Nelson Mandela, 1918 - 2013.
A life has ended, the struggle will continue.
Nelson Mandela's battle against discrimination has not died with him.
There were others before him, and more will follow.
He became the first black president of South Africa in 1994.
One year before, he had received the Nobel Peace Prize award.
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These words are often associated with Nelson Mandela, even though they are not his.
The message is powerful:
“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.”