Marianne Williamson

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Think of your career as your ministry. Make your work an expression of love, in service to mankind. Within the worldly illusion, we all have different jobs. Some of us are artists, some of us are business people, some of us are scientists. But in the real world that lies beyond all this, we all have the same job: to minister to human hearts.
- Marianne Williamson
Collection: Jobs
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Unless we can be like children, we can't be happy.
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Collection: Children
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Only love can bring us peace. And the experience of love is a choice we make, a mental decision to see love as the only real purpose and value in any situation.
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Collection: Attitude
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Do what you love. Do what makes your heart sing. And NEVER do it for the money, Go to work to spread joy.
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Collection: Heart
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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.
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Collection: Spiritual
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People who hate often do so with great conviction. What we need are more people who love with conviction.
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Collection: Hate
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I think daily life is where the lessons come in - that's where the tests and the growth come in.
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Collection: Thinking
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All manifestation of fear is a reflection of the fact that humanity has forgotten its spiritual identity. In beginning to remember it, we put fear on notice that its days are numbered.
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Collection: Spiritual
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If you want to attract the coolest man in the world become the coolest woman in the world.
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Collection: Men
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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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Collection: Hero
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Prayer enables us to transform the world because it transforms us.
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Collection: Prayer
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But beauty itself is not given to us by anyone; it is a power we have within us from the gate, a radiance inside us.
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Collection: Radiance
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What is happening today is that there are millions of children who are not lifted up to the first rung of the ladder. Then they are condemned when they don't know how to climb from there.
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Collection: Children
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If we get away from the lazy and fuzzy thinking that is like a poison in our society - if we get away from all the bad television that we tend to watch - and begin to take up serious meditation and other sacred exercises, we will have a real revolution of consciousness. If that happens, the world will change by itself.
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Collection: Real
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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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Collection: Mean
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The love in me salutes the love in you.
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Collection: Salute
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The outer kingdom is not our real home. The inner kingdom is our everything.
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Collection: Real
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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
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Collection: Power Of God
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The highest level of creativity consists in being, not doing.
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Collection: Creativity
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Love is within us. It cannot be destroyed, but can only be hidden
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Collection: Love Is
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A real leader is not the top dog who merely shouts down orders. a leader is one who holds the space for the brilliance of others.
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Collection: Dog
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Often faith isn't hoping that good times are coming; it's trying to see that the good times are here.
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People want the nation to transform in the same way they want their own lives to transform. If you're interested in transforming your life, you can't just transform some things. You can't try to fix some things, but sweep other things under the rug because it's too hard to face them. And the same is true for a nation.
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Collection: People
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We experience who we really are, and what it is we are meant to do, in any moment when we pour our love into the universe.
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Collection: Our Love
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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.
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Collection: Eye
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Once you reach a certain age, you're either slowly dying or slowly being reborn. I want to choose the latter.
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Collection: Dying
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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.'
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Collection: Thinking
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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.
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Collection: Appreciation
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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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Collection: Happiness
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The thinking of the world leads us to think shallowly and act too quickly.
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Collection: Thinking
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God heard us. He sent help. He sent you.
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Collection: Happiness
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Your relationship with love is your relationship with the essence of who you are. It affects your relationship with your body, and your relationship with food. When you realize that you are a spirit and that this body is a temple, then you want to treat it well.
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Collection: Love Is
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Every relationship is a gift exchange.
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Collection: Inspirational
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Love is everywhere, but if our eyes aren't open to see it, we miss out. Who among us hasn't missed out on love because we were looking for it in one package and it came in another? Our problem is rarely a lack of love so much as a mental block to our awareness of its presence.*
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I sometimes say to people who have life-challenging illnesses: "Right now you are tempted to think that if you were physically well you would be happy. But if that were true, everybody who is physically well would be happy."
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Collection: Thinking
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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.
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Collection: Hurt
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Life is like a book that never ends. Chapters close, but not the book itself.
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Collection: Book
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The issue is that we, with our fears, our attacks, our judgments, our blame, and our constant emphasis on the realm of the body rather than the realm of love, eclipse the experience of true love.
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Collection: Issues
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There should be an expanded role in this society for every human being. I see an expanded role for the human spirit, for excellence, for virtue, and for creativity - within women, and within everyone.
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Collection: Creativity
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We were born with a natural tendency to focus on love. Our imaginations were creative and flourishing, and we knew how to use them. We were connected to a richer world, a world full of enchantment and a sense of the miraculous. What happened?
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Collection: Love
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We must keep in mind that where the road is crooked, God makes it straight, and where our hearts are wounded, God makes us whole. As we open our hearts in purity and simplicity, admitting to God that we are completely powerless in the area of our problem, His illumination redeems us.
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Collection: Heart
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I can’t say that there are “things” that make me come alive. There are thoughts that make me come alive. Those are thoughts that take me beyond myself; that remind me that there’s a bigger game going on on this planet than simply my own existence; that love works miracles, and how much we need them now.
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Collection: Games
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The world is terrified of joyful women. Make a stand. Be one anyway.
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Collection: World
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If your eyes were open to all the beauty in the world, you would be overwhelmed with joy.
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Collection: Inspirational
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Clearly, there is some invisible force that is moving every aspect of reality to its next best expression. And the universe is not only self-organizing, it is also self-correcting. The embryo becomes a baby; the baby is born; its lungs continue to breathe - not only were they created but then they continue to breathe. The heart is not only created but it continues to breathe. If there is injury and disease that becomes present within the body, the body is also equipped with an immune system to correct that.
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Collection: Baby
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If you're getting your guidance about who you are and what to do with your life only from the external world, then by definition you'll be led away from your authentic truth. Your authentic truth isn't in the material world. It's counterintuitive, but you have more power in the world when you know you're not of it.
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Collection: World
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Society never progresses because the majority one day wakes up and says, “Let’s do things differently.” The majority didn’t wake up and say, “Oh, let’s just free the slaves.” ... Society always progressed because a relatively small group of people — usually considered outrageous radicals by the status quo of their time — had a better idea and articulated another way. That’s simply how evolution works; it’s the mutation — the member of the species who does things differently - that points the way to the future because they’re better adapted for survival.
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Collection: Ideas
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There is a perverse comfort zone to living a small life. For women, that zone has to do with the fact that we're less likely to be challenged, we're less likely to be criticized, we're less likely to be called angry or strident, if we simply go along and acquiesce to the prevailing patterns of thought and behavior.
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Collection: Patterns
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Once the Western mind was disconnected from its sense of divine responsibility and genuine reverence towards nature, all hell broke loose. And that’s where we are now.
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Collection: Responsibility