October 14, 2022

Hold Your Centre

Reason enlivens the mind; the ineffable enlivens the Heart. Martin Buber.


Recently I came across a poem that I thought was especially meaningful in today’s daunting world.

It’s all about resilience and courage.

None of us can go back to who we were before the pandemic. Change is the new coinage. The challenge for each of us is how best adapt to the new realities. Here’s the poem: Over to you…

A Center

You must hold your quiet centre, where you do what only you can do.

If others call you a maniac or a fool, just let them wag their tongues.

If some praise your perseverance, don’t feel too happy about it – only solitude is a lasting friend.

You must hold your distant centre.

Don’t move even if earth and heaven quake.

If others think you are insignificant, that’s because you haven’t held on long enough.

As long as you stay put year after year, eventually you will find a world beginning to revolve around you.

Written by Ha Jin. A Chinese-American poet and novelist.


Stay safe. Stay strong. Stay engaged.

As always, thank you for reading me.

I hope to see you here again soon.



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