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538 Inspiring Quotes by Marianne Williamson

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Wikipedia Summary for Marianne Williamson

Marianne Deborah Williamson (born July 8, 1952) is an American author, spiritual leader, and political activist. She has written 13 books, including four New York Times number one bestsellers in the "Advice, How To, and Miscellaneous" category. She is the founder of Project Angel Food, a volunteer food delivery program that serves home-bound people with HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses. She is also the co-founder of the Peace Alliance, a nonprofit education and advocacy organization supporting peace-building projects. She has received national attention as a result of her frequent appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show and was known as Oprah's "spiritual adviser."In 2014, Williamson unsuccessfully ran as an independent to represent California's 33rd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives.

On January 9, 2019, she announced her campaign for the Democratic nomination in the 2020 United States presidential election. She suspended her campaign on January 10, 2020, a few days after laying off her campaign staff. She later endorsed Bernie Sanders at a rally in Austin, Texas on February 23, 2020. She was hired as a columnist for Newsweek shortly after the conclusion of the campaign.

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Today is a day for sober and mature reflection, not glee. Mindless celebration is both spiritually inappropriate and politically naive.

--Marianne Williamson

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Spiritual progress is like detoxification. Things have to come up in order to be released. Once we have asked to be healed, then our unhealed places are forced to the surface.

--Marianne Williamson

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I think we all need to be looking to the better angels of our own selves. We don't need to be looking for great people so much as becoming great people.

--Marianne Williamson


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Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.

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And as we let our own light shine we unconsciously give other people the permission to do the same.

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The Republican corporatists are worse than the Democratic corporatists, but only to a degree. And Republican corporatists are at least true to their principles, however abhorrent those principles might be to some of us.

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Any man who holds a woman back is not a man a woman can afford to be with.

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Every ending is a new beginning. Through the grace of God, we can always start again. (Page 120.).

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We are living at an extraordinary time in human history. And for many of us things are great. Things are great for me.

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The universe is conspiring at this moment to bring you happiness and peace.

--Marianne Williamson

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Miracles begin when we consider the possibility that there might be another way.

--Marianne Williamson

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The Light in you is the unalterable truth of who you are. You can deny it and obscure it, but you cannot uncreate it.

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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

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When we begin to see each other through what the metaphysician calls, the third eye, we begin to know each other on a level that is beyond what our physical eyes can see.

--Marianne Williamson

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I don't know anybody who doesn't have a lost decade.

--Marianne Williamson


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No matter what the problem, a miracle can solve it. Remember to ask for one.

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We need more than new policies. We need a new worldview, and a new bottom line. We need to replace economic values as our ordering principle, with humanitarian values as our ordering principle.

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Abraham Lincoln went through 12 generals before he got Ulysses S. Grant. He had never done a Civil War before.

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I honor my grief. I try to be kinder to myself. I give myself time to move through and to process whatever is making me sad.

--Marianne Williamson

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Making our goal anything other than peace is emotionally self-destructive.

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Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.

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I think those of us on a spiritual journey can help create a new conversation, a new America, and a new world.

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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.

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Most women I know are priestesses and healers... We are, all of us, sisters of a mysterious order.

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If we had the government we deserved we would have the most righteous government, because we deserve the best -- everybody does.

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Happiness requires that we give up a worldly orientation-not worldly things, but a worldly attachment to things. We have to surrender all outcomes. We have to live here but appreciate the joke.

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A person acting from a motivation of contribution and service rises to such a level of moral authority that worldly success is a natural result.

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Try to see the good in others. When you're tempted to judge someone, make an effort to see their goodness. Your willingness to look for the best in people will subconsciously bring it forth.

--Marianne Williamson

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In God, there is no lack and no recession.

--Marianne Williamson

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With thoughts of the past and concerns about the future, we rob ourselves of a full experience of the present.

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Our key to transforming anything lies in our ability to reframe it.

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Love is a hero's journey, and the hero's journey is a noble but difficult path.

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There is a point at which we begin to receive a diminishing return on the accumulation of sacred knowledge unless we use it to at least try to improve the world.

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At their peak, religion and psychotherapy become one.

--Marianne Williamson

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When you've written 10 books and have six on the New York Times best-seller list -- and four have been No. 1 -- I think you have a right to be a member of Congress.

--Marianne Williamson

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The struggle between Israelis and Palestinians is a perfect reflection of the struggle between fear and forgiveness that rages within us all.

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God is limitless in His love, and asks that we at least make the effort to be limitless in ours.

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The same group of New York pseudo-intellectuals who've put down prayer are the same ones who put down L.A.

--Marianne Williamson

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War is just an effect, not a cause.

--Marianne Williamson

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Our spiritual mission is not to ignore the darkness, but to bring light TO the darkness. Ignoring darkness does not dispel it; only the light does. That is the difference between denial and transcendence.

--Marianne Williamson

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The reason so many of us are obsessed with becoming stars is because we are not yet starring in our own lives. The cosmic spotlight isn't pointed at you, it radiates from within you.

--Marianne Williamson

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Dear God, I surrender this thought to you, for I would see the miracle that lies behind it. Amen.

--Marianne Williamson

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Revolutions are not easy.

--Marianne Williamson

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Nervous breakdowns can be highly underrated methods of spiritual transformation.

--Marianne Williamson

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Withholding love is a form of self-sabotage, as what we withhold from others we are withholding from ourselves.

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If we never take a risk, we'll never know the parts of ourselves that would have emerged if we had.

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The only real failure is the failure to grow from what we go through.

--Marianne Williamson

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If a person is fearful, it is a fearful time. If a person is hopeful, it's a hopeful time. If you look at world events one way, fear is reasonable. If you look at the world another way, hope is justified.

--Marianne Williamson

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Hope is born of participation in hopeful solutions.

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Judaism is interesting in that there is something there that I think you just can't understand if you're not a Jew -- it moves into a realm of true mystery.

--Marianne Williamson


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Citizens should be looked to for what they can give of their own nobility, virtue, creative thinking, passion, and natural talent for community building and relating to others.

--Marianne Williamson

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What the ego doesn't want us to see is that our pain doesn't come from the love we weren't given in the past, but from the love we ourselves aren't giving in the present.

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Children are happy because they don't have a file in their minds called "All the Things That Could Go Wrong.

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Liberation also means that even though I'm a woman I have masculine parts of my temperament which I can safely explore and integrate into my experience.

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You receive the light through what you read, through what you hear in meditation, or through some spiritual practice.

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We can invoke spiritual compensation when we find ourselves in situations of material lack.

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Physical circumstances have very little to do with either our capacity to love or to attract love.

