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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.

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.

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. ---->>>

Relationships are eternal. The 'separation' is another chapter in the relationship. Often, letting go of the old form of the relationship becomes a lesson in pure love much deeper than any would have learned had the couple stayed together.

Relationships are eternal. The 'separation' is another chapter in the relationship. Often, letting go of the old form of the relationship becomes a lesson in pure love much deeper than any would have learned had the couple stayed together.

We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? ---->>>

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.

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.

One day I looked at something in myself that I had been avoiding because it was too painful. Yet once I did, I had an unexpected surprise. Rather than self-hatred, I was flooded with compassion for myself because I realized the pain necessary to develop that coping mechanism to begin with. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

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

Self-awareness is not self-centeredness, and spirituality is not narcissism. 'Know thyself' is not a narcissistic pursuit. ---->>>

Enchanted partnership begins with the conscious understanding, on the part of two people, that the purpose of their relationship is not so much material as spiritual, and the internal skills demanded by it are prodigious.

Enchanted partnership begins with the conscious understanding, on the part of two people, that the purpose of their relationship is not so much material as spiritual, and the internal skills demanded by it are prodigious.

There's nothing more powerful than a woman who knows how to contain her power and not let it leak, standing firmly within it in mystery and silence. A woman who talks too much sheds her allure.

There's nothing more powerful than a woman who knows how to contain her power and not let it leak, standing firmly within it in mystery and silence. A woman who talks too much sheds her allure.

Enlightenment is the key to everything, and it is the key to intimacy, because it is the goal of true authenticity. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

Old Newtonian physics claimed that things have an objective reality separate from our perception of them. Quantum physics, and particularly Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle, reveal that, as our perception of an object changes, the object itself literally changes. ---->>>

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

The Founders didn't mention political parties when they wrote the Constitution, and George Washington in essence warned us against them in his Farewell Address. ---->>>

The present moment, if you think about it, is the only time there is. No matter what time it is, it is always now. ---->>>

The new midlife is where you realize that even your failures make you more beautiful and are turned spiritually into success if you became a better person because of them. You became a more humble person. You became a more merciful and compassionate person. ---->>>

The holidays are only holy if we make them so. ---->>>

Nature is infinitely creative. It is always producing the possibility of new beginnings. ---->>>

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

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

We're often afraid of looking at our shadow because we want to avoid the shame or embarrassment that comes along with admitting mistakes. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

The Law of Divine Compensation posits that this is a self-organizing and self-correcting universe: the embryo becomes a baby, the bud becomes a blossom, the acorn becomes an oak tree. Clearly, there is some invisible force that is moving every aspect of reality to its next best expression. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

As someone who has faced as much disappointment as most people, I've come to trust not that events will always unfold exactly as I want, but that I will be fine either way.

As someone who has faced as much disappointment as most people, I've come to trust not that events will always unfold exactly as I want, but that I will be fine either way.

We live in a world of constant juxtaposition between joy that's possible and pain that's all too common. We hope for love and success and abundance, but we never quite forget that there is always lurking the possibility of disaster. ---->>>

Take stock of your thoughts and behavior. Each night ask yourself, when were you negative when you could have been positive? When did you withhold love when you might have given it? When did you play a neurotic game instead of behaving in a powerful way? Use this process to self-correct.

Take stock of your thoughts and behavior. Each night ask yourself, when were you negative when you could have been positive? When did you withhold love when you might have given it? When did you play a neurotic game instead of behaving in a powerful way? Use this process to self-correct.

I think the heartbreak of September 11 - America's grief not only over the loss of life but also the loss of our own innocence - has expanded us as people because it has tenderized our hearts. On a psychological level, the American people have matured as a result of that awful day. ---->>>

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

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. ---->>>

The number one root of all illness, as we know, is stress. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

All of us wish we'd had perfect childhoods, with a mother and father who modeled ideal parental attitudes and taught us to internalize the tenets of self-love. Many of us, however, did not. ---->>>

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

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

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

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

Trying to suppress or eradicate symptoms on the physical level can be extremely important, but there's more to healing than that; dealing with psychological, emotional and spiritual issues involved in treating sickness is equally important. ---->>>

