September 7, 2015

It-needs-kickHelen Keller wisely said, “The struggle of life is one of our greatest blessings. It makes us patient, sensitive, and Godlike. It teaches us that although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”

Those things that hurt us, instruct us. In fact what strengthen us are not our successes but our problems – Our challenges. They call forth our courage and wisdom, and it’s because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually; it’s through the pain of confronting and resolving problems that we move forward in life. It’s always our choice. To move forward – take that risk, and that’s when fantastic things begin to happen!

The birth of a child with a disability, or the discovery that a child has a disability, can have profound effects on the family. I have an insight that I have gained through my own experience of having a differently abledchild. I do not forget the pain – it aches in a particular way when I look back at my initial years of motherhood. But someone has rightly said, “When life gives you a kick, let it kick you forward”. Read More…

Embrace your challenges


October 29, 2010

embrace-your-challengeA commercial ends with a compelling base line, “Enjoy Your Challenges” The back-up snatch is by my favourite band, the Pakistani duo, Strings Khud hi se aage jaana hai, which can be roughly translated as “I have to outreach myself” How does one enjoy one’s challenges? Robert Browning wrote, “Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp,/ Or what’s a heaven for?” One interpretation is that human aspiration must transcend limitations of current circumstances There is no aim then, including heaven, which can escape our reach. Read More…