There is an “I” you feel in your spirit. That “I” is great, rich, popular, beautiful and more successful than you are now. That “I” inspires you to forego many pleasures and make the needed sacrifices. Yet your “eyes” tempt you two see that “I” as an illusion, an impossible, a mirage. Worse still, the “eyes” of your family and friends look at you as if you were crazy, psycho, delusional, every time you talk about that “I”.
It is a battle between your spirit and your body. Remember that the spirit of the Wright brothers saw man flying in the skies among the birds while their bodies were still glued to the ground, while everybody reminded them how impossible it was. Yet today, we all take the aeroplanes, helicopters and jets for granted. “Their ‘eyes’ have eventually seen how right ‘I’ was,” a Wright brother would say. Remember too, how the spirit in a small David defeated the gigantic body of Goliath.
Let it be known today and always that “I” can achieve whatsoever I believe “I” can achieve. Let it be known to the many “eyes” doubting me that one day they shall look into my eyes with admiration and respect in their own “eyes”. And even if we don’t succeed at that, let it be known that we are forever proud that we had the balls, the courage and the faith to at least try.
NGENE CHIBUEZE JOHN
(The Light of Africa!!)