--Marianne Williamson

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Every moment is an invitation to live out of your weakness or to live out of your strength.

--Marianne Williamson

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The universe is conspiring in every moment to bring me happiness and peace.

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Given how deeply the ways of war have penetrated our collective consciousness, it will take spiritual power to turn the issue around.

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Don't think small and expect to have a big life.

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Your playing small does not serve the world. Who are you not to be great?

--Marianne Williamson

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Increasing meaning and joy on the planet is the ultimate goal because within that space all evil is cast out.

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The past doesn't determine your future unless you carry it with you into the present. Forgiving yourself and others, you free the universe to begin again at any moment.

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For a society as abundant and as blessed as ours, to have as many disadvantaged children as we have does not bode well for our long-term economic future.

--Marianne Williamson

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I believe there is an evolutionary impulse toward good that is etched on every human heart. It is placed there by the hand of God.

--Marianne Williamson

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Yes, we see that there are problems in the world. But we believe in a universal force that, when activated by the human heart, has the power to make all things right.

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Some people think it's naive to think we can make love our new bottom line. What I believe is naive is thinking human civilization as we know it will survive another two hundred years if we do not.

--Marianne Williamson

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I'm an author. And writers write books. And writing books is a full-time career.

--Marianne Williamson

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Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

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The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.

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Do not fear. Look beyond what's dying to what's being born.

--Marianne Williamson

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The key to intimacy is the commitment to honesty and to the radical forgiveness necessary in order for honesty to be safe.

--Marianne Williamson

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Your personal power is not something that is going to reveal itself at some later date. Your power is a result of your decision to reveal it. You are powerful in whatever moment you choose to be.

--Marianne Williamson

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The world we knew as children is still buried within our minds. Our childlike self is the deepest level of our being. It is who we really are, and what is real doesn't go away.

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Politics is in a crisis because it's separated from our deep humanity.

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Life as we knew it is passing away, and something new is emerging to take its place, The Gift of Change: Spiritual Guidance for a Radically New Life.

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We are likely to feel better when we go to bed tonight if we have an internal sense that we spent our lives meaningfully today.

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If you think humanity can get itself out of all this mess without divine help, then you're not being hopeful -- you're hallucinating.

--Marianne Williamson

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It's soul force that removed the English from India. It's soul force that brought down the Berlin Wall. It's soul force that gave life to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s struggle for civil rights.

--Marianne Williamson

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Imagine everything you're experiencing now being a hundred times more wonderful. Bad turns good; good turns great. That is what is possible.

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Claim the possibility of a miraculous shift toward global transformation, allow the thought to move through you like a wave of energy, then emerge ready for the task of doing your part to make it happen.

--Marianne Williamson

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No true search for enlightenment ignores the suffering of other sentient beings. Ever. We simply need to create a way to address that suffering while remaining in a blissful center.

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No conventional therapy can release us from a deep and abiding psychic pain. Through prayer we find what we cannot find elsewhere: a peace that is not of this world.

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As long as we remain vigilant at building our internal abundance--an abundance of integrity, an abundance of forgiveness, an abundance of service, an abundance of love--then external lack is bound to be temporary.

--Marianne Williamson

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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.

--Marianne Williamson

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I have known healthy, wealthy people who were depressed, and people with critical illnesses who could honestly attest to joy.

--Marianne Williamson

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I don't believe the United States is going through a midlife crisis. The United States is going through an adolescent crisis.

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Real liberation for men means that they can explore and integrate their feminine aspects of consciousness.

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The goal of spiritual practice is full recovery, and the only thing you need to recover from is a fractured sense of self.

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I see the universe as naturally and infinitely self-correcting.

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Even though modern life in many ways is nothing short of exhausting, we need to take responsibility for what is necessary to combat the stress and exhaustion of modern life.

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I am a glorious child of God. I am joyful, serene, positive, and loving.

--Marianne Williamson

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Without nourishing our own souls, we can't nourish the world, for we cannot give what we do not have. As we attend to our souls, we emanate invisibly and involuntarily the light we have received.

--Marianne Williamson

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The universe is intentional. It is always moving in the direction of greater love, regardless whether or not we consciously align with that love.

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These are very serious times, and serious people need to be doing some serious thinking.

--Marianne Williamson


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I'm not a doom-and-gloom person. But I think there is a difference between transcendence and denial, and much of the Western world is in major denial today.

--Marianne Williamson


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I went into therapy several times, but it rarely made an impact.

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May my heart be your shelter, and my arms be your home.

--Marianne Williamson


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We shouldn't come up with a pseudo-spiritual excuse for turning away from the pain of the world.

--Marianne Williamson

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Darkness is merely the absence of light, and fear is merely the absence of love. If we want to be rid of fear, we cannot fight it but must replace it with love.

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Use each interaction to be the best, most powerful version of yourself.

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Nothing is so dangerous for our security as large groups of desperate people.

--Marianne Williamson

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Spiritual growth is like childbirth: you dilate, then you contract, you dilate, then you contract again. as painful as it all feels, it's the necessary rhythm for reaching the ultimate goal of total openness.

--Marianne Williamson

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By my mid-20s, I was a total mess.

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As you get older, life gets harder if you're not applying spiritual truths.

--Marianne Williamson

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Love is not neutral. It takes a stand. It is a commitment to the attainment of the conditions of peace for everyone involved in a situation.

--Marianne Williamson

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Love in your mind produces love in your life. This is the meaning of Heaven. Fear in your mind produces fear in your life. This is the meaning of hell.

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Fear is a psychic tyrant that has no intention of letting its slave go free. It will say whatever it needs to say to confuse your thinking... It will always seek to preserve itself.

--Marianne Williamson

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If you have a longing in your heart to hear a deeper truth, there's a mysterious way in which that truth will find you.

--Marianne Williamson

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I now see that is a woman's God-given role to tend to the home and take care of the children: it's just that the entire planet is our home, and every child on it is one of our children.

--Marianne Williamson

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Politics in America is like stale bread. It's so yada yada that the best among us can hardly stand it.

--Marianne Williamson

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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.

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The love is real in any situation; everything else is just an illusion.

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We have allowed an unholy alliance of government -- the new monarchy -- and corporate influence -- the new aristocracy -- to take control of events in a way that would have made our Founders shudder.

--Marianne Williamson

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Newtonian physics is over. You don't act on the world to change the world. You realize the world is a projection of your inner self. If you change, the world changes.

--Marianne Williamson

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I don't think I represent some new category. I think I do represent kind of a freethinker.

--Marianne Williamson

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My father's politics were old-fashioned in the sense that he used to say, all the time, "You've got to fight the system!" But my spiritual beliefs have led me to believe that the fight is the problem.

