I looked into the morrow petrified and fear decided to adopt me but hope came to play as I rummaged through my mind seeking reassurance .... my heart began a race nobody invited her to as I entered into the realm of introspection, soliloquising whilst at it.
We were told to work hard, “dream big” that an unwavering approach to living will help us birth our dreams without caesarean, but alas our due date has come and gone and “our water never broke”.
We were told that if we take a “chill pill” the persistent fever we carry in our souls will abate, but we continue to shiver like dancing leaves without redress.
Many of us are residents of “lala land”, we build our castles in the air and whine and whinge irritatingly that our foundations are defective, whilst trapped in a dimensionless nightmare refusing the succour that tough decisions proffers.
Insanity is now the new sane, it is in vogue to “craze small”, but not to the “bugije” level, a sprinkle of mad they claim keeps the vultures at bay, but don’t let anyone lie to you, if your mind is not “on point” you will be toast.
Country hard” na poor man song, if we are expecting that things will dramatically turn around and we will then align, we are in for a rude shock, we have to start from where we are at and stretch our ambitions to elastic limit .... wetin you carry for heart, convert that to passion, wetin you carry for soul, convert that to drive.
Many students of life’s school of hard knocks have graduated summa cum laude by girding their “emotions” thus preventing wantonness, sieving their “intellect” thereby avoiding information overload, the discipline of the “will” through the building of the muscles of discernment.
We must also learn to daily nourish our souls with nuggets of wisdom, chunks of humility and a large dose of empathy.
Do not listen to naysayers as they pussy foot around your destiny planting weeds of doubt to suffocate your resolve.
Find peace within, look up in hope, fasten your seat belt of faith and you will stay afloat despite the storms of life.