In a series of six interviews, Klaartje van Gasteren, Marnix Reijmerink and Jakob van Wielink talk to known international thinkers, all of whom show that the road leading to our talent and potential also lies in discovering and recognizing our vulnerability. Some of them have had to endure experiences that seem too overwhelming to survive.
The fourth interview in this series is with Azim Khamisa, founder of the Tariq Khamisa Foundation and bestselling author of books about forgiveness that he wrote after the murder of his son Tariq.
“There is no problem in life that your spirit cannot resolve or heal. When my son was murdered, I was overcome by immense sorrow and intense pain. I fainted and had an out-of-body experience. I saw myself lying on the floor and felt calm and peaceful. When I came to, I had an important realization: in this tragedy, during which a young man under the influence of drugs and alcohol shot and killed my son, there were victims on both ends of the gun. That thought opened the path to forgiveness for me.”
The interview is published in the Journal for Coaching in June 2019 in the series ‘Reveal your authentic self’: