Every month when I receive the O magazine, I read it from cover to cover in one sitting. All the articles are so inspiring and this month's one was no exception!!
There's an interview with Deepak Chopra this month and boy, oh boy, was reading that a light bulb moment for me. It was so engrossing that I read it two nights in succession!! And through the whole article I shook my head in the affirmative!! I find it most amazing that ONE person who resonates so much peace can make such an impact on the world as a whole. He has taken the time to delve into his consciousness and find what makes him tick.
Same goes with Nelson Mandela, he makes such an impact where ever he goes!! I happened to watch the 46664 concert aired live from London on Friday evening, 27 June 2008. Wow, that so many people could gather to honour a man that has brought much forgiveness, humility and integrity to a nation!! Suffice to say that whomever has the pleasure of meeting him are awestruck by this magnanimous man. The concert itself proves to be a huge success each year, gaining momentum in making more and more people aware of the huge impact Aids has on the world globally.
So I've asked myself, what makes me different from Nelson Mandela, Deepak Chopra, Princess Diana and Mother Teresa?? It is their ability to take the hardships they endure and make it work for them!! Their ability to be at peace with themselves and with the world around them, also to be able to acknowledge their failures and improve on them. They live their best life!! And they know they leave behind a legacy that we can only improve on!!