Seriously, what’s up with everyone worrying so much about Nelson Mandela? I know, he’s the father of our nation, he’s a great man, he’s a worldwide anti-apartheid icon, etc. but we must realize; Madiba’s mission has been completed.
We’re all borne into these physical bodies, into this world, so that we may do what our souls can’t and transfer spiritual thought into physical reality. See, there’s many things we KNOW about ourselves. But to know is not enough. The only way to live up to your highest form of being, is by taking everything you KNOW about your true self and turning those thoughts into action, so that you may EXPERIENCE your true self.
You may KNOW that you’re humble, but won’t experience it until acting with humility. You may KNOW that you’re generous, but won’t experience it until acting generously. You may KNOW that you’re accepting toward all, but won’t experience it until you stand up for those being discriminated against.
Life’s not a theory test, no matter how many people act like it is. You can’t KNOW what’s right to do, but not do it, and call yourself righteous. On the contrary, life’s a practical test - only once our knowledge is put into action, do we become the way we think ourselves to be.
Nelson Mandela realized this. This great soul translated his deepest beliefs of love, racism, apartheid and South Africa into actions for the world to experience. And it’s when we experience the pure side of ourselves through the loving actions of others, that something within us is set in motion, and we start acting the same as they do.
Nelson Mandela has lived up to his soul’s knowledge - what he knew himself to be is what he’s become: love, humility, care, compassion, acceptance. His mission in this lifetime has been fulfilled, now it’s time for him to pass on to another one and start his next journey.
We shouldn’t fear Madiba passing on because of us losing our example; we should celebrate him passing on as our example, having been that example until the very end.
And then, we must strive to be examples until the end ourselves.
Madiba didn’t live to act as our light in the darkness; rather, he lived to show us all that we must be our own light in this world, and then, together, we can light a nation.
Thank you for your example, #Madiba.
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