disappoint us and bog us down. And if they come repeatedly we
may end up in a permanent state of depression and
dejectedness. Despondency and despair are the worst enemies of
the mind. Their rust makes the heart lose its shine and turns
a vibrant individual into a lifeless creature. Faith in God is
shaken and endless is every road taken.
Yet, let us
never get bogged down; let us rise after every fall and get up
after every slip. Getting hold of ourselves in these times is
not easy but a strong faith in God and believing in our own
selves does help undoubtedly. However, further strength can be
acquired if one looks at those around us who keep struggling
in life and still seem to be at peace and find solace in their
Let us look
beyond our own selves and see how the poor and the deprived
are coping with the hardships of life.
Let us see the
physically challenged individuals around us who labour through
their routines with intense difficulty.
Let us observe
the orphans and widows of our society – how they strive in
life knowing the endless misery that lies in store for them
Let us behold
the sick and ailing people around us – especially those
terminally ill. Some of them know that the end may not be far.
Their plight is so very distressing to the eye.
Let us finally
reflect on all those in misery who still thank God for what
they have and not brood on what they have not.
If we can do all
this and continue this journey of keen observation, we will,
God willing, become people who find a new energy in them and
the will to go on even when the chips are down and hopes have
been dashed to ground!