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Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
by Marianne Williamson

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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We must be proactive in our love
in order for it to change our lives.
- Marianne Williamson

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson PHOTO

Most of us love, to be sure.
Yet far too often our love is passive.
We must be proactive in our love
in order for it to change our lives.
- Marianne Williamson

 

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.
- Marianne Williamson

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

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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When an idea reaches critical mass
there is no stopping the shift
its presence will induce.
- Marianne Williamson

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
- Marianne Williamson

We can always choose to perceive things differently.
You can focus on what's wrong in your life,
or you can focus on what's right.
- Marianne Williamson

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

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.
- Marianne Williamson

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson

Love is what we were born with.
Fear is what we learned here.
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

You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure about you.
We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us.
- Marianne Williamson

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

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

God exists in eternity.
The only point where eternity meets time is in the present.
The present is the only time there is.
- Marianne Williamson

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

We may have bad weather in Ireland, but the sun shines
in the hearts of the people and that keeps us all warm.
- Marianne Williamson

The first step in forgiveness is the willingness to forgive.
- Marianne Williamson

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

Love is what we were born with.
Fear is what we learned here.
- Marianne Williamson

God is definitely out of the closet.
- Marianne Williamson

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

Our past is a story existing only in our minds.
Look, analyze, understand, and forgive.
Then, as quickly as possible, chuck it.
- Marianne Williamson

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

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

Maturity includes the recognition that no one is going
to see anything in us that we don't see in ourselves.
Stop waiting for a producer.
Produce yourself.
- Marianne Williamson

Joy, has no cost.
- Marianne Williamson

In every community, there is work to be done.
In every nation, there are wounds to heal.
In every heart, there is the power to do it.
- Marianne Williamson

Dear God, Please send to me the spirit of Your peace.
Then send, dear Lord, the spirit of peace from me to all the world.
Amen.
- Marianne Williamson

In our natural state, we are glorious beings.
In the world of illusion, we are lost and imprisoned,
slaves to our appetites and our will to false power.
- Marianne Williamson

The only work that will ultimately bring any good to
any of us is the work of contributing to the healing of the world.
- Marianne Williamson

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

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

We need less posturing and more genuine charisma.
Charisma was originally a religious term,
meaning "of the spirit" or "inspired."
It's about letting God's light shine through us.
It's about a sparkle in people that money can't buy.
It's an invisible energy with visible effects.
To let go, to just love, is not to fade into the wallpaper.
Quite the contrary, it's when we truly become bright.
We're letting our own light shine.
- Marianne Williamson

Some men know that a light touch of the tongue,
running from a woman's toes to her ears,
lingering in the softest way possible in various places in between,
given often enough and sincerely enough,
would add immeasurably to world peace.
- Marianne Williamson

May we not succumb to thoughts of violence and revenge today,
but rather to thoughts of mercy and compassion.
We are to love our enemies that they might be returned to their right minds.
- Marianne Williamson

As we become purer channels for God's light,
we develop an appetite for the sweetness that is possible in this world.
A miracle worker is not geared toward fighting the world that is,
but toward creating the world that could be.
- Marianne Williamson

We will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
- Anonymous

Sometimes our light goes out but
is blown into flame by another human being.
Each of us owes deepest thanks
to those who have rekindled this light.
- Albert Schweitzer

Friends are God's way of apologizing to us for our families.
- Anonymous

Could we see when and where we are to meet again,
we would be more tender when we bid our friends goodbye.
- Ouida

In all our contacts, it is probably the sense
of being really needed and wanted
which gives us the greatest satisfaction
and creates the most lasting bond.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people stay for awhile,
and move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to a new understanding,
leave footprints on our hearts,
and we are never, ever the same.
- Flavia Weedn

We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone.
Only through our love and friendship can we
create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
- Orson Welles

Some people move our souls to dance.
- Flavia Weedn

Friends love misery, in fact.
Sometimes, especially if we are too lucky
or too successful or too pretty,
our misery is the only thing that endears us to our friends.
- Erica Jong

Our chief want is someone who will inspire us
to be what we know we could be.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friends are angels who lift us to our feet
when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
- Anonymous

At times our own light goes out
and is rekindled by a spark from another person.
Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude
of those who have lighted the flame within us.
- Albert Schweitzer

Friends share our pain and touch our wounds
with a gentle and tender hand.
- Henri Nouwen

There is danger that we lose sight of
what our friend is absolutely,
while considering what she is to us alone.
- Henry David Thoreau

Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends.
- Jacques Delille

If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship,
we must love our friend for their sakes
rather than for our own.
- Charlotte Bronte

It is not so much our friends' help that helps us,
as the confidence of their help.
- Epicurus

Life is all in our Perspective.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Recovery begins with embracing our pain
and taking the risk to share it with others.
We do this by joining a group
and talking about our pain.
- John Bradshaw

To a very young child, mommy and daddy are gods.
We spend our lives looking to regain
that sense of being cared for and protected.
Thus religion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May we so love as never to have occasion
to repent of our love!
- Henry David Thoreau

We are by nature observers, and thereby learners.
That is our permanent state.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We all have our thorns - and blooms.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.
And man can be as big as he wants.
No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
- John F. Kennedy

To live a creative life
we must lose our fear of being wrong.
- Joseph Chilton Pearce

If we want to direct our lives,
we must take control of our consistent actions.
It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives,
but what we do consistently.
- Anthony Robbins

There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this,
we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life is in our point-of-view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We live in a wonderful world that is
full of beauty, charm and adventure.
There is no end to the adventures that we can have
if only we seek them with our eyes open.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

The common denominator of our heroes
is that each set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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