--Marianne Williamson

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I have no doubt that the lies Trump told on the campaign trail will come crashing back at him in karmic retribution.

--Marianne Williamson


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We are graced with a greater capacity for direct contact with our own higher power than most of us are in the habit of using.

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As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others.

--Marianne Williamson

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Think of your career as your ministry. Make your work an expression of love in service to mankind.

--Marianne Williamson

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Personal transformation can and does have global effects. As we go, so goes the world, for the world is us. The revolution that will save the world is ultimately a personal one.

--Marianne Williamson

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Every bird that sings, sings for you. Every breeze that blows, blows for you. Every sunray shines for you. If you only knew how loved you are.

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The miracle often lies outside our comfort zone.

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Shrinking away from death is something unhealthy and abnormal which robs the second half of life of its purpose.

--Marianne Williamson

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The secret of success is to realize that the crisis on our planet is much larger than just deciding what to do with your own life.

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I've come to trust not that events will always unfold exactly as I want, but that I will be fine either way. The challenges we face in life are always lessons that serve our soul's growth.

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Every relationship, every situation is part of a divinely created and highly specific curriculum for your soul growth.

--Marianne Williamson

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You don't need a new life, just a new lens through which to view the one you have.

--Marianne Williamson

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Problems come about when we try to direct the flow of the universe rather than allow it to reveal its own design. Inherent in that design is a love for all living things.

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We aren't bodies at all; who we are is the love inside us, and it is that love alone that determines our value. When our minds are filled with light, there is no room for darkness.

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The purpose of life as a woman is to ascend to the throne and rule with heart.

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Imagine the week ahead unfolding in an ever-increasing flow of miracles. Allow the image to sink into your heart. Receive it with a big yes!

--Marianne Williamson

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In the absence of love, we began slowly but surely to fall apart.

--Marianne Williamson

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Imagine that anything is possible, and name the most amazing thing that could happen in 2013.

--Marianne Williamson

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The concept of a divine, or 'Christ'-mind, is the idea that, at our core, we are not just identical, but actually the same being.

--Marianne Williamson

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Politics should not be the least heart-filled thing we do, it should be the most heart-filled thing we do.

--Marianne Williamson

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No company or organization filled with unhappy people will ultimately rise to its highest potential.

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So it is that a new politics centers around the arousal of that power, using prayer and meditation to create a force field of transformation.

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Every act of kindness on your part is a boost to your own immune system.

--Marianne Williamson

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Buckminster Fuller was one of those world historic geniuses who reminded us of the extraordinary things that are possible, and inspires all of us to set about doing them!

--Marianne Williamson

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Be the most wonderful expression of you that you're capable of.

--Marianne Williamson

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No matter what's happening in your life, you can change the trajectory of events by closing your eyes, reviewing your thought and behavior, and sending love wherever you've been withholding it.

--Marianne Williamson

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An angry generation will not bring peace to the world; I do believe that.

--Marianne Williamson

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I'm certainly not saying anything new, and I'm not even saying anything all that different from what everyone else I know is saying right now -- I'm saying what millions of people are saying. I'm just saying it publicly.

--Marianne Williamson

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The pain itself is a product or a reflection of how I am interpreting whatever it is that is causing me pain.

--Marianne Williamson

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A Course in Miracles tells us that although 'we think that without the ego, all would be chaos, the opposite is true. Without the ego, all would be love.'

--Marianne Williamson


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Each of us has a unique part to play in the healing of the world.

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I feel that as women we've allowed ourselves to be deluded by certain ideas that hold us back, such as the over-glorification of masculine consciousness.

--Marianne Williamson

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Change is in the air, as old patterns fall away and new energies are emerging. Consciously release what needs to be released, and welcome with a full embrace the newness you've prayed for and so richly deserve.

--Marianne Williamson

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The speed of change today is faster than the human psyche seems able to handle, and it's increasingly difficult to reconcile the rhythms of our personal lives with the rapidity of a twenty-four-hour news cycle.

--Marianne Williamson



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Men in our culture have been spoiled, treated with false reverence instead of respect.

--Marianne Williamson

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Often we see a couple who has separated or divorced and look with sadness at the ‘failure' of their relationship. But if both people learned what they were meant to learn, then that relationship was a success.

--Marianne Williamson


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No matter what mistakes we might have made yesterday, today is the day we can retrieve our innocence.

--Marianne Williamson

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The love in me salutes the love in you.

--Marianne Williamson

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Life is not a piece of tragic fiction in which, at the end of the reading, we all get up and go out for drinks.

--Marianne Williamson

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When many people think of "new age" they think of crystals and purple decals and ceramic angels in people's windows and a kind of fuzzy thinking -- which is abhorrent to a serious person.

--Marianne Williamson

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Some pain is simply the normal grief of human existence. That is pain that I try to make room for. I honor my grief.

--Marianne Williamson

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We need to change society's ordering principle from economic to humanitarian values, from money as the bottom line to love as the bottom line.

--Marianne Williamson

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Your future isn't programmed by your past; it's programmed by your thoughts.

--Marianne Williamson

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When a woman gives birth, two are born: a baby from the womb of its mother and a woman from the womb of her former existence.

--Marianne Williamson

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Spiritual wisdom is now available to everyone, disseminated to the masses as never before in world history.

--Marianne Williamson

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Forgiveness is 'selective remembering' -- a conscious decision to focus on love and let the rest go.

--Marianne Williamson

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A healthy, vital society is not one in which we all agree. It is one in which those who disagree can do so with honor and respect for other people's opinions... and an appreciation of our shared humanity.

--Marianne Williamson


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Love, when it is a sacred quest, is a space of resurrection and repair. It does more than help us survive a soulless world; it helps us to transform.

--Marianne Williamson

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Taking the time to meditate is as important as taking the time to breathe. One pumps oxygen into the body, the other pumps peace into the mind.

--Marianne Williamson

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I think moral outrage is born not of anger but of love. It comes from the highest in us, not from a low-level sense of anger or cynicism.

--Marianne Williamson

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The deepest feelings always show themselves in silence.

--Marianne Williamson

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The holidays are only holy if we make them so.

--Marianne Williamson

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Charles Manson ate apples. That doesn't mean I'm not going to.

--Marianne Williamson

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When we approach love and creativity with the level of conviction that the powers-that-be in the world today are approaching hatred and destruction, then and only then will we have a chance.

--Marianne Williamson

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On any given day, in any given moment, something could happen that opens up for you an entirely new path. Be still, be alert, be ready.

--Marianne Williamson

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When you realize that the real breakthroughs come from levels of higher consciousness, then you also realize that the achievement of maturity and wisdom is the most powerful generator of new beginnings possible.

