When You’re Down – Just Look Up

human-psycheThe human psyche, albeit adrift in a sea of consciousness, survives by convincing itself it has a divine purpose.  We all have a divine purpose, yes?  Agreed.

As any sea can demonstrate, however, it sometimes get a bit rough; so rough, in fact, that constructs like the psyche can bounce around as a bottle with a cork, at the mercy of the tide, winds and currents.

Indeed, quite the chaotic scenario for the psyche.  And as darkness is merely and pragmatically, the absence of light, so it is likewise with the human psyche, that is, the state of being “down and out” is merely and pragmatically, the absence of being “upbeat and positive“.

Helen_Keller_QuoteAnd as the solution to defeat and avoid darkness is the introduction of light, so it follows that the psyche’s mechanism to defeat and avoid the “blues” or “being down” is to merely and pragmatically, Look Up!

Without question, everyone has times in their lives when everything seems to be going wrong, whether it be relationships, personal health or injury, financial stress or job troubles.   Hello!  We live in an imperfect world, remember?  As with all matters of personal choice, each of us has the power to choose our reaction to life’s bumps in the road.

To the point, how we react to adversity, clarifies and largely defines our character, persistence, resilience and outlook on life.  There are people I admire whom have had plenty of adversity in their lives; and have chosen to react in a positive manner.

Michael_J_Fox_Always_Looking_UpMy best example is Michael J Fox.  Loved him as an actor in the Back to the Future movie trilogy and in his hit sitcoms, Family Ties and Spin City.  As most people are aware, Michael J Fox went public in 1998, revealing he was in early stages of Parkinson’s Disease, having been originally diagnosed in 1991.

His reaction?  Certainly not self-pity or anger, but rather, gratitude for all the blessings in his life.  That’s a tough choice to make when faced with the certainty of a debilitating and ultimately, terminal disease.  Further, he funded and created the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research in 2010.

One of my favorite books he authored was Always Looking Up, which was published in Gratitude_John_Milton2009.  Definitely worth a read and pause for personal reflection and consideration.

“Truly, even when the world around you appears to be going south, even when you are having a terribly bad day, it may be cliche’, however, each of us can be grateful for simply being alive, for being able to experience this diverse world God has provided to and for us, for sharing our lives with those we love, and for the opportunity to make a difference in other people’s lives.”

When you’re down, look up, and pray for God’s Grace and Blessings.  It is such a natural thing to do.  And take heart, See Clearly and rest assured, the best is yet to come.  You’ve Got a Friend.  Be well.



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 November 17, 2014, in Personal Growth, Philosophy, Truths, Videos and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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