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

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

Anytime you try to be a loving person, you're doing your part to save the world. ---->>>

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

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

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

Romance is one of the sacred temples that dot the landscape of life. ---->>>

Love is the intuitive knowledge of our hearts. ---->>>

I have a gruff side. This is not exactly news... At the same time, anyone who wants to judge me for this can walk a mile in my moccasins. And then we'll talk. ---->>>

The mortal mind alone cannot devise an answer to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, because the true answer lies on a level of consciousness that's beyond our mortal thinking. Quite simply, when it comes to Israel and the Palestinians, we need a miracle. ---->>>

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

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.

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.

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. ---->>>

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

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. ---->>>

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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. ---->>>

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

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

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

Everything we do is infused with the energy in which we do it. If we're frantic, life will be frantic. If we are peaceful, life will be peaceful. ---->>>

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

When you turn your life over to God, you don't give up the drama; you give up the cheap drama. ---->>>

The AIDS virus is not more powerful than God. ---->>>

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

My self healing lies in praying for those who have harmed me. ---->>>

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

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

Prayer is the medium of miracles; in whatever way works for you, pray right now. ---->>>

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

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

An enchanted love, an awakened love, between two people is a blessing on the entire world. ---->>>

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

Spirit is impervious to illness. ---->>>

The daughters of God don't brake for jerks.

The daughters of God don't brake for jerks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I love prayer candles, and I use them often. ---->>>

I never thought being famous would be wonderful, but my limited exposure to celebrity has shown me the dark side big-time.

I never thought being famous would be wonderful, but my limited exposure to celebrity has shown me the dark side big-time.

If you're trained in metaphysics, you don't see the world as distinct from yourself. You are one with the world. ---->>>

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

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

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

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

To me, when I think of New Age, I think of crystals and rainbows and platitudes. ---->>>

Trust is very hard if you don't know what you're trusting. ---->>>

When God created the world, he didn't draw a line between Canada and America. ---->>>

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

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

As all of us are only too aware, the loud and frantic voices of the outer world easily drown out the small, still loving voice within. ---->>>

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

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

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

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

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

The press creates a caricature. ---->>>

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

You get enough people agreeing in consciousness that Mexico is a dangerous place, and that dangerous thought will make it so. ---->>>

At their peak, religion and psychotherapy become one. ---->>>

Jesus was a human being who, while on Earth, completely self-actualized and fulfilled in all ways the potential glory that lies within us all. ---->>>

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

Sometimes a miracle is a change in material conditions, such as physical healing. At other times, it is a psychological or emotional change. ---->>>

The top of one mountain is always the bottom of another. ---->>>

While women were powerfully liberated both externally as well as internally by the feminism of the 1970s, we made some serious mistakes as well. ---->>>

You label somebody 'New Age,' and that's automatic mockery: 'She cannot possibly be a serious thinker.' ---->>>

Family relationships trigger childhood wounds, and those wounds often trump our rational thinking. We can't 'rationally' transcend the kind of primal pain that such relationships can arouse. ---->>>

We need to shift from an economic organizing principle for human civilization, to a humanitarian organizing principle. Making money more important than your own children is a pathological way for an individual to run their affairs, and it's a pathological way for a society to run its affairs. ---->>>

The ego mind both professes its desire for love and does everything possible to repel it, or if it gets here anyway, to sabotage it. That is why dealing with issues like control, anger, and neediness is the most important work in preparing ourselves for love.

The ego mind both professes its desire for love and does everything possible to repel it, or if it gets here anyway, to sabotage it. That is why dealing with issues like control, anger, and neediness is the most important work in preparing ourselves for love.

