“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them”
Who among us can deny the Greatness of this man and his achievements in bringing his nation to a better understanding of Unity and Peace as he put behind him his own personal oppression of imprisonment of 27 yrs.
I have been inspired throughout my life with this great man,
who forgave his oppressors and whose wisdom directed his followers to follow Peace and unity and that all were equal…
His wise words here speak for themselves..
“No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” From his autobiography, Long Walk To Freedom, published 1995
He also went onto say in this same book..
“I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom comes responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended.
Yesterday the 5th December 2013 A Great Man’s journey ended as he passed from this Life into his next Great Adventure.
He said speaking of Death in an interview for the award winning documentary ‘Mandela’ in 1996
“Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity.”
Thank you Nelson Mandela
~Born July 18th 1918 ~ Died Dec 5th 2013~
Age 95 years
In Love and Gratitude for All you have done in the name of Peace for our World
May you rest in Peace