Its A Process

Out of the night that covers me,

Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

– William Ernest Henley

There is no fear in this heart anymore. No fear of the time to come, no fear of what happened in the past. There is only persistence. The determination to get through this phase, to keep going, to be the master of my fate, and to be the captain of my soul.

There is no fear in this heart I say,

To those who look on,

I keep my fears and failures at bay,

And strive until they are gone,

It is a new day, a new beginning. You are unconquerable. Go out and do what you are afraid of.

Evan Sanders

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  • tcredle
    February 12, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Lol…I also made a post referring to “Invictus” this morning

  • Paula D. Ashe
    February 12, 2012 at 10:23 am

    One of my favorite poems and a great message!

  • Juniper Sunrise
    February 12, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Thank you for posting this. Those words are particularly speaking to a situation I’ve been in for months, and have decided to let go of. Love your project!

  • worldlyobsession
    February 12, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Nice, very inspirational!

  • Austin Sports Guy
    February 12, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    A friend of mine from San Diego put Invictus to music. Sounds pretty good to me.

  • Victoria
    February 22, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Whoa, I just wanted to say that I totally admire you for this blog! It’s wonderful, and this poem by William Ernest Henley is one of my mantra’s (aside from scripture)!