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. ---->>>

Today's average American is more apt to rebel against a tennis shoe not coming in the right color than against the slow erosion of our democratic freedom. ---->>>

The point of Jesus' existence wasn't to lessen or diminish our appreciation of each other, but to expand our appreciation of each other by reminding us what lies within all of us, because Jesus was an example of the pinnacle of human evolution. ---->>>

Ironically, it is when we identify with our spirits rather than our bodies that we are most powerful on the material plane. Our overidentification with the world does not give us power within the world so much as it diminishes our power here. It makes us frightened and nervous and full of anxiety. ---->>>

The whole Obama phenomenon brings up memories from my distant past: the good-looking guy who talks real good, whose line you don't buy immediately but whose charm is so dazzling that he gradually convinces you that this time it will be different. ---->>>

While overeating would be seen by some as an indulgence of self, it is in fact a profound rejection of self. It is a moment of self-betrayal and self-punishment, and anything but a commitment to one's own well-being. ---->>>

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.

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.

In every advanced mammalian species that survives and thrives, a common anthropological characteristic is the fierce behavior of the adult female of the species when she senses a threat to her cubs. The lioness, the tigress and the mama bear are all examples. ---->>>

People don't live in Los Angeles because we are tied to the same old, same old. We live in Los Angeles because of the intoxicating energy of new beginnings that permeate our city. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Viewing Israelis and Palestinians from a psychological perspective, they would both be seen as victims of abuse; that is how they both understandably feel, and it's how they both understandably behave. The Jewish psyche is in victimized reaction to the Holocaust, and the Palestinian psyche is in victimized reaction to the Israelis. ---->>>

We Liberals like to think our thoughts aren't controlled. We pride ourselves on our independent thinking. We know we shouldn't believe everything we read. We realize the media is skewed, we know it's owned by a small group of people, we realize it's biased, etc. ---->>>

In the name of feminism, we denied some essential aspects of our authentic selves. While feminism should have been nothing if not a celebration of our own unique characteristics, we insisted that we had no unique characteristics... that gender differences were hogwash, and a feminine woman was nothing more than a plaything for men. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Over the years, many people on a spiritual journey have asked me why I keep going on about politics, and many people involved in politics have asked me why I keep going on about spirituality. ---->>>

People who attend support groups who have been diagnosed with a life-challenging illness live on average twice as long after diagnosis as people who don't. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

I read an article somewhere that stated 1 in 4 American women will be considered clinically depressed in their lifetime. This should be more than a gold mine for pharmaceutical companies - it should be a wake-up call. ---->>>

People on a spiritual path - personal growth, spiritual practice, recovery, yoga and so forth - are the last people who should be sitting out the social and political issues of our day. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

When my sister was diagnosed with cancer in 1989, her doctor told her that the cancer had probably been in her system for 10 years. By the time cancer's diagnosed, it's usually been around for quite a while. ---->>>

Americans are good with to-do lists; just tell us what to do, and we'll do it. Throughout our history, we have proven that. Colonize. Check. Win our independence. Check. Form a union. Check. Expand to the Pacific. Check. Settle the West. Check. Keep the Union together. Check. Industrialize. Check. Fight the Nazis. Check.

Americans are good with to-do lists; just tell us what to do, and we'll do it. Throughout our history, we have proven that. Colonize. Check. Win our independence. Check. Form a union. Check. Expand to the Pacific. Check. Settle the West. Check. Keep the Union together. Check. Industrialize. Check. Fight the Nazis. Check.

Hope lies in having more faith in the power of God to heal us than in the power of anything to hurt or destroy us. In realizing that as children of God we are bigger than our problems, we have the power at last to confront them.

Hope lies in having more faith in the power of God to heal us than in the power of anything to hurt or destroy us. In realizing that as children of God we are bigger than our problems, we have the power at last to confront them.

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. ---->>>

I remember I was walking through a store, and I saw clothes a 25-year-old would wear. And the conversation in my head was, 'I'm not young and fabulous anymore.' But, immediately, there was a voice that said, 'No, you can be older and fabulous.' In other words, still just as fabulous, but in a different way. ---->>>

I want to be a cheerleader for women who have never even considered running for office or being involved in a campaign, but who in the quietness of their hearts might think, 'Why not me?' ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Priests, ministers and rabbis are asking where the children are going. Slowly but surely, they're seeing that people are hungry for something beyond the doctrine. It isn't that they don't want religious truth. But they want the mystical core, the heart of the religious truth. ---->>>

The entire political system is contrary to everything a feminine heart stands for. It lacks inclusion. It lacks tenderness toward children. It lacks honor for relationships. It lacks reverence for the earth. It lacks love. And without those things, the feminine psyche disconnects. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

The 'Course in Miracles' says one day you will realize that death is not the punishment but the reward. And it says that birth is not the beginning of life but a continuation. And physical death is not the end of life but a continuation.

