This is a completely random post but I need a place to write down my thoughts.
This week I have read and heard of many people who are going through tough times. Some I know, some I don’t know, but all the same these things got me to thinking. We all face trials in life, some much greater than others but we all face them. And it seems that there are some people who get beat by life, the burden is to great and they just can’t seem to find joy or peace any more. There are the others though, the kind that can’t be beaten, even when they face what seems like insurmountable challenges. How? How do these people find the courage to keep fighting, to find the sun even when their life seems to be an endless hurricane?
While pondering these questions I remembered the poem “Invictus”.
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.