VERSES WRITTEN IN THE TOWER THE NIGHT BEFORE HE WAS BEHEADED

My prime of youth is but a frost of cares;
My feast of joy is but a field of tares;
And all my good is but vain hope of gain;
The day is fled, and yet I saw no sun;
And now I live, and now my life is done!

The spring is past, and yet it hath not sprung;
The fruit is dead, and yet the leaves are green;
My youth is gone, and yet I am but young;
I saw the world, and yet I was not seen;
My thread is cut, and yet it is not spun;
And now I live, and now my life is done!

I sought my death, and found it in my womb;
I looked for life, and saw it was a shade;
I trod the earth, and knew it was my tomb;
And now I die, and now I am but made;
The glass is full, and now my glass is run;
And now I live, and now my life is done! – Chidiock Tichborne.

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Being Resilient

– Strength to continue on the pah which you know to be true.

A Japanese proverb – “Fall down seven times, get up eight.”

Being resilient is about weathering the stressful storm and finding your ground again.

Resilience determines how quickly we get back to our ‘Ready State’ after the air has been knocked out of us,

when we must push through life circumstances that challenge our every being.

When a person feels strong enough to handle daily life as well as extreme challenges, when you have clear focus and direction for your life.

Practice acceptance – people and emotions come and go.

I am a part of the world not a person whom the world is acting upon.

Know your strengths, understand that failure is also key.

Focus on self-care. This is how we grow.

The only thing that one really knows about human nature is that it changes. Change is the one quality we can predicate of it. The systems that fail are those that rely on the permanency of human nature, and not its growth and development. – Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man under Socialism.