--Marianne Williamson

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No one is any more or any less important than you are.

--Marianne Williamson

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Every decision you make reflects your evaluation of who you are.

--Marianne Williamson

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Choosing joy involves spiritual surrender, and sometimes we would rather hold on to the pain than surrender our egos.

--Marianne Williamson

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I also think the women's movement has unintentionally contributed to the dishonoring of motherhood. It happened because we made such a big deal about our right to go out into the world.

--Marianne Williamson

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It is not too late. You are not too old. You are right on time-And you are better than you know.

--Marianne Williamson

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The way of the miracle-worker is to see all human behavior as one two things: either love, or a call for love.

--Marianne Williamson



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Something beautiful can happen to people when their world falls apart: humility, nobility and wisdom emerge just when our knees hit the floor.

--Marianne Williamson

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The world as we know it is falling apart at the seams, because it's an inadequate container for the truth of who we are.

--Marianne Williamson


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Things don't spiral out of control when we surrender them; they spiral out of control when we try to control them!

--Marianne Williamson

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If someone thinks homosexuality is immoral, they have a right to believe that.

--Marianne Williamson

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When the wisdom of the heart replaces the chatter of the mind, The power of Love flows forth.

--Marianne Williamson

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If our emotional stability is based on what other people do or do not do, then we have no stability. If our emotional stability is based on love that is changeless and unalterable, then we attain the stability of God.

--Marianne Williamson

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Donald Trump is an innocent child of God, and the democratically chosen president-elect of the United States. We must deeply bow before the first and deeply respect the second.

--Marianne Williamson

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Beyond drama and chaos, beyond anxiety and fear, lies a zone of endless peace and love. Let's all take a very deep breath, slow down for just a moment and remember this. That alone will open the door.

--Marianne Williamson

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We tend to lack humility toward love, to patronize it rather than bow before it, to put mundane considerations before the emotional need to hold someone in our arms.

--Marianne Williamson

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People are starting to wake up to the fact that a media political party-complex basically decide our candidate, then create the illusion for the rest of us that in fact we're the ones who did the deciding.

--Marianne Williamson


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Angels are thoughts of God -- to pray to an angel is to look to a level of pure thinking, divine thinking, and to ask that it replace our thoughts of fear.

--Marianne Williamson

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I feel that if your soul was branded by the sixties, you never lost the brand. It's like going into a nightclub and having your hand stamped so that you don't have to come back but you can come back.

--Marianne Williamson

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The implication was that if you had any skepticism whatsoever, you were anti-science. I think there's a difference between having skepticism about science and having skepticism about the pharmaceutical industry.

--Marianne Williamson

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I believe the human race is ready to make a quantum leap forward spiritually and morally.

--Marianne Williamson

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To the extent to which we believe in this world, we are heir to the laws which rule this place.

--Marianne Williamson

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Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn.

--Marianne Williamson

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Imagine the most outrageously positive possibility for your life, claim it, and consider it done.

--Marianne Williamson



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The purpose of daily prayer is the cultivation of a sense of the sacred. Sacred energy renews us.

--Marianne Williamson

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You are emerging from the cocoon of your former self. There are no limits to the extent of the transformation that's possible for you.

--Marianne Williamson

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The solution to low self-esteem is to get over yourself and get a higher purpose.

--Marianne Williamson

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Dear God, I give this time of quiet to You. Please dissolve my thoughts of stress and fear And deliver me to the inner place Where all is peace and love. Amen.

--Marianne Williamson


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Every thought creates form on some level and all that our physical experience is -- is a reflection of our thoughts.

--Marianne Williamson



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When we do not recognize our cosmic function, our own hearts break, and so does the heart of the world.

--Marianne Williamson

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Most people focus too much on what's going to happen next, and not enough on what's happening now.

--Marianne Williamson


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The Universe is either expressing a miracle or is pregnant with the next one.

--Marianne Williamson


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Just as you wouldn't leave the house without taking a shower, you shouldn't start the day without at least 10 minutes of sacred practice: prayer, meditation, inspirational reading.

--Marianne Williamson

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Divine organization is inherent in all things.

--Marianne Williamson

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Light is to darkness what love is to fear; in the presence of one the other disappears.

--Marianne Williamson



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We don't know how to be women because we were taught it was not OK to be girls. Our most natural impulses were thwarted and distorted.

--Marianne Williamson

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Spiritual growth increases our sense of what's possible. And as we sense new possibility, we can step into that possibility. With every word, every thought, every action, we choose what we wish to call forth in life.

--Marianne Williamson

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To be truly seen and understood -- in all our innocence and glory and yes, our brokenness, too -- is to be delivered into the spiritual ethers where both seen and seer are healed.

--Marianne Williamson

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The most powerful thought is a prayerful thought. When I'm praying for you, I am praying for my own peace of mind. I can only have for myself what I am willing to wish for you.

--Marianne Williamson

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Silence is the Sabbath of the soul. Therein we rest, and therein we hear everything.

--Marianne Williamson




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I think the vast majority of Americans would have supported military action to stop the second plane from hitting the World Trade Center, if that had been possible. I would have been among them.

--Marianne Williamson

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Being a parent gives you historical perspective. You have thoughts about how you fit into a larger generational drama -- those who came before and those who will come after.

--Marianne Williamson

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Think of one person who you are tempted for any reason to withhold love from, and pray for their happiness. In that moment your pain will stop.

--Marianne Williamson

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I don't feel there is any spiritual or metaphysical justification for turning our backs on human suffering.

--Marianne Williamson

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If we only identify with the mortal world, then we identify with a level of scarcity and lack and brokenness, and that will be our experience.

--Marianne Williamson


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Bless more blame less.

--Marianne Williamson

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The world is terrified of joyful women. Make a stand. Be one anyway.

--Marianne Williamson

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Sex is not the ultimate high, but the ultimate high hangs out around sex. The ultimate high is the dance with another person, played so deep down and with such abandon that glee returns to grown-ups.

--Marianne Williamson


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I think of prayer as a spiritual lifeline back to where I most want to be.

--Marianne Williamson



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People hear you on the level you speak to them from. Speak from your heart, and they will hear with theirs.

--Marianne Williamson


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Become more accepting. With every interaction, surrender any tendency to judge another person. Pray for a more accepting heart.

--Marianne Williamson

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Embracing joy heals depression. Then we become the ones who teach the meaning of joy to our children, as well as allowing them to teach it to us.

--Marianne Williamson


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Joy is our goal, our destiny. We cannot know who we are except in joy. Not knowing joy, we do not know ourselves.

--Marianne Williamson

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If you allow yourself to deepen with midlife, your experience of everything deepens, including your experience of God.

