“The difference between the impossible and possible is merely a measure of man’s (a person’s) will, determination and persistence.”

https://mandelamadiba.wordpress.com/2013/07/08/he-difference-b/

 

 

“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.”
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View from the top of Table Mountain with Robben Island in the distance

(where Nelson Mandela, “a true champion of justice, peace and reconciliation” made huge sacrifices being imprisoned all those long years in his pursuit of his cause, his ideals, his dream for a “unified Beloved Country”)
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“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”

 Paddleboard by Gemma Chapman (credit House of Travel)

“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”

– Nelson Mandela

from

http://www.mandelamadiba.wordpress.com

“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 were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is 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.

– Marianne Williamson

I love these words from Marianne Williamson in her book Return to Love, and as used by Nelson Mandela in his inaugeration speech as State President at South Africa’s first Democratic Election in April 1994.

Makorori Dawn (from flickr.com)

Madiba, your immense nobility and generosity of spirit lives on…forever

 

from

 

https://mandelamadiba.wordpress.com/tag/a-tribute-to-nelson-mandela/

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picture (great) by my old friend, John whose photographic talents I definitely do not possess

from

http://www.capetownmypictures.wordpress.com

http://www.sawriter.wordpress.com

and

http://www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

 

Shared by “the world’s absolutely worst photographer”

“You humbly bestrode the earth like a colossus of reconciliation. Madiba, you soared across the heavens, like a comet leaving us to follow the streaks and giving each one of us a flicker of hope in a very disunited, divided world.”

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“You humbly bestrode the earth like a colossus of reconciliation. Madiba, you soared across the heavens, like a comet leaving us to follow the streaks and giving each one of us a flicker of hope in a very disunited, divided world.”

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Picture: Stunning seascape by Anton Gorlin (from www.cuded.com and www.inspirefirst.com)