I have witnessed a growing discontent amongst Canadians over corrupt politicians who do not serve the people; but I have also had the privilege of witnessing a nation of Canadians who have created one of the most peaceful and gentle countries in the world.
Nelson Mandela, a great leader and advocate of peace and forgiveness stated in his inaugural speech:
“We are powerful beyond measure. Your playing small does not serve the world. We are all meant to shine, as children do. It’s not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
This great leader is now dying and the words of Simon and Garfunkel echo again: “Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio? A nation turns its lonely eyes to you.”
But just look into the eyes of another Canadian and you will be brightened by love and peace.