--Marianne Williamson

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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

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Children are not children. They are just younger people.

--Marianne Williamson


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People who are meditating every day and involved in a serious spiritual practice don't usually wake up in the morning and want to rush out to eat a bunch of junk food.

--Marianne Williamson

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The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and the acceptance of love.

--Marianne Williamson

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A long-term romance is like a rose bush. In any given season, a blossom might fall off. But if the plant is well nourished, then the season will come around again, and new blossoms appear.

--Marianne Williamson

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Look at Fukushima. Should we or should we not agree with the U.S. government that none of that radioactive energy is making its way here? Hello!

--Marianne Williamson

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You must learn a new way to think before you can master a new way to be.

--Marianne Williamson

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A lot of my traditional audience does not appreciate my foray into politics.

--Marianne Williamson

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The ultimate high is a creative surge of inner knowing, bursting forth through personal constriction and given as a gift to the universe around us.

--Marianne Williamson

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Love is insistent on its own continuation. Every fraction of a second, someone somewhere falls in love, a former enemy becomes a friend, and a newborn baby is born into the world.

--Marianne Williamson

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At midlife, you're pregnant with the best self you can be -- someone who has learned enough from both successes and failures to add up to a fine human being.

--Marianne Williamson

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If you want to end darkness you cannot beat it with a baseball bat, you have to turn on a light.

--Marianne Williamson


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You don't want to try to protect yourself from the pain of a crisis. You want to learn everything you can from it.

--Marianne Williamson

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To trust in the force that moves the universe is faith. Faith isn't blind, it's visionary.

--Marianne Williamson

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Being a mother makes everything more urgent.

--Marianne Williamson

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We incarcerate more African-American men today than were slaves in 1850.

--Marianne Williamson

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Political propaganda seeks to affect the way people perceive the world in order to affect the way they behave.

--Marianne Williamson

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You need not apologize for being brilliant, talented, gorgeous, rich, or smart.

--Marianne Williamson

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I personally am not a total pacifist. I do believe there is such a thing as a just war. I believe, for instance, the effort to destroy the Nazi regime militarily was justified military action.

--Marianne Williamson


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To the ego mind, surrender means giving up. To the spiritual mind, surrender means giving in and receiving.

--Marianne Williamson

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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.

--Marianne Williamson

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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

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You will fear the darkness only to the extent that you yourself are not providing light.

--Marianne Williamson

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Once the light of our awareness is cast on any darkness, then it cannot hide and it cannot remain. Such is the law of consciousness.

--Marianne Williamson

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Everyone archetypally is a parent to future generations.

--Marianne Williamson

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I place my life in the hands of God each day. And I trust that He knows what He's doing, even when I do not.

--Marianne Williamson

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Each of us has an inner room where we can visit to be cleansed of fear-based thoughts and feelings. This room, the holy of holies, is a sanctuary of light.

--Marianne Williamson

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What we really need to avoid is this epidemic of false positivism and false happiness, which says if it hurts, it must be bad. Sometimes it hurts because you have a conscience.

--Marianne Williamson

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We are to love our enemies that they might be returned to their right minds.

--Marianne Williamson

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When you understand the law of divine compensation, you realize that in the presence of spiritual consciousness, there is more than enough compensation for any diminishment in materiality.

--Marianne Williamson

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I think there is a place where self-awareness becomes self-preoccupation if you don't take what you have discovered and bring it to bear on the conditions of the world.

--Marianne Williamson


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Movies can be instruments of enlightenment.

--Marianne Williamson

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Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous?

--Marianne Williamson

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Any conversation which does not include the context of the journey of the heart is by definition untrue to who we are as human beings.

--Marianne Williamson

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Motherly love -- putting the care of children before every other consideration -- is the ultimate intelligence of nature.

--Marianne Williamson



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It takes great courage and personal strength to hold on to our center during times of great hurt. It takes wisdom to understand that our reactiveness only fans the flames of false drama.

--Marianne Williamson

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I've known Dennis Kucinich for a long time, and I don't think I have illusions about him. Sometimes I find him pompous, male chauvinistic, intellectually unbending. But he is a good man, and a serious one.

--Marianne Williamson

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God is the electricity and we are the lamps.

--Marianne Williamson

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We receive His peace when we ask Him for it. We keep His peace by extending it to others. Those are the keys and there are no others.

--Marianne Williamson

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Unforgiveness is like drinking poison yourself and waiting for the other person to die.

--Marianne Williamson


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Whatever situation you're in: Send love, place it in God's hands, open your heart to everyone involved -- and it will turn out miraculously.

--Marianne Williamson

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There is nothing enlightening about shrinking so that other people.

--Marianne Williamson

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Pray for Trump's sanity and clarity, because his power to cause real damage to our country is enormous.

--Marianne Williamson



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Major political parties have a role, but they are incapable of initiating fundamental change because they are fundamentally tied to the status quo. They are the status quo.

--Marianne Williamson

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Whether the Sikhs want to worship in Wisconsin or the Christians want to worship in Texas or the Jews want to worship in New York, we're living under the magnificent umbrella of a Constitution that says we can.

--Marianne Williamson

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Spiritual growth involves giving up the stories of your past so the universe can write a new one.

--Marianne Williamson

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Conscious awareness is the source of our healing...Only when you say the truth can the truth set you free. This is not a negative process, but at times it is a difficult process.

--Marianne Williamson


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There is no greater gift to future generations than that we do the work God has asked us to do: love one another, that the world might be made right.

--Marianne Williamson

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I had an experience that probably is shared by many parents. When my daughter was born, I felt viscerally connected to generations before and after me in a way that took me by surprise.

--Marianne Williamson

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I'm better than I used to be.
Better than I was yesterday.
But hopefully
not as good as I'll be tomorrow.

--Marianne Williamson

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You've done the bourgeois thing, perhaps, but let's not call that love.

--Marianne Williamson

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The sense of endings as well as beginnings in the air is now so obvious in so many dimensions of our experience that a critical mass has been reached.

--Marianne Williamson

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To me, drone use is a moral issue.

--Marianne Williamson

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God is definitely out of the closet.

--Marianne Williamson

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I try to remind myself not to go anywhere or do anything without asking for spiritual direction through prayer and meditation.

--Marianne Williamson

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We are material beings for but a moment in time, but we are spiritual beings forever.

--Marianne Williamson

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Old systems do not fold willingly, particularly when they control gargantuan amounts of wealth and power. But like empires of old -- from the Romans to the Hapsburgs to the colonial British -- even the largest do fall.

--Marianne Williamson

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We want spiritual principles to be more than beautiful abstractions; we want them to actually transform our lives.

