Peace Comes With Partnerships

The more I read about Nelson Mandela, the more I like. Here is another quote: “If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy.  Then he becomes your partner.”  I’m sure you have people with whom you’re not completely happy.  Maybe they broke a promise to you, or said something mean about you, or even let you down repeatedly.  Let’s assume even that you have every right to be mad at them.  In this case, who wins?  Holding a grudge is energy you can be spending elsewhere, and it holds in incompleteness.  Today I invite you to look at Mandela’s point of view in this quote. Mandela worked with people who treated him very badly for a long time, and by forming a partnership created peace.  Not to diminish anything you may feel towards anyone, but it likely is “less” than 20 years of false imprisonment.  Mandela just saw that holding a grudge didn’t serve anyone, and created a partnership instead.  The results of this speak for themselves.  

Peace comes from partnerships.  Consider it for your own life, choose partnership over any type of incompleteness. 

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