Time for Peace, Love, and Respect
Be Gentle: You are Being Human
Before you beat yourself up for some past indiscretion, such as something thoughtless you may have said or done, or a knee-jerk reaction you may have had to an external interaction or event, remember this: You are a human being being human, doing the best you can at the time you do it. Can you do better? Of course. This is part of your transformative journey.
It is important to be aware that every person has a shadow side, as well as light side. Part of being human is the continual challenge to manage and control the dark side. Fortunately, most of us do achieve self-control around others, and succeed at giving the world around us our best.
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to Darkness with Community Support
Let Our Own Light Shine and Empower Others to do the same
“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, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were 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.”
statement from the Mental Health Foundation: Extremism is not me