"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens."
This note was sent to me by my good friend, Doubra Porbeni. It serves as a warning to all those that seek power and the consequences of its corruption from over-dependence on it. Enjoy!
Power is very transient and not a stable lover. She is with you today and gone tomorrow. Love her blindly at the risk of you and your family's life. She is like a prostitute and never likes to stay with one person for too long let alone forever. When she comes to you she brings forth a lot of favour and opportunities but always have it at the back of your mind that she is like an "Ogbanje" or "Abiku child" that must move on after a while.
Approximately 10 years ago, on a freezing July night, the cold, hard, truth hit me like a freight train.
NO ONE WAS COMING TO MY RESCUE.
On our bedroom floor, my wife was giving birth to our son, he'd come so quickly that we had just called the hospital to tell them we were on our way. But we never made it out of the house.
The complication was he was breech, and when he had come out to his shoulders, the contractions stopped and he stopped coming. My wife and I stayed calm, but for all my trying I just could not get his head out.