Rosemead Kiwanis Club

   "Serving the Community Since 1945"






The Fax of Life

A weekly inspiration, courtesy of the Kiwanis Club of Scott's Valley

August 17, 1997                                                                         Vol. 2,   No. 40


 Our Deepest Fear


          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 born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.


          It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.


          As we let our 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.


                                       ----  from Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love



Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. All of its Clubs are independently-run community service groups.