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“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.”
Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"
“Children are happy because they don't have a file in their minds called "All the Things That Could Go Wrong.”
Marianne Williamson
“Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts. Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life. Meaning does not lie in things. Meaning lies in us.”
Marianne Williamson
“It takes courage...to endure the sharp pains of self discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives.”
Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"
“And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.”
Marianne Williamson
“Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.”
Marianne Williamson
tags: joy
“We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past, but by the love we're not extending in the present.”
Marianne Williamson
tags: love
“The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.”
Marianne Williamson
“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.”
Marianne Williamson
“We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?”
Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"
“Until we have seen someone's darkness, we don't really know who they are. Until we have forgiven someone's darkness, we don't really know what love is.”
Marianne Williamson
“You may believe that you are responsible for what you do, but not for what you think. The truth is that you are responsible for what you think, because it is only at this level that you can exercise choice. What you do comes from what you think. ”
Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"
“In the absence of love, we began slowly but surely to fall apart.”
Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"
tags: love
“Success means we go to sleep at night knowing that our talents and ablities were used in a way that served others.”
Marianne Williamson
“Women are still in emotional bondage as long as we need to worry that we might have to make a choice between being heard and being loved.”
Marianne Williamson, A Woman's Worth
“Everything we do is infused with the energy with which we do it. If we're frantic, life will be frantic. If we're peaceful, life will be peaceful. And so our goal in any situation becomes inner peace.”
Marianne Williamson
“We can always choose to perceive things differently. We can focus on what's wrong in our life, or we can focus on what's right.”
Marianne Williamson
“...available people are the ones who are dangerous, because they confront us with the possibility of real intimacy.”
Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"
“Whenever we feel lost, or insane, or afraid, all we have to do is ask for His help. The help might not come in the form we expected, or even thought we desired, but it will come, and we will recognize it by how we feel. In spite of everything, we will feel at peace.”
Marianne Williamson
“Just like a sunbeam can't separate itself from the sun, and a wave can't separate itself from the ocean,
we can't separate ourselves from one another.
We are all part of a vast sea of love, one indivisible divine mind.”
Marianne Williamson
“When a woman rises up in glory, her energy is magnetic and her sense of possibility contagious.”
Marianne Williamson, Woman's Worth
“Something amazing happens when we surrender and just love. We melt into another world, a realm of power already within us. The world changes when we change. the world softens when we soften. The world loves us when we choose to love the world.”
Marianne Williamson
“Rather than accepting that we are the loving beings that He created, we have arrogantly thought that we could create ourselves, and then create God. Because we are angry and judgmental, we have projected those characteristics onto Him. We have made up a God in our image. But God remains who He is and always has been: the energy, the thought of unconditional love.”
Marianne Williamson
“In every community, there is work to be done.
In every nation, there are wounds to heal.
In every heart, there is the power to do it.”
Marianne Williamson
“Usually, when we think of power, we think of external power. And we think of powerful people as those who have made it in the world. A powerful woman isn’t necessarily someone who has money, but we think of her as someone with a boldness or a spark that makes her manifest in a dramatic way. When we think of a powerful man, we think of his ability to manifest abundance, usually money, in the world.
Most people say that a powerful woman does best with a powerful man, that she needs someone who understands the bigness of her situation, a man who can meet her at the same or even greater level of power in the world.
Now this is true, if power is defined as material abundance. A woman often faces cultural prejudice when she makes more money than a man, as does he. A woman who defines power by worldly standards can rarely feel totally relaxed in the arms of a man who doesn’t have it.
If power is seen as an internal matter, then the situation changes drastically. Internal power has less to do with money and worldly position, and more to do than with emotional expansiveness, spirituality and conscious living…
I used to think I needed a powerful man, someone who could protect me from the harshness and evils of the world. What I have come to realize is that…the powerful man I was looking for would be foremost, someone who supported me in keeping myself on track spiritually, and in so maintaining clarity within myself, that life would present fewer problems. When it did get rough, he would help me forgive.
I no longer wanted somebody who would say to me, “Don’t worry honey, if they’re mean to you I’ll beat them up or buy them out.” Instead, I want someone who prays and meditates with me regularly so that fewer monsters from the outer world disturb me, and who when they do, helps me look within my own consciousness for answers, instead of looking to false power to combat false power.
There’s a big difference between a gentle man and a weak man. Weak men make us nervous. Gentle men make us calm.”
Marianne Williamson
“Every ending is a new beginning. Through the grace of God, we can always start again. (Page 120.)”
Marianne Williamson, Everyday Grace: Having Hope, Finding Forgiveness And Making Miracles
“A queen is wise. She has earned her serenity, not having had it bestowed on her but having passer her tests. She has suffered and grown more beautiful because of it. She has proved she can hold her kingdom together. She has become its vision. She cares deeply about something bigger than herself. She rules with authentic power.”
Marianne Williamson
tags: woman
“Always seek less turbulent skies.
Hurt. Fly above it.
Betrayal. Fly above it.
Anger. Fly above it.
You are the one who is flying the plane.”
Marianne Williamson
“To be a princess is to play at life. To be a queen is to be a serious player...The purpose of life as a woman is to ascend to the throne and rule with heart.”
Marianne Williamson
“Spiritual progress is like a detoxification.”
Marianne Williamson

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