“When you reach the mountain, then you shall begin to climb. And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.”
Khalil Gibran, from The Prophet
We are here to realize the power within us – to magnify our true callings and gifts like Chadwick Boseman – whose life is a testament of how to live. We are here to change ourselves. We should believe in ourselves enough to see every moment as a new opportunity to do good for others. Sometimes the biggest risk that we take is the one that demands that we lift ourselves out of the dead energy of self-pity, the dead energy of cynicism, the dead energy of bitterness, the dead energy of our own demons. When we let the dead bury the dead, we are joined by the inextricable power of being one love – as Bob Marley sang. One love – letting go of blame, of always saying if I am right, you are wrong. One love despite many wrong choices, they are the greatest gifts of life.
Denzel Washington, who once financed Boseman’s studies at Oxford, said he “was a gentle soul and a brilliant artist, who will stay with us for eternity.”
As Kahlil Gibran says in The Prophet, “For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and melt into the sun? And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from endless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?”
Boseman transcends life and immortalizes our excellence, our liberated consciousness, our choice to seek, express and be absolute unencumbered.