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12/06/2013 04:52 pm ET | Updated Feb 05, 2014

Change Your Shoes and Create Change... Thank You, Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela's passing is filled with so many lessons for humanity, and for each of us individually.

Do you think that you cannot "change your shoes," step out of all that holds you back, and leap in to all that you desire for your life and for the world? Of course you can, that is your purpose!
Do you think you cannot achieve that which you most desire? Your desires are burning to be fulfilled!
Do you think your efforts are in vain? They are not -- they are drops that build into the most powerful ocean!
Do you think you cannot make a difference? You are here to do exactly that!
Do you think that peace is a dream too far beyond our reach? No! Our arms were created to embrace it!
Do you think you are too small? You are infinitely powerful, and as large as you see yourself to be!
Do you believe you are only one? No, you are one, you are many, you are divine!
Do you think you are alone? Close your eyes and feel the God that embraces you!
Do you think you are unworthy? Cry tears for all you were born to be... and be!
Do you think you are too busy? Time is your gift for you to unwrap as you will!
Do you think it is all about wealth? You are right -- a wealth of compassion, love, and acts of kindness for each other!
Do you think that you can love in public and hate in private? No! The world has eyes that see though that!
Do you think the wounds from your past prevent you from being strong in your future? No! Your wounds have only helped you become stronger, more determined, and more courageous!
Do you feel tired from your journey? Of course! So rest, take in the oxygen you need, and then keep going!
Do you think the problems of the world are beyond you? If that were true, you would not be here -- God would not waste such a life!
Do you think you can do it alone? If that were true, there would not be so many of us here!
Do you think you need to stay silent? No! You were given a voice to shout loud and strong!
Do you think you cannot be the change you want to see? Why not, when those before you have been the change, and have left their wisdom and learnings to be seen and to be heard, so change can be continued?

Let's continue all that has been started before us, and all that will endure beyond us. For that is our part in the evolution of life.

With peace.
With compassion.
With love.
With simple acts of kindness.
With brave voices that never stay silent.
With the strength of angels that have come before us and continue to watch over us.

"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do."

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