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I would like to take a moment to honor a great man, Nelson Mandela, who helped end apartheid and who devoted himself to promote/fight for human rights. What he has done will be remembered and I hope, honored always.

“No one is born hating another person because of the color 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.” — Nelson Mandela

Love is the greatest force there is. It is in love that we are created. It is in love that we see what is good in others.

Love can heal all wounds, and love through forgiveness can give us inner peace.

Love for ourselves will make us wiser and patient, and self-love will help us share our love with others.

This reminds me of a prayer in Don Miguel Ruiz’s book, Prayers: A Communion With Our Creator. The Prayer For Love ends like this:

“Today, Lord, help me to start my life over with the power of self-love. Help me to explore life, to take risks, and to love myself unconditionally. Let me open my heart to the love that is my birthright so that I can share my love wherever I go. Amen.”

I am grateful to all the Teachers and Visionaries like Nelson Mandela who bravely share their teachings and who fight to make positive changes for all.

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