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A collection of enlightening Marianne Williamson quotes and sayings on life, success, failure, fear, light, shine, forgiveness, peace, community, work, compassion etc.

97 Enlightening & Powerful Quotes By Marianne Williamson To Empower You

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Famous As: Writer

Born On: July 8, 1952

Born In: Houston

Marianne Deborah Williamson is a well-known American lecturer, speaker, spiritual teacher and author, who has written several ‘New York Times Bestseller’ novels. Along with her work in literature, she is also famous for her humanitarian work that includes establishing organizations like Project Angel Food (serves food for people suffering with AIDS) and The Peace Alliance. She is also the founder of Sister Giants, which is responsible for conducting seminars all across the United States for women who have ambitions for politics. She believes that self healing is the best form of therapy and her genre of work is based on the same, which sold millions of copies and eventually her being labeled as ‘Self-help Guru’. She believed that one can always choose to perceive things differently. One can either focus on the rights or the wrongs in life. We have collected her notable quotes from her books, writings, articles, speeches, lectures etc. Zoom through these self improvement quotes from this famous orator to deal with difficult times in life.

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?

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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.

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Women are still in emotional bondage as long as we need to worry that we might have to make a choice between being heard and being loved.

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

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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.

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We can always choose to perceive things differently. We can focus on what's wrong in our life, or we can focus on what's right.

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...available people are the ones who are dangerous, because they confront us with the possibility of real intimacy.

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When a woman rises up in glory, her energy is magnetic and her sense of possibility contagious.

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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.

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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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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.

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Spiritual progress is like a detoxification.

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To be a princess is to play at life. To be a queen is to be a serious player...The purpose of life as a woman is to ascend to the throne and rule with heart.

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

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‎"Nothing binds you except your thoughts; nothing limits you except your fear; and nothing controls you except your beliefs.

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When a woman conceives her true self, a miracle occurs and life around her begins again.

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

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There is no single effort more radical in its potential for saving the world than a transformation of the way we raise our children.

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

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The only thing missing in any situation is that in which you are not giving

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If a train doesn't stop at your station, then it's not your train.

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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In that Holy Place where you tell Him everything and he understands; there are angels who stand in wait to hear his every command. How may they serve you and increase your joy?

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...there are four rules for miraculous work creation: Be positive. Send love. Have fun. Kick ass. Amen.

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

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...a miracles is a reasonable thing to ask for.

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Only write from your own passion, your own truth. That's the only thing you really know about, and anything else leads you away from the pulse.

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

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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.

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The Queen is coming to reclaim her girls.

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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. (Page 27.)

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When we attach value to things that aren’t love—the money, the car, the house, the prestige—we are loving things that can’t love us back. We are searching for meaning in the meaningless.

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You are loved, and your purpose is to love.

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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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God is definitely out of the closet.

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Our triumph over sorrow is not that we can avoid it but that we can endure it. And therein lies our hope; that in spirit we might become bigger than the problems we face.

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Where there is lack, God’s abundance is on the way. Hold on. Have faith. It’s coming.

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Our prayer is not simply, ‘Dear God, please send me a better job,’ but, ‘Dear God, enable me to see this situation differently, that this area of apparent lack might be healed inside my mind.

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Thought is Cause; experience is Effect. If you don’t like the effects in your life, you have to change the nature of your thinking.

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We lack faith in *what* exists within us because we lack faith in *Who* exists within us.

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God gives us His strength by giving us His vision of things. Our seeing people as innocent is the only way to achieve God’s peace.

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Love is the essential existential fact. It is our ultimate reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life.

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Love is to people what water is to plants.

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There is no Mr. Right because there is no Mr. Wrong. There is whoever is in front of us, and the perfect lessons to be learned from that person.

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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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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.

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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.

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Love will be our medicine.

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How a person seems to show up for us is intimately connected to how we choose to show up for them.

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Let's forgive the past and who we were then. Let's embrace the present and who we're capable of becoming. Let's surrender the future and watch miracles unfold.

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As long as there are ways we can serve, then we have a job to do.

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Hatred is the spiritual malignancy of our species, and like any other form of cancer, does its most terrible work not outwardly, but from within us.

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There is nowhere you need go to find God, for God is within you. There is no one you need ask if you are good enough, for He has already established He is exceedingly well pleased.

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Fear comes, but fear passes.

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To ask for another relationship, or another job, is not particularly helpful if we’re going to show up in the new situation exactly as we showed up in the last one.

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

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

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

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When we think we have things already figured out, we’re not teachable. Genuine insight can’t dawn on a mind that’s not open to receive it.

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When we’re willing to see the innocence in another person even when he or she has behaved without love toward us, we activate the Law of Divine Compensation.

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The more room you give yourself to express your true thoughts and feelings, the more room there is for your wisdom to emerge.

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Because mind is Cause and the world is Effect, we change the world by changing the thoughts we think about the world.

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May I be, this day, an instrument of love and healing.

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Growth can be messy.

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

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

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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.

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There's no single effort more radical in it's potential for saving the world than a transformation of the way we raise our children.

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We were taught that things like grades, being good enough, money, and doing things the right way, are more important than love.

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If the train doesn’t stop at your station, it’s not your train.

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We think we’re powerful because of what we’ve achieved rather than because of what we are.

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There is a plan for each of us, and each of us is precious. As we open our hearts more and more, we’re moved in the directions in which we’re supposed to go.

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I didn’t know, until reading A Course in Miracles, that a miracle is a reasonable thing to ask for. I didn’t know that a miracle is just a shift in perception.

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An ancient memory of this love haunts all of us all the time, and beckons us to return.

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What’s dying is the frightened mind, so the love inside us can get a chance to breathe.

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When we think with love, we are literally co-creating with God. And when we’re not thinking with love, since only love is real, then we’re actually not thinking at all. We’re hallucinating.

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Our deepest fears is not that we are inadequate, . . .

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Our power lies in remaining nonreactive.

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If they treat us with fear, we are to see their behavior as a call for love.

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It is an act of gracious generosity to accept a person based on what we know to be the truth about them, regardless of whether or not they are in touch with that truth themselves.

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Only infinite patience produces immediate results.

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Anymore, you consider the possibility that there might be a better way. That’s when your head cracks open and God comes in.

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