"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most
frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,
talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of
God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened
about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are
all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory
of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's 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."
The above speech by Nelson Mandela was originally written by Marianne Williamson.
"Therefore look gently on men and even more gently on women. Although they may go a little wrong, do not condemn them.
Above all, consider not merely what they have done, but why.
God alone has the power to look into a human heart, to judge actions and motives and regrets. He alone knows not only what one has done and why, but what one has resisted doing and why.
Man's responsibility is to forgive: only God has the authority to judge."
Helping families and individuals be at peace about the stress in their lives
Healing that comes with inner peace
Russ Stewart, C.S.M.C.
906 NW C St.
Grants Pass, OR 97526