The name Invictus is taken from a poem written by William Ernest Henley. During difficult times over the last several years, I would think back to the message in the poem, especially the last 2 lines, to try and find inner strength.
This blog discusses my personal struggles with multiple sclerosis as well as other areas of my life where I feel like I have to often dig deep to find the strength to overcome obstacles.
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.