“For to be free is not merely casting off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”
~ Nelson Mandela
Last week, I had the privilege of experiencing the inspiring and courageous, Malala Yousafzai. In a packed house at Denver’s Bellco Theatre, I sat mesmerized as she spoke passionately for the right of every child to go to school and for women everywhere to free their voices.
Malala was shot by the Taliban just 2.5 years ago as she travelled home from school. Rather than silence her, it fueled her unwavering dedication and brought a new world view to this oppression.
Malala began her crusade for the rights of girls to receive an education at age 10. Her bravery, exceptional clarity and focus to the Freedom of others stirs awake something special within each of us.
Every time we express our truth or take a stand for our belief, we send a ripple of Freedom out into the world. When we allow ourselves to be vulnerable, to show up authentically, we claim our own Freedom. With each personal courageous and impassioned act, we honor and acknowledge the service and sacrifice of others. We cast off self-bondage and move forward in truth and Freedom.
Just as Malala, we can lead by our example, elevating our own experience while enhancing the lives of others!
Where in your Life have you taken a stand that has made all the difference for another?
Please share your own personal experience in the comment section below!