“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven” - John Milton - Descent. It means being down on your luck, Down in your hell, deep sea-diving into your doubts. It’s daunting – a new kind of despondent. It’s a great valley, in which you are downcast. But you are no bottom dweller. You must remember that – descent – Can be an ascension even if The pressure rises the deeper you go. You must remember that There can be a heaven in a hell, The seafloor is a disco coral reef after all. Best you remind yourself these things.
*Katabasis is a Greek word to describe some type of descent. In literary studies, it can be understood as a downward journey into the underworld.