Anthony "Tony" de Mello was an Indian Jesuit priest and psychotherapist. A spiritual teacher, writer, and public speaker, De Mello wrote several books on spirituality and hosted numerous spiritual retreats and conferences. He continues to be known for his storytelling which drew from the various mystical traditions of both East and West and for his introducing many people in the West to awareness prayer.
Russell Marion Nelson Sr. is an American religious leader and former surgeon who is the 17th and current president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints . Nelson was a member of the LDS Church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for nearly 34 years, and was its president from 2015 to 2018. Church president Thomas S. Monson's death in January 2018 left the 93-year-old Nelson as the most senior apostle by years of service and thus the presumptive new church president. He was ordained on January 14, 2018. As church president, Nelson is accepted by the church as a prophet, seer, and revelator.
Clayton Holmes "Clay" Aiken is an American singer, television personality, actor, politician, and activist. He first gained fame when he came in second place on the second season of the reality singing competition American Idol in 2003. His debut album, Measure of a Man, released in October 2003, went multi-platinum. He released four more albums on the RCA label: Merry Christmas with Love , A Thousand Different Ways , the Christmas EP All is Well , and On My Way Here . Since then he has released two more albums, both with Decca Records: Tried and True and Steadfast . Aiken has also had eleven tours in support of his albums. In all, he has sold over 5 million albums, and is the fourth-highest-selling American Idol alumnus.
Mona Singh is an Indian actress and television presenter. Singh is known for playing the leading roles of Jassi in Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin, Mona Pradeep Singh in Kya Huaa Tera Vaada, winning the show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, and also for her role in the film 3 Idiots. She has acted as the lead protagonist in two Balaji Telefilms shows Kya Huaa Tera Vaada and Pyaar Ko Ho Jaane Do. As of June 2016, she is appearing in the show Kavach...Kaali Shaktiyon Se as Paridhi.
Bertil Gotthard Ohlin was a Swedish economist and politician. He was a professor of economics at the Stockholm School of Economics from 1929 to 1965. He was also leader of the People's Party, a social-liberal party which at the time was the largest party in opposition to the governing Social Democratic Party, from 1944 to 1967. He served briefly as Minister for Trade from 1944 to 1945 in the Swedish coalition government during World War II. He was President of the Nordic Council in 1959 and 1964.
When we look back on all the perils through which we have passed and at the mighty foes that we have laid low and all the dark and deadly designs that we have frustrated, why should we fear for our future? We have come safely through the worst.Winston Churchill
We fear that this moment will end, that we won't get what we need, that we will lose what we love, or that we will not be safe. Often, our biggest fear is the knowledge that one day our bodies will cease functioning. So even when we are surrounded by all the conditions for happiness, our joy is not complete.Thich Nhat Hanh
Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth; when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed; nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause to wonder that he does not hear it.Tacitus