The Demons of Denial and Despair


Darkness“Hello Darkness, my old friend.  I’ve come to talk with you again.  Because a vision softly creeping, Left its seeds while I was sleeping.  And the vision, that was planted in my brain, Still remains, within the Sound of Silence.”

Arguably, Denial and Despair are the epitome of darkness.  When light evades our thoughts and appears light-years away, denial and despair swoop in to conquer our souls, control our minds and forever shroud our lives in the absence of light; for that is precisely what darkness is defined as, the absence of light.

However, as physics dictates in our physical world, for every Action there is an Equal and Opposite Reaction .  This most appropriately applies to Life & Death, Good & Evil, Denial & Acceptance, Despair & Hope.

So, as this hypothesis implies, surely, the mere presence of darkness, all but guarantees the existence of light, if only we open our hearts to its warmth, comfort and enlightenment.  Indeed, Light destroys and metaphorically obliterates Darkness.

Regardless of the circumstance, every situation has multiple outcomes as a result of the decisions we consciously and deliberately make as human beings; every second of every minute of every hour, day, week, month and year of our lives.

DespairDenial is the unwillingness to accept the Truth, whether it be our present situation, condition or foreseeable outlook in life.  Likewise, Despair, the sister of Denial, saps the heart of self-assurance, comfort and hope.  Together, they present a formidable “force”, if you will, that can be difficult to overcome, in the perfect storm.  The perfect storm, that is, the world that WE create.

Faith is the antidote for denial and despair.  Faith in the Light, a solution in a sea of transparency adrift amid seemingly hopeless odds; Faith that our lives are worth saving, or better put, that our sacrifices in this life are worthy of eternal redemption.”

As much as each of us indeed creates our own existence and future, to a degree of arguable scope, we are undeniably influenced by others close to us and those that directed our actions, perhaps thoughts, as young children.  That said, each of us are ultimately responsible (and accountable) for the lives we choose to create, lead and live.

Without question, overcoming denial and despair takes energy, strength and courage.  All three characteristics, however, represent admirable and equally achievable outcomes for everyone.  All it takes is spiritual and mental resolve, directing our free will to populate our minds and hearts with positive, healthy and self-fulfilling thoughts.

Bottom line, our lives are mere reflections of our thoughts, tendencies, hopes, fears, behaviors, habits, actions and resilience or will to actualize our spirit and nature.  The cup will forever and eternally be both, half empty and half full.  It’s simply a matter of to which we afford more energy.Wolves

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life
“A fight is going on inside me, he said to the boy. It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.  This same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.
 
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, Which wolf will win?
The old Cherokee simply replied, The one you feed.”

Brilliant_SunriseTake the time, to examine your thoughts on a regular and frequent basis.  Contemplate your values, apply them to facing dilemmas and solving problems; live a principled life.  If you do that, you will live a life of no regrets and more Ying_Yang_2importantly, better prepare your path and enhance the value of your journey toward the sun, the healing Light of the world, into your unique eternity.  Be well.

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About MW Cerkas

Compassion for People, Passion for Writing, Living my Conscience; "Look for the Good, Always" Positive, Creative, Seasoned Writer, Leader, Marketer, Authentic Spirit, Entrepreneur. Continuously seeking the GOOD in others and how to HELP them. Paying it Forward, Preparing for Eternity. Be well!

Posted on May 28, 2014, in Personal Growth, Philosophy, Theology, Truths, Videos and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. As we wake each day we find ourseves choosing the path that we will follow. Each and every day we can choose to be happy and positive or sad and filled with fear. The choice is ours. Great read Mike.

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    • Larry, Thank you for your insight. Indeed, everything in our lives is a conscious choice we deliberately make. Although the circumstances we are presented with each day are divinely selected, it is our responsibility and subsequent accountability that creates our future. Be well.

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