Refuse to fall down.
If you cannot refuse to fall down,
refuse to stay down.
If you cannot refuse to stay down
lift your heart toward heaven
and like a hungry beggar,
ask that it be filled,
and it will be filled.
You may be pushed down.
You may be kept from rising.
But no one can keep you
from lifting your heart
toward heaven —
only you.
It is in the midst of misery
that so much becomes clear.
The one who says nothing good
came of this,
is not yet listening.

refuse to fall down - clarissa pinkola estés
By kind permission of author and publisher, excerpted from The Faithful Gardener: A Wise Tale About That Which Can Never Die, HarperOne, San Francisco, CA, ©1996 Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés. Visit author's Facebook page.