Tuesday, February 8, 2011

View From Space

The astronaut, Rusty Schweigert, went for a space walk, and while outside the capsule something went wrong with his communication device. For quite some time, Schweigert was suspended, literally, in time and space.
When he returned to the capsule, he was transformed.
He had spent his time in limbo staring at the little globe called earth.
He said later that he felt the way a new mother must feel toward her child. He cherished this planet as a gift from God and vowed to spend the rest of his life working to care for it.
Something else the astronaut noted: There was no dividing line between the countries. Nothing separated Russia from Europe, the U. S. from Latin America. It was a vision of unity, of family, of communal blessing.
Perhaps,there is a correlation between Schweigert’s space walk and a person with bipolar disorder. When episodes are in a High or Low Mood , the Bipolar will also be without proper communications. However, the Bipolar views can become peaceful if there are positive thoughts and proper medications.
Schweigert reported all of this to NASA, they sent him to a psychiatrist.
 A person that is familiar to most people with bipolar disorder. Of course, this Astronaut was in a sane place in space. The Bipolar can find that same place, it is just knowing that both can walk the same walk.

1 comment:

  1. I get it. The "highs" and the "lows" of bipolar and the astronaut. They are the same. Funny how he was referred to a psychiatrist.