Many of us fall. Some stay down and can never get back up. Some choose to give up all together and opt for the exit. How can one approach a rebirth after a great fall to the depths of despair? I don’t know. But I have an idea. There are large forces that one individual can’t change by himself, but there are many smaller factors that are within the power of the individual to influence. I have known this all along, but it takes strength, discipline, and the will to go forward.
Essentially, it all comes down to this — what you decide to see, hear, touch, taste, and smell. The senses are the food for the mind, body, and soul. True, the senses are vulnerable to forces out of our control for a large portion of our waking hours, but it is what you do when the time is your own that can make you or break you.
One must look to one’s life in the past when the sky was blue and sun sparkled on the ocean expanse. What made the sky blue and the ocean sparkle? What enabled you to experience depth in joy in spite of the large forces you couldn’t control? Find the answers to that riddle and then find the strength, discipline, and will to re-create your wretched self.