The 'Course in Miracles' says one day you will realize that death is not the punishment but the reward. And it says that birth is not the beginning of life but a continuation. And physical death is not the end of life but a continuation.

Whatever it is that leads human beings to hate, to destroy, and to kill has taken on a collective force like never before, as technology and globalization now give it the capacity to not just strike, but to strike us all, together, as one.

Whatever it is that leads human beings to hate, to destroy, and to kill has taken on a collective force like never before, as technology and globalization now give it the capacity to not just strike, but to strike us all, together, as one.

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Joy, has no cost. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

The basic premise of 'A Course in Miracles' is that it teaches us to relinquish thoughts based on fear and to accept instead thoughts based on love. ---->>>

Many times in life, we say we want change but are then terrified when the opportunity for it arrives. ---->>>

Never think you can separate who you are from what you're doing. ---->>>

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

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

There is nothing that a military machine can do to work a miracle. ---->>>

Today, most Americans are too cynical, or tired, or both, to even approximate our Founders' courageous repudiation of injustice. ---->>>

Everyone archetypally is a parent to future generations. ---->>>

In 'Healing the Soul of America,' I wrote about Gandhi's notion of soul force in politics and why it matters to stand on your truth. ---->>>

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

As citizens of the United States, we are stewards of this magnificent thing called democracy. ---->>>

I know I'm not a great writer. I'm an extremely gifted oral communicator, but when it comes to writing, I'm just a beginner. ---->>>

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

It's very scary having something wrong with your head. ---->>>

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

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. ---->>>

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

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

We experience God to the extent to which we love, forgive, and focus on the good in others and ourselves. ---->>>

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

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

Being a mother makes everything more urgent. ---->>>

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

I can't say that there are 'things' that make me come alive. There are thoughts that make me come alive. ---->>>

I'm a provocateur. ---->>>

In God, there is no lack and no recession. ---->>>

In my lifetime, we have lost a President, a Civil Rights leader and a Presidential candidate - all to gun violence. ---->>>

In the East, the guru never calls himself a guru. ---->>>

Institutional memory is important in any organization, but so are fresh ideas. ---->>>

It's a fraction of the cost to prevent a war than prosecute a war. ---->>>

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

Movies can be instruments of enlightenment. ---->>>

Only do what you feel called in your heart to do, and then give all of yourself to the task. ---->>>

People crave comfort, people crave connection, people crave community. ---->>>

People with AIDS, cancer and other illnesses need free nonmedical support services. ---->>>

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

Spiritual growth and spirituality always seem suspect to some people. ---->>>

Spiritual principles do not change, but we do. ---->>>

The force that keeps the planets revolving around the sun would be glad to handle the circumstances of your life, if only you would ask him to. ---->>>

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

The world is a holographic universe, with every piece containing the whole. ---->>>

You can't 'work through worry and fear rationally,' because fear isn't rational! ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

I believe that hunger for a 'lost dimension' of experience is a natural yearning in all of us, and it doesn't go away just because we ignore it. It is evidenced among other places in the millions of children and adults who obsessively read the 'Harry Potter' books. It is said that fiction is where someone gets to tell the truth. ---->>>

In 2004, Kucinich was the only presidential candidate who warned that a war in Iraq would be completely disastrous. I remember how mocked he was when he predicted hand-to-hand combat in Baghdad. I remember Candy Crowley, and other reporters as well, treating his views on the impending war as ridiculous, out there, almost insane. ---->>>

In our society, as people pass out of young adulthood, they tend to relate to themselves more in terms of what they are no longer than what they are now, and that's psychologically low-grade devastating.

In our society, as people pass out of young adulthood, they tend to relate to themselves more in terms of what they are no longer than what they are now, and that's psychologically low-grade devastating.

