Marianne Williamson Quotes
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“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.”
“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.”
“A tulip doesn’t strive to impress anyone. It doesn’t struggle to be different than a rose. It doesn’t have to. It is different. And there’s room in the garden for every flower.
You didn’t have to struggle to make your face different than anyone else’s on earth. It just is. You are unique because you were created that way.
Look at little children in kindergarten. They’re all different without trying to be. As long as they’re unselfconsciously being themselves, they can’t help but shine.
It’s only later, when children are taught to compete, to strive to be better than others, that their natural light becomes distorted.”
“Children are happy because they don't have a file in their minds called 'All the Things That Could Go Wrong'.”
“Ego says: Once everything falls into place, I'll feel peace.
Spirit says: Find your peace, and then everything will fall into place.”
“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.”
“If a train doesn't stop at your station, then it's not your train.”
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“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.”
“In the Holy Relationship, it's understood that we all have unhealed places, and that healing is the purpose of our being with another person.
We don't hide our weaknesses, but rather we understand that the relationship is a context for healing through mutual forgiveness.”
“Internal power has less to do with money and worldly position, and more to do than with emotional expansiveness, spirituality and conscious living.”
“Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.”
“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.”
“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.”
“No one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.”
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“Nothing binds you except your thoughts; nothing limits you except your fear; and nothing controls you except your beliefs.”
“People hear you on the level you speak to them from. Speak from your heart, and they will hear with theirs.”
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“Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, and it holds the world together.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Something very beautiful happens to people when their world has fallen apart: a humility, a nobility, a higher intelligence emerges at just the point when our knees hit the floor.
Perhaps, in a way, that's where humanity is now: about to discover we're not as smart as we thought we were, will be forced by life to surrender our attacks and defenses which avail us of nothing, and finally break through into the collective beauty of who we really are.”
“Spiritual progress is like a detoxification.”
“Success means we go to sleep at night knowing that our talents and ablities were used in a way that served others.”
“The first step in forgiveness is the willingness to forgive.”
“The goal of spiritual practice is full recovery, and the only thing you need to recover from is a fractured sense of self.”
“The only thing missing in any situation is that in which you are not giving.”
“The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.”
“The way of the miracle-worker is to see all human behavior as one two things: either love, or a call for love.”
“There is no single effort more radical in its potential for saving the world than a transformation of the way we raise our children.”
“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.”
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“There’s a big difference between a gentle man and a weak man. Weak men make us nervous. Gentle men make us calm.”
“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.”
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“The universe operates through dynamic exchange – giving and receiving are different aspects of the flow of energy in the universe. And in our willingness to give that which we seek, we keep the abundance of the universe circulating in our lives.”
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