--Marianne Williamson

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You have to make a space in your heart, in your mind and in your life itself for authentic human connection.

--Marianne Williamson

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Generation after generation can't just be loaded with more and more nuclear weapons and not ultimately dance to that music.

--Marianne Williamson

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I'm proud to say I was part of a movement in which we sang 'All You Need Is Love' at political rallies.

--Marianne Williamson

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As we mature through the years, we access more deeply information we had only abstractly understood before.

--Marianne Williamson


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I trust that when people meet, we meet for a transcendent reason, and that the challenges we face in life are always lessons that serve our soul's growth.

--Marianne Williamson


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Withholding love is a form of self-sabotage, as what we withhold from others, we are withholding from ourselves.

--Marianne Williamson


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The transformation from body identification to spirit identification is the purpose of our lives.

--Marianne Williamson

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Would a man ever be called vain for speaking his mind?

--Marianne Williamson

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We need love -- an awesome love grounded in the evolutionary potential for life on Earth -- to become the organizing principle for human society.

--Marianne Williamson

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The Latin root of the word 'politics' means 'of the people.' Politics is about something bigger than electoral politics; in that sense, I feel like I'm already involved.

--Marianne Williamson

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By the time something reaches the cover of Time magazine, it's old news anyway.

--Marianne Williamson

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Anything having to do with what is happening inside people has political significance to me. That is why I like the term "holistic politics.

--Marianne Williamson

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Attack thoughts towards others are attack thoughts towards ourselves.

--Marianne Williamson

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It doesn't take money to turn off the television and cultivate real bonding time.

--Marianne Williamson

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Love knows how to form itself. God will do his work if we do ours. Our job is to prepare ourselves for love. When we do, love finds us every time.

--Marianne Williamson


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I would never, ever in my life say, 'I want to go to Washington to heal the soul of Washington.'

--Marianne Williamson

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I think we're ripe for social revolution now. There is the necessary yearning, and the necessary, or at least incipient, outrage. And there is an inchoate knowing that all is not right.

--Marianne Williamson

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Christ is born into the world through each of us.

--Marianne Williamson

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The purpose of prayer is the alignment of the mind with the thoughts and the will of God.

--Marianne Williamson

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We do not heal the past by dwelling there. We heal the past by living in the present.

--Marianne Williamson

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Part of forgiving people is releasing them from our own agendas.

--Marianne Williamson

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The universe is not only self-organizing, it is also self-correcting.

--Marianne Williamson

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Anyone who is speaking of a greater compassion, a greater humanitarian concern, is a leader paving the path we all need to follow.

--Marianne Williamson

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Marriage, like everything else in the world, is holy or unholy depending on the purpose the mind ascribes to it.

--Marianne Williamson

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When I went to college in the 1970s, the Women's Liberation movement was all the buzz.

--Marianne Williamson

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Magic happens when you tell the universe what you want it to do for you; miracles happen when you ask how you can be of service to the universe.

--Marianne Williamson

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A threat to our freedom is a threat to our freedom, whether from a terrorist or from a trade deal.

--Marianne Williamson



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Life is a book that never ends. Chapters close, but not the book itself. The end of one physical incarnation is like the end of a chapter, on some level setting up the beginning of another.

--Marianne Williamson

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It is our own thoughts that hold the key to miraculous transformation.

--Marianne Williamson

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Our most meaningful conversations go on late at night when we're on the phone with our friends or talking to our lovers.

--Marianne Williamson

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I was very much a child of the 1960s. I protested the Vietnam War and grew up in a fairly politicized home. My father was like a cross between William Kunstler and Zorba the Greek. I grew up among left-wing lawyers.

--Marianne Williamson

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Forgiveness is the only thing that cleans the slate, dissolving the old so the new can come in.

--Marianne Williamson

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Love will not just heal your life or mine. Love will heal the world.

--Marianne Williamson

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The spiritual commitment is to make every situation an object of devotional connection.

--Marianne Williamson


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I deepen my experience of God through prayer, meditation, and forgiveness.

--Marianne Williamson

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A princess attracts a prince, and a queen attracts a king. Women who whine attract men who whine. Women full of the lioness heart attract men who are full of the lion.

--Marianne Williamson

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In the presence of resistance, we clam up. In the presence of approval, we blossom into goddesses.

--Marianne Williamson

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Where there is peace, there cannot be chaos; the two cannot coexist at the same time.

--Marianne Williamson

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Karma means that all actions have consequences. Grace means that in a moment of atonement -taking responsibility, making amends, asking for forgiveness -- all karma is burned.

--Marianne Williamson

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My hope is that I'm getting better and wiser. With every book, I have more of myself to pour onto the page.

--Marianne Williamson

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Anyone who isn't confused or conflicted on the topic of Israel probably isn't looking into it too deeply.

--Marianne Williamson

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Many people are despairing of the possibility of finding love. And some of the people who are despairing the most are in their thirties and forties and looking just great.

--Marianne Williamson

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Fuzzy thinking is, after all, just one step above not thinking at all. But to take the ideas of serious transformational thinkers and philosophers and throw the "new age" label at them is also abhorrent.

--Marianne Williamson

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Relationships never end, because they're of the mind; only bodies can separate. When you're missing someone, know it just means that on a soul level they've come to visit.

--Marianne Williamson

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What emerges from the silence is the deafening sound of an old world disintegrating.

--Marianne Williamson

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The world is meant to be a safe and nurturing environment for children. The fact that it isn't is a sacred call to action for every conscious woman.

--Marianne Williamson

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I'm always honored to be speaking alongside Deepak Chopra.

--Marianne Williamson

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Your relationship to food is but a reflection of your relationship to yourself, as is everything in your life.

--Marianne Williamson

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The choice to be used as an instrument of love, right here, right now, is a choice for personal empowerment.

--Marianne Williamson


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Governments move armies, but only individuals can move hearts.

--Marianne Williamson

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God isn't a noun but a process...a continual, infinitely creative outpouring of love and light onto all living things.

--Marianne Williamson



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The key to abundance is meeting limited circumstances with unlimited thoughts.

--Marianne Williamson

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King Solomon, who supposedly was the wisest of all men, described his youth as his winter and his advanced years as his summer. We can be older than we used to be yet feel much younger than we are.

--Marianne Williamson

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Fill you mind with the meaningless stimuli of a world preoccupied with meaningless things, and it will not be easy to feel peace in your heart.

--Marianne Williamson

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Imagine a temple inside your mind, a haven from the chaos of the world. Visit often.

--Marianne Williamson

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Most women I know are priestesses and healers, although many don't know it yet, and some never will. We are all of us sisters of a mysterious order.

