Happy Birthday Nelson Mandela

Happy Birthday Nelson Mandela

Today, 18th July 2012, South Africa is celebrating our ‘Madiba’s’ 94th birthday: Happy Birthday Nelson Mandela, may your path amongst us all be blessed for many years to come! We need your courage, light and inspiration!

Happy Birthday Nelson Mandela Image by Bianca Gubalke

Happy Birthday Nelson Mandela

Let’s remember these words from Nelson Mandela’s famous speech – may it be a birth-day in our minds daily and show the only way to true liberation…

“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 frighten 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 doesn’t serve the world.

There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.

We are 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 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.”

So ham… I am… in the true spirit of Ubuntu!