Wisdom from Marianne Williamson

01/01/2013

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let our light shine Marianne Williamson

~ Marianne Williamson quotes ~

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

“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.”

“Something amazing happens when we surrender and just love. We melt into another world, a realm of power already within us. The world changes when we change. The world softens when we soften. The world loves us when we choose to love the world.”

“Whenever we feel lost, or insane, or afraid, all we have to do is ask for His help. The help might not come in the form we expected, or even thought we desired, but it will come, and we will recognize it by how we feel. In spite of everything, we will feel at peace.”

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34 responses to Wisdom from Marianne Williamson

  1. 

    beautiful – thank you for posting this!

  2. 

    Not “like” but love!

  3. 

    Excellent. Very Inspiring Truths. Great Post.

  4. 

    Such a wonderful post. Thank you so much. 🙂

  5. 

    Smiling, nodding :). I especially love the explanation of ‘vengeance is mine saith the Lord’ – meaning, it is not yours :). Yes!

  6. 

    I love the words of Marianne Williamson too, and wrote a post on this in May last year. http://helpwithyourlife.wordpress.com/?s=shine+your+light
    Thank you for sharing it and starting the New Year off with a postive boost of wisdom! 🙂

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      Hooray! It’s always wonderful to connect with another Marianne Williamson student. Thanks for providing your link here to your great post which included her amazing passage form A Return To Love (a most incredible book). Thanks for your kind comment of support! 😀

  7. 

    thanks for sharing!

  8. 

    I hope you don’t mind, I love your little image ‘Let Peace begin with me’ so I have added it to my sidebar with a link back to your home page. xxx

  9. 

    Fellow blogger because I really like your blog. I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. If you want to acknowledge this award and share it with your followers, click on the following link for the rules. You can take your time, as I did. Otherwise, just know I appreciate your blogs. http://rigzenchomo.com/2013/01/03/one-lovely-blog-award/

  10. 

    Your kind wisdom means so much to me! Thank you for putting words to this wise insight: Darkness helps us find forgiveness, compassion, and love. Reminds me of the wonderful old saying that a smooth sea never made a skillful sailor. Blessings to you, my friend. Thank you for the light you share in our world!

  11. 

    I used to study “The Course in Miracles,” where Williamson got her inspiration. I remember the first quote about fear. So true. I used to have it hanging on my bedroom mirror.
    I know you have visited me before. If you get a chance, I love to hear your response to my last post about “Forgiveness or Revenge ?”

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      Hello beautiful boomer, I have read your piece and all the comments but will need my morning tea to compose a worthy reply on your post 😉 It’s not quite 5:30am here and insomnia has stolen some sleep. I will say, as you know, from ‘A Return to Love’ that Marianne talks a LOT about forgiveness. It is a huge concept, especially when faced with atrocities. I’ll go make that tea now, and get back to you soon 🙂 Much love xo

  12. 

    Some wonderful messagfes and great wisdom here! Thnk you, Gina!
    Russ

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    Thank you for posting this, Gina. “Our eternal essence is innocence” resonated with me. I love the positive affirmations of Marianne’s message – affirming the innate good of humankind. Reassuring, to be sure! I borrowed your image below, Gina – the one on the left – and used it for my blog today. I hope you don’t mind. I tiptoed right in, like no one was watching, and let the inspiration of that message move me forward into a poem for today. Thanks for the music! I danced right out with more happiness than I came. God bless you!

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      Hello wonderful Jan! I am so glad you found and enjoyed that wee art I’d found on the ‘net and put it with your fantastic poem today! Indeed, Likes are delightful but it’s the Comments that really make this blogging world go ’round. Thank you for so kindly taking the time to visit me here and share your wonderful comments. You really make my day, every time 🙂
      Love, your friend, Gina

  14. 

    Love your encouraging quotes.
    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

  15. 

    Forgiving can be very difficult but if you are unable than you stay trapped in the anger and hurt which ultimately is self-destructive.