"I am more experienced now than I was a month ago. I am stronger, wiser and it doesn't end here.
"Coming from a religious background I ask myself in certain situations 'what would Jesus do'.
"And the reality is that he would find silence and would leave his disciples to go to the mountain.
"So, I try to block out the noise and focus on the task at hand. Not necessarily about criticism, we will win games and still be criticised."
Having been a Pirates supporter since birth, Mokwena also added that he was not obsessed about getting the job on a permanent basis.
"I said to the players the last time that I am prepared to be thrown into the fire if it means that's what's best for the club.
"I am Orlando Pirates until the club says so. I say it because I mean it. I grew up at this club and feel the pain and ecstasy."
The time off could prove to have been what the doctor ordered ahead Chippa United league fixture on Saturday.