Motivation, Personal Chronicles // 01.17.2012

The Three Dimensions of a Complete Life- MLK Jr. Day

Article by Abena A-T

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! I encourage you all to read and listen to at least one of his speeches or sermons.

One of my favorites is : The Three Dimensions of a Complete Life. I have a photocopied version of it and carry it around everywhere I move ( which has been a lot in the last couple of years). The three dimensions are: length, breadth and height. The length is the “concern that causes one to push forward, to achieve his own goals and ambitions.” Breadth stands for “the outward concern for the welfare of others” and height is ” the upward reach for God.”

This was a man who carried the burdens, fears, insecurity and hope of a people on his shoulders every single day until he was gunned down at the young age of 39. May his dream and that of so many others who were killed in pursuit this dream live on.

Here’s the speech:

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