18 July, 2008

Happy Birthday Madiba!

Few do live as long as you have; fewer have gone through what you have been through; and even much fewer have done for their country, for their people and for the whole of humanity what you have done. You have been an inspiration and an example to and for millions. You said:

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

May we, especially the young in Africa, learn from your struggles, accomplishments and wisdom. May God give you and your family: peace, tranquility and health.

Photo from: africadream

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