Inspiring Words

child balancing on a fallen tree trunk

I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element.
It is my personal approach that creates the climate.
It is my daily mood that makes the weather.
I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous.
I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration.
I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal.
In all situations it is my response that decides
Whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated,
And a person is humanized or de-humanized.
If we treat people as they are we make them worse.
If we treat people as they ought to be,
We help them to become what they are capable of becoming.

May we strive together with good will
To form a community
Where the gifts of each one are acknowledged
And where each one gives one’s best;
That the Highest Spiritual Powers
May help us fulfill our purpose.
May the light of inner vision guide us.
May the beauty and strength of spirit
Shine through our daily endeavors
To bring forth a school
Worthy of all children,
That they may learn to live
In spirit awareness
Blessing the world with their deeds.
-Rudolf Steiner