Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Pluto People [Part 2]

Beginning now, Part 2
Perhaps one can however set forth a positive agenda for happiness carrying it out stage by stage. Carrying out a plan designed for happiness even writing it down with the simple steps of 1,2,3 and proceeding to carry each out with little or no emotion will move one into a positive place of peace. Yes it might be considered impossible to "get over things" but one can most certainly "get on with it". I firmly believe there are mental states one can create that can work to alleviate the suffering of many dear folk. We can think of the great grief experienced with the loss of a loved one perhaps the greatest difficulty of all. What could be said or thought of to keep one's life from pining away in grief? I recall one particular approach in addressing the issue I considered truly inspired.

The grieving one would ask themselves the simple question...If their departed loved one were now present what would they say?  Does one really think they'd want their loved ones  the rest of their lives to be under a cloud of great sadness and grief or would they rather want them joyful and happy? Perhaps they'd say words like, "Look what happened, happened and there's no going back to change it! In no way do I want you forever unhappy so rise up, put a smile on your face and carry on!"  Isn't this or something similar what you'd say to your loved one?   In considering this I'd say we gain perspective as we begin to looking at the bigger picture and gain a new positive vision helping us to carry on.

Can one do away with all the sadness of some things that have occurred? Never in totality but can we open the door to a new vision and a new way of looking at things that can clear the mind and heart of never ending despair? I think so. If we're talking about the loss of a loved one never would they want us in a continual agitated state. Living out our existence as a "Pluto Person" is the furthest thing they'd want for us and it would break their hearts knowing that we'd do it. For their sake if not for ours we should never let that happen.

As stated there are an endless number of reasons and situations of life that can bring us to the place of considering oneself, "A Pluto Person." While it's not my intent to make my blog, 'Doctor Bob the Psychologist', I'd like  at times re-visit this "Pluto People" theme for I think the analogy is good---we can feel far separated from others when problems come. Stay tuned for other future times where we'll look at "The Pluto People" again!  I trust you'll find it encouraging.

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