Kia Kaha – keep the faith in your dreams
Editor’s Comment for the Happyzine weekly ezine
In this issue we pay homage to, in my opinion, two of history’s most inspiring men folk – Gandhi and Mandela. Both of them lead by example, refusing to turn away from their political and spiritual beliefs. Gandhi was steadfast in his comitment to peaceful, non-violent action. Mandela was exemplary in his forgiveness of the architect of apartheid, Hendrik Verwoerd. Mandela has recieved over 100 awards for his life’s work, including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. Gandhi is honoured as the ‘Father of the Nation’ in India and has inspired movements for civil rights and freedom world-wide. It is worth remembering, that by holding fast to their conviction that something inherently wrong required putting right, officials were eventually forced to pay attention. Simply due to the groundswell of love and support for these men, positive change unfurled.
Walking the path of faith in our dreams, and trusting our intuition, no matter what, will always yield powerful results.
These results may not appear immediately, but the rewards, for us and for our people will continue to ripple out for a very long time. To all of you who are pursuing a dream, may it fuel you onwards with its potential. Kia kaha!