Death-fall – A Letter

Death-fall – A Letter

To lose ones’ self to circumstances is understandable because life has a way of pushing us to the wall. And when we cannot fight back or hold on any longer, we give in to our challenges and answer the call of fate. This alone is enough tragedy that breaks my heart. If that was all there is, a little light of hope would have quenched the darkness of struggle, pain, hurt and sorrow. But just when we are becoming thankful that we’re on our feet again, a stranger comes knocking and takes from us a gift it never returns. It steals our companionship with loved ones, siblings, colleagues and partners. The fierce hold of the hands of death has never brought joy to anyone. Many times, we curse, we mourn and we struggle to find comfort in troubled seas. We attempt to navigate our way to shore even when we do not have a compass for direction. We get lost in ourselves, in life...
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Why Your Struggle Matters

Why Your Struggle Matters

Why should we progress if it attracts more challenges? Why do we fight to survive and to live if there is no greater purpose? From the beginning of time to our present day, life has truly been less about us and more about others. If for a while you have lived a self-centered life, you will agree that very often you face deep emptiness that acquiring more cannot fill. Life and success has never been about acquiring more money, having the perfect job, living in a nice home and/or having more friends or accomplishments. All these are very important marks in a person’s life but your life and success is more about how well your story inspires others. You have had your share of ups and downs and you have also had your share of victory and losses I believe. All these are a part of your life, a part of your story, a part of your purpose and a part of your message. On...
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How I Dealt With Loneliness

How I Dealt With Loneliness

A friend walked up to me and with a depressing look said, “I have a challenge...” I wasn’t quick to ask what is was but I showed concern. When I eventually asked, “what exactly is the problem?” She said it is about her relationship. She further said she could have asked for my advice regarding the situation at hand but she knows I have no experience in relationship matters. (more…)...
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