After more than 30 years of intensive, committed, spirited work, we bid farewell to our profession as we have practised it up to now.
We have handed over the Scuola Vivante, put away the household goods, packed our suitcases. With all our being and our broad experience, we are setting out on a new path.
A white sheet lies before us.
Our greatest fear
Our greatest fear is not that we are insufficient. Our greatest fear is to be powerful beyond what can be measured.
It is our light, not our darkness, that scares us the most. We ask ourselves, who am I to call myself brilliant, great. talented, fantastic? But who are you not to call yourself that? You are a child of God. Keeping yourself small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightening about making yourself so small that others around you don’t feel insecure. We are all meant to shine as children do. We were born to manifest the radiance of God that is within us.
And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. When we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Marianne Williamson, from her book Return to Love
(Nelson Mandela used this quote in his inaugural speech at the UN in 1994)