Thursday, January 9, 2014
Day 4: The Wisdom of Nelson Mandela
In order to live a life that is free of pain, despair, unhappiness, and negativity you need to free yourself of all those things. And while this quote is mostly referring to his fight for the freedom of all people not just himself, it has other meaning as well. If you go through life with total respect and desire to celebrate the differences in others you will gain freedom and love in your own life.
When you judge people by their differences, make fun of their desires and goals in life, or stop others from being or getting what they want you are in fact blocking your own freedom. We have learned before that one of the best ways to be happy is to make others happy. Joy rises in us when we see the joy in others. Think of how much better it would be to just be happy and grateful for all the differences among us in life rather than judge and spread hate against it. Those who wish hate on others are simply reflecting their own personal judgments of themselves onto others. Spread love and free the world, don't chain it up in negativity.