--Marianne Williamson

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For many, many people, getting married is one of the most important things they will ever do in the pursuit of happiness.

--Marianne Williamson

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I don't think pain is a prerequisite for growth, but on the other hand, most of us choose very painful ways to learn.

--Marianne Williamson

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Tragedy takes us to the very state of consciousness which, were we to hold to it, would go far toward preventing further tragedies.

--Marianne Williamson

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One of the shocks of a 50th birthday is realizing the fundamental fact that your youth is irrevocably over.

--Marianne Williamson

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As a cell contains a natural intelligence by which it fosters the healthy functioning of the body, I, too, have natural intelligence that fosters the perfect unfolding of my life.

--Marianne Williamson

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Empires always have the hubris to think they are indestructible, when in fact they are always unsustainable.

--Marianne Williamson

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Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. When you choose to love, you choose to work miracles.

--Marianne Williamson

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Ego says, "Once everything falls into place, I'll feel peace." Spirit says, "Find your peace, and then everything will fall into place."

--Marianne Williamson

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The more mature we are, the more receptive we are.

--Marianne Williamson

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We cannot get to our knowledge because the world is too loud. And we tend to make it louder as we cry out in pain, pretending we are singing.

--Marianne Williamson

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The desire for transcendence is intimately connected with the desire for creativity. It is just as essential to who and what we are.

--Marianne Williamson

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You must learn to master a new way to think before you can master a new way to be.

--Marianne Williamson

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If I choose to bless another person, I will always end up feeling more blessed.

--Marianne Williamson

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A hero is someone who stands in the community and speaks their hopes and speaks their passion. That's almost an act of heroism nowadays because higher consciousness is so trivialized.

--Marianne Williamson

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In our ability to think about something differently lies the power to make it different.

--Marianne Williamson


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Every change is a challenge to become who we really are.

--Marianne Williamson



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Instead of praying: 'Dear God, bring me someone fabulous,' try: 'Dear God, make me into someone fabulous.'

--Marianne Williamson

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In Taoist philosophy, 'yin' is the feminine principle, representing the forces of earth, while 'yang' is the masculine principle, representing spirit.

--Marianne Williamson


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When it comes to politics today, the devils' not in the details; the devil's in the big picture, more often than not just hiding in plain sight.

--Marianne Williamson

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It's tempting, when confronted by political malfeasance, to become so absorbed with its symptom that we give too little attention to treating its cause.

--Marianne Williamson

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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


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The path to self-esteem lies in getting over yourself. There is nothing to esteem about our smaller dramas; it's our commitment to something beyond ourselves that is truly estimable to ourself and others.

--Marianne Williamson

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Success means we go to sleep at night knowing that our talents and ablities were used in a way that served others.

--Marianne Williamson

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The first step in forgiveness is the willingness to forgive.

--Marianne Williamson

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Our task, in the aftermath of September 11, was and continues to be the transformation of the effects of evil into something beautiful and good.

--Marianne Williamson

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Martin Luther King said it was time to inject a new dimension of love into the veins of human civilization. I don't think anyone is calling Martin Luther King a New Age woo-woo.

--Marianne Williamson

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America is a great country, and we've done a lot of good in the world. But we are a collection of people, not saints. We have our own sins to atone for.

--Marianne Williamson

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Once we truly understand that God's will is that we be happy, we no longer feel the need to ask for anything other than that God's will be done.

--Marianne Williamson

Bryce Canyon National Park Sunrise Point at Utah

There is nothing Madison Avenue can give us that will make us more beautiful women. We are beautiful because God created us that way.

--Marianne Williamson

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The key to happiness is the decision to be happy.

--Marianne Williamson

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Enlightenment is the only real antidote to the world's despair.

--Marianne Williamson

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The masculine DOES while the feminine IS. Major in the feminine, but minor in the masculine.

--Marianne Williamson

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When we are truly aware of our spiritual glory, a varicose vein or two is not that big a deal.

--Marianne Williamson

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Yes, hardships come. But I see in my life and in the lives of others how often something that does not have to be held as a hardship is dealt with by the mind as though it is.

--Marianne Williamson

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Behind every dark cloud there is an every-shining sun. Just wait. In time, the cloud will pass.

--Marianne Williamson

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Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. The real miracle is the love that inspires them. In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.

--Marianne Williamson

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Fear unchecked grows exponentially. Love poured forth has the power to remove it. Thus is the power of God in our lives.

--Marianne Williamson

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Allopathic doctors used to laugh condescendingly at those who posited that psychological, emotional and spiritual factors were important contributors to the sickness as well as healing of the body.

--Marianne Williamson

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Human civilization as we know it is like the Titanic headed for the iceberg, whether the iceberg be nuclear, environmental or terrorism-related.

--Marianne Williamson

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The man I love may decide tomorrow that he loves me no more -- but if my heart remains open, I will endure the storm.

--Marianne Williamson

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The miracle is when you shift. The miracle is when you know there is no hill -- you're removing the hill. The miracle is when you realize the time of physical decline can be a time of spiritual incline.

--Marianne Williamson

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If we do not like what we see in the world, we must face what we don't like in ourselves. As we change, the world will change with us.

--Marianne Williamson


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Behind every fear, there is a miracle waiting.

--Marianne Williamson


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For every person who might reject you if you live your truth, there are ten others who will embrace you and welcome you home.

--Marianne Williamson

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I know politics is emotionally brutal; I've already had experience with the reality of smear campaigns, so I understand there will not be a path of roses laid before me.

--Marianne Williamson

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Always be open to new beginnings. To the universe, every moment is the start of the next big thing in your life.

--Marianne Williamson

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If I had to choose between a narrow-minded woman or a man who was an enlightened thinker, I would vote for the man.

--Marianne Williamson



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If you give your life as a wholehearted response to love, then love will wholeheartedly respond to you.

--Marianne Williamson

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Sometimes sadness is appropriate. Not something to run from, not something to numb...just something to feel.

--Marianne Williamson

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Think of everything you've ever experienced that was painful; that's the meaning of Good Friday. Think of all the ways that love ultimately healed your heart; that's the meaning of Easter.

--Marianne Williamson

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When the heart is pierced, there is pain, yes, but also an invitation to a greater becoming.

--Marianne Williamson

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Love is a wave flowing in the direction of bliss for all living things. It will carry you if you allow it to flow through you.

--Marianne Williamson

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The greatest force of personal liberation is the decision to widen our circle of compassion, moving from focus on self to focus on service.

--Marianne Williamson

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We're hallucinating. And that's what this world is: a mass hallucination, where fear seems more real than love. Fear is an illusion. Our craziness, paranoia, anxiety and trauma are literally all imagined.

