Have you ever been in a situation when you are so powerless?
Walking past the city,witnessing a elderly man crying and feeling powerless as the earthquake striked destroying his beautiful home which he had spent 5 years building for his sick wife in hospital. Words couldn’t explain how powerless he felt. All the effort and time he had given to this had just been of no use. No one could comprehend the pain in his heart as he so longed to surprise his dear wife who had been suffering tremendously, the incurable cancer. In a situation like that I wonder how powerless one might feel.
Imagine, your boss decides to just sack you from your job for unfair reasons. Imagine when your lover decides to just leave you without explanation and take their belonging. Imagine waking up in the middle of a hospital bed and wrapped up in tubes, unable to breathe on your own. Imagine when a mother rejects her own child and gives them up for adoption. The child tries to go back to be welcomed by their mother just to be rejected.
The feeling of being powerless in a situation is awful. When things take twisted turns leaving you feeling like you can’t control them. No matter, what you do, you end up having no strength to tackle or courage to live. When things happen to you, somehow when you try and words can’t seem to be enough.
What do you do in those times when you feel powerless?
Written by Kudzai Pasirayi