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Good bye Nelson Mandela

December 5, 2013
I am thinking of Nelson Mandela who passed away today. I came upon this moments ago and I wanted to share it with you.
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 and 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 were born to manifest the glory that is within us. And as we let our light shine we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Nelson Mandela 1994 Inaugural Speech
4 Comments leave one →
  1. Gary & Marilyn Greenham permalink
    December 6, 2013 4:54 pm

    Good man – I like this tribute to him

  2. December 6, 2013 6:34 pm

    Glad you enjoyed it. It always inspires me when I read it.

  3. Paul permalink
    December 7, 2013 7:41 am

    This without question was a great person among all of us. Such deep insight and fearlessness can and will inspire us to pursue the passion and full realization of our purpose here on earth. Thank God for sharing through Mandela this wisdom and knowlege. God bless us all.

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