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. ---->>>

Presidential campaigns are exhausting. Once they're over, we all heave a sigh of relief that we have our lives back, the constant emails and news reports no longer harangue us, and the topic even turns at times to something else entirely. ---->>>

The Project Angel Food Program's mission is to nourish the body and spirit of men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS and other serious illness. The Project Angel Food Program delivers free and nutritious meals prepared with love. We act out of a sense of urgency because hunger and illness cannot wait. ---->>>

Americans are good people, and at times we can be wise. But we're often under-informed by media, misinformed by our government and ill-served by both. ---->>>

An educated child earns more later in life, knows how to keep their own children from dying, produces more food, is less likely to get AIDS, and in the case of boys, is less likely to engage in armed civil conflict. ---->>>

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.

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.

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! ---->>>

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. ---->>>

The human race is evolving to the realization that what is happening on the level of consciousness both precedes and determines what happens in the world. ---->>>

When I was just writing books and giving lectures, if people disagreed, they just didn't buy your book or attend your lectures. But, if you're leading a congregation, people feel they have the right to tell you what you should or shouldn't talk about. And that hasn't always been easy for me. ---->>>

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

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. ---->>>

God is definitely out of the closet. ---->>>

You've committed no sins, just mistakes. ---->>>

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

When America does what's right, it's such a light on this planet. ---->>>

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

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

'Accepting the Christ' is merely a shift in self-perception. ---->>>

America has swerved from its ethical center. ---->>>

America won't be saved because one or 10 people stand up. It will be saved because millions of us stand up. ---->>>

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

In most of our situations in life, if we take a good honest look at our lives, we are holding to small, limiting thoughts, cynical thoughts. ---->>>

The Western world is having an identity crisis. ---->>>

The world cannot evolve if girls refuse to become women. ---->>>

To me, drone use is a moral issue. ---->>>

War is just an effect, not a cause. ---->>>

We have the same soul at 60 that we had at 40, and the same soul at 25 that we had when we were 5. ---->>>

We live in a world of easy friendships - people here for you when it's easy, 'so-sorry-but-I-have-an-errand-to-do-now' when it's not. ---->>>

Children are not children. They are just younger people. ---->>>

Christ is born into the world through each of us. ---->>>

Divine organization is inherent in all things. ---->>>

Doug Motel makes 'conscious comedy'. He makes me laugh, and he makes me think. ---->>>

Gay men in a very real way created my career. ---->>>

God goes with me everywhere, because God is in my mind. ---->>>

Governments move armies, but only individuals can move hearts. ---->>>

I didn't realize that running as an independent would be perceived as a threat to the Democrats. ---->>>

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

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

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

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

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

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

In all the great religious systems, there are divine beings who represent the feminine face of the divine. ---->>>

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

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. ---->>>

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! ---->>>

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

Sometimes it's easier to love people when there is a healthy distance between us. ---->>>

Throughout my career I have been an advocate for women, in all aspects of their lives. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

The primary social contract between the people of the United States and their government - quaint though it might seem to even mention it at this point - is that ours is to be a government 'of the people, by the people, for the people.' ---->>>

If I just want to 'start a conversation,' I don't need to run for office. As a matter of fact, it could be argued that many people are more open to hearing you if you're not running for office. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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! ---->>>

There's a certain je ne sais quoi that Americans have in spades - a we-can-do-anything spirit that makes so many things possible for all of us. We're rugged individualists, aspirational in nature, and we like to think for ourselves. ---->>>

Certainly there is such a thing as chemical depression, and for that, obviously, there are issues that psychotherapists are much more expert at speaking to, but I think there is a low-grade depression that actually prevails in our society. And most of us feel it. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 07-08, 1952
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, U.S.
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Occupation: Author
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Marianne Deborah Williamson (born July 8, 1952) is an American spiritual teacher, author and lecturer. She has published eleven books, including four New York Times number one bestsellers. She is the founder of Project Angel Food, a meals-on-wheels program that serves homebound people with AIDS in the Los Angeles area, and the co-founder of The Peace Alliance, a grassroots campaign supporting legislation to establish a United States Department of Peace (wikipedia)