Nelson Mandela: My Inspiration (and "Inspirator")

This is a short extract from Craig’s new manuscript ‘The Awakened Spirit’, which he’s currently writing

CHAPTER THREE: SHARING SOME THOUGHTS ON FORGIVENESS
A SHORT TRIBUTE TO GREAT SOULS: NELSON MANDELA ON FORGIVENESS

“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that prisoner was you.”
– Lewis B Smedes

“The only way to destroy your enemy is to make him your friend.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act – it is an attitude of mind.”
– Martin Luther King

“The noblest revenge is to forgive.”
– Thomas Fuller, English author (1608-1661)

Nelson Mandela is an icon of mananimity to so many people around the globe and his life leaves a great legacy of inspiration. Madiba’s (his Xhosa clan name) strength of will and character. His immense generosity of spirit.
Nelson Mandela’s ability to rise above his conditions, to stay positive and remain focussed…

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