--Marianne Williamson

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Whatever we put out, it's coming back to us. The universe keeps a perfect set of books.

--Marianne Williamson

Arizona landscape

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.

--Marianne Williamson

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Often miracles are happening right in front of our eyes, but we think they should look different, so we miss them though they're right there.

--Marianne Williamson

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Your past is over; it cannot touch you. Forgive all involved, including yourself.

--Marianne Williamson

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My father was a deeply committed humanitarian. He was a fighter for social justice. He was spirited in the deepest sense.

--Marianne Williamson

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I've never seen service as separate from my spiritual practice or my spiritual teaching.

--Marianne Williamson

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And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.

--Marianne Williamson

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Spiritual 'exercise' keeps your mind in shape the way physical exercise keeps your body in shape.

--Marianne Williamson

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Miracles arise from conviction. Be convicted about these things: Miracles can happen. Miracles do happen. Love makes them happen.

--Marianne Williamson

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The undue influence of money on our politics is like a cancer underlying other cancers, the issue underlying all other issues.

--Marianne Williamson

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In every heart there is an inner room, where we can hold our greatest treasures and our deepest pain.

--Marianne Williamson

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A change of heart leads to change in behavior, and a change in behavior leads to changing the world.

--Marianne Williamson

green grass field with smoke

A miracle is a shift in perception from fear to love-from a belief in what is not real, to faith in that which is. That shift in perception changes everything.

--Marianne Williamson

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Now if you know what makes one person's life change, then you know what makes a nation change -- because a nation is simply a large group of individuals.

--Marianne Williamson



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In the Kabbala, it says that we receive the light in order to impart the light, and thus we repair the world.

--Marianne Williamson

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The spiritual journey has to do with learning to think more deeply and take as long a time as we need. That's the path to wisdom.

--Marianne Williamson

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We are afraid to allow ourselves to blossom fully because of the general disapproval that fills our air whenever a 'little lady' forgets her place.

--Marianne Williamson

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The worlds of Truth (love) and illusion (fear) are like parallel universes; with every thought we make a choice which one to inhabit.

--Marianne Williamson



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Religion is like a map. The route isn't important. It's the destination that matters.

--Marianne Williamson

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The problem with most intimate relationships is that they are not romantic. They do not involve a deeper knowing, and thus there is diminished possibility of sacred, transformative sharing.

--Marianne Williamson

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I believe the Israelis have been wronged, but they also have a lot to apologize for. And I believe the Palestinians have been wronged, but they have a lot to apologize for, as well.

--Marianne Williamson


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There is no amount of money I can make which could buffer my daughter from the horrors that will explode in our society if we do not address the huge amount of suffering in our midst.

--Marianne Williamson

woman holding Pug puppy

The Queen is coming to reclaim her girls.

--Marianne Williamson

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I am a student of universal spiritual principles, and I read theology and spiritual writings, so my grasp of basic spiritual principles is fairly good.

--Marianne Williamson

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I tell my mother I went to God in spite of my religious education. I feel that my religious education was inadequate, but that doesn't mean that Judaism was inadequate.

--Marianne Williamson

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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.

--Marianne Williamson


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The daughters of God don't brake for jerks.

--Marianne Williamson

black and white butterfly on green leaf

We are always pregnant with a truer version of ourselves.

--Marianne Williamson

green lizard

Spiritual progress is like a detoxification.

--Marianne Williamson

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We need to shift from an economic to a humanitarian organizing principle for human civilization. And women, en masse, should be saying so.

--Marianne Williamson

sunset forest

We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.

--Marianne Williamson

rock mountain during starry night

Our deepest human need is not material at all. Our deepest need is to be seen.

--Marianne Williamson




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In the hands of the ego, marriage is a prison. It is exclusive. It is a place where people are constantly reminded of their failures and limited by the energies of another person. It is rife with judgment and blame.

--Marianne Williamson


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Real love is comforting, to be sure, but not always at first.

--Marianne Williamson

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Marriage can be a magnificent lesson in becoming our best selves; that is true.

--Marianne Williamson


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The world cannot evolve if girls refuse to become women.

--Marianne Williamson

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If anything is naive and lightweight, it's the traditional political conversation.

--Marianne Williamson

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Living in this world, under the dominance of the ego mind, is difficult. That's the struggle.

--Marianne Williamson

green trees under white sky during daytime

We need more than a new politics; what we need is a new worldview. We need a fundamentally different bottom line.

--Marianne Williamson

starry night in Texas

When we are without joy, we grope in the dark. When we are centered in joy, we attain our wisdom. A joyful woman, by merely being, says it all. The world is terrified of joyful women.

--Marianne Williamson

coconut tree near body of water

The spiritual path is simply the journey of living our lives. Everyone is on a spiritual path; most people just don't know it.

--Marianne Williamson

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There's no reason to think that you'll be capable of loyalty to a diet until you address your basic disloyalty toward yourself.

--Marianne Williamson

black Sony point-and-shoot camera on yellow surface

The fact that people in Hollywood are open to what I teach is not because they're more desperate than anyone else, but because they're more touched by it. That's not their weakness. It's their strength!

--Marianne Williamson

close up shot of white flower

Love is all around us all the time. Love is the ethers that we swim in. Love is the amniotic fluid of the soul.

--Marianne Williamson

person sitting on black surface looking to sky

The moment of surrender is not when life is over. It's when it begins.

--Marianne Williamson

black and gray floral textile

No matter what is happening in the world of appearances, beyond the veil of illusion there is love and only Love.

--Marianne Williamson

grayscale photo of woman wearing collared shirt

In my first book, 'A Return to Love', I wrote about things in the outer world that need to change -- how we need to ameliorate deep poverty, heal the earth, end war.

--Marianne Williamson

purple-petaled flower on selective focus photography

You can live in your total potential creative capacity in an instant-with your heart open to give and receive love.

--Marianne Williamson

woman looking up to the sky while standing on white sand

The only way to end a culture of violence is to proactively create a culture of peace.

--Marianne Williamson



photo of brown parquet

Until we have met the monsters in ourselves, we keep trying to slay them in the outer world.

--Marianne Williamson

gray elephant

The opportunities for infinite possibility exist no matter what age we are.

--Marianne Williamson

photo of white and brown bricked wall during daytime

Jesus is a personal symbol of the Holy Spirit. Having been totally healed by the Holy Spirit, Jesus became one with him. Every thought, action, and deed of Jesus was guided by the Holy Spirit instead of ego.

--Marianne Williamson

snow covered mountain during daytime

When we surrender to God, we let go of our attachment to how things happen on the outside, and we become more concerned with what happens on the inside.

--Marianne Williamson

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