you go to bed. Say these words to yourself in the mirror. I’m gonna do it to. We are in this together 🙏🏻 Hope you’re all having a gorgeous summer x
Every day takes work, but, as he noted, Smith is willing to commit.
“Still on course and learning, but I feel closest to a real area of joy, gratitude and peace,” admitted the “How Do You Sleep” singer. “Sorry to blame you. But I know that every now and then we all have to deal with very heavy things. And I find it reassuring to listen to the words of strangers. So hopefully sometimes I can be that stranger to you. “
He ended with an advice for fans to take with them.
‘Now every morning and every night before you go to bed. Say these words to yourself in the mirror, “concluded Smith. “I’m going to do it. We’re doing this together. I hope you all have a wonderful summer x.”