shayarisms4lovers June18 225 - 11 Linkin Park Songs That Take On A Whole New Meaning After Chester Bennington's Suicide

11 Linkin Park Songs That Take On A Whole New Meaning After Chester Bennington’s Suicide

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He shared so much raw beauty with those of us who needed it most.

The loss of Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington to suicide on July 20, 2017, left a deep whole in the hearts of many — not simply because he is “yet another” famous rock star in the long list of famous rock stars who died younger than they should have (he was just 41 years old at the time), but because his music spoke to us in such uniquely direct terms about the pain he struggled with throughout his far too brief life.

Bennington, like his music, was real and raw — about life, about addiction, about his craft, and yes, about the crippling hold of depression.

I don’t know if it’s a Gen X thing, a Xennial thing, or just an adult human trying to make it through this life thing, but as magnificent as Bennington was as an artist, the lyrics of the songs he composed have a magical quality enhanced by virtue of just how brutally real they are.

In a 2009 interview with Spin, he said, “This is just who I am, this is what I write about, what I do, and most of my work has been a reflection of what I’ve been going through in one way or another.”

I’d be willing to bet that at times more numerous than we can imagine over the past several decades, far more than one person found themselves saved in a moment of soul-crushing desperation when they played their favorite Linkin Park songs, took in the strength and security of Bennington’s literal and lyrical voice, and decided to stay here and “MakeChesterProud.

The depth of meaning in his words is all the more obvious now, of course.

Take a moment to look for yourself and find the messages within these excerpts from 11 of the best Linkin Park songs about depression, suicidal thoughts, addiction and even sexual abuse.

1. “Heavy” from One More Light (2017)

According to the lyrics page on Genius, this song “centers around the emotional weight of fixating on oneself… Chester Bennington said in an interview with 102.7 KIIS FM that ‘Heavy’ is a song of enlightenment, where a person takes a step back and realizes that a great deal of emotional strain is self-inflicted.”

The band shared that the lyrics were written based on their discussions amongst themselves about …

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shayarisms4lovers June18 250 - 15 Best Buddha Quotes About Mental Illness & Finding Your Inner Peace

15 Best Buddha Quotes About Mental Illness & Finding Your Inner Peace

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Help yourself find peace.

Finding inner peace is difficult. It’s even harder if you have a mental illness (sometimes, it can even feel impossible). But, who better than the Buddha to give you some advice on maintaining mental stability and peace? 

With these 15 best Buddha quotes, you’re likely to find something to soothe your soul (at least for a little bit) and give you a sense of peace and direction.

As someone who is clinically depressed and anxious, I have always had trouble finding peace within myself. Like many others, I have tried a lot of options to help me and my mental health. 

None of them worked quite as well as being able to take it day by day and constantly reminding myself that it is all okay… everything will be okay.


Siddhartha Gautama, also known as “The Buddha”, has a lot of wisdom that has been extremely beneficial to my everyday life. Yes, everyone knows that Buddha is an influential figure in our world, yet, not too many have delved within the insight he has to offer us. Buddha has lived infinite lives and understands that everything needs love and forgiveness. This includes yourself as well.

Religious or not, many people attempt to achieve nirvana – to any degree – by practicing Buddhism, meditation, and yoga. However, you only need the mindset to help you through the day. There are quotes that can benefit you through good times and bad. These quotes can help you center yourself.

Whether you’re in need of some perspective to keep you centered today as you struggle with a mental illness or you’re merely in need of some insightful advice; you’re sure to find something to put things in perspective below.


Here are some of my all time favorite Buddha quotes to remind you to live your best life today and everyday.


1. Think Happy Thoughts


2. Learn to Forgive

“To understand everything is to forgive everything.” —Buddha


3. Have Passion

“If anything is worth doing, do it with all your heart.” —Buddha


4. Negative People Are Not Worth Your Time

“The less you respond to negative people, the more peaceful your life will become.” —Buddha


5. It Is Never Too Late To Start Over

“No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again.” —Buddha


6. Think First

“Do not learn how to react learn how to respond.” —Buddha


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