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Our religious institutions have far too often become handmaidens of the status quo, while the genuine religious experience is anything but that. True religion is by nature disruptive of what has been, giving birth to the eternally new.


Marianne Williamson

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Many people are despairing of the possibility of finding love. And some of the people who are despai...
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As we become purer channels for God's light, we develop an appetite for the sweetness that is possib...
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Children are happy because they don't have a file in their minds called "All the Things That Could G...
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We are beautiful because God created us that way
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We must relinquish our passive observation of the world outside; we can open the door to the world w...
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Through prayer we find what we cannot find elsewhere: a peace that is not of this world.
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May we not succumb to thoughts of violence and revenge today, but rather to thoughts of mercy and co...
MARIANNE WILLIAMSON
As we become purer channels for God's light, we develop an appetite for the sweetness that is possib...
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Jesus is a personal symbol of the Holy Spirit. Having been totally healed by the Holy Spirit, Jesus ...
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Most women I know are priestesses and healers... We are, all of us, sisters of a mysterious order.
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Major political parties have a role, but they are incapable of initiating fundamental change because...
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I think of prayer as a spiritual lifeline back to where I most want to be.
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Some men know that a light touch of the tongue, running from a woman's toes to her ears, lingeri...
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The speed of change today is faster than the human psyche seems able to handle, and it's increas...
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One of the shocks of a 50th birthday is realizing the fundamental fact that your youth is irrevocabl...
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Martin Luther King said it was time to inject a new dimension of love into the veins of human civili...
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In 2004, Kucinich was the only presidential candidate who warned that a war in Iraq would be complet...
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Self-awareness is not self-centeredness, and spirituality is not narcissism. 'Know thyself' ...
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Love is the intuitive knowledge of our hearts.
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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 per...
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The famous passage from her book is often erroneously attributed to the inaugural address of Nelson ...
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We cannot get to our knowledge because the world is too loud. And we tend to make it louder as we cr...
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To look to God is to look to the realm of consciousness that can deliver us from the pain of living.
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Fill you mind with the meaningless stimuli of a world preoccupied with meaningless things, and it wi...
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If you're trained in metaphysics, you don't see the world as distinct from yourself. You are...
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In my first book, 'A Return to Love', I wrote about things in the outer world that need to c...
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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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Maturity includes the recognition that no one is going to see anything in us that we don't see i...
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Anytime you try to be a loving person, you're doing your part to save the world.
MARIANNE WILLIAMSON
Fill you mind with the meaningless stimuli of a world preoccupied with meaningless things, and it wi...
MARIANNE WILLIAMSON
With thoughts of the past and concerns about the future, we rob ourselves of a full experience of th...
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May we not succumb to thoughts of violence and revenge today, but rather to thoughts of mercy and co...
MARIANNE WILLIAMSON
Look at Fukushima. Should we or should we not agree with the U.S. government that none of that radio...
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I've never seen service as separate from my spiritual practice or my spiritual teaching.
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when we think we have things already figured out, we’re not teachable. Genuine insight can’t daw...
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In asking for miracles, we are seeking a practical goal: a return to inner peace. We’re not asking...
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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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...a miracles is a reasonable thing to ask for.
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You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened ab...
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I trust that when people meet, we meet for a transcendent reason, and that the challenges we face in...
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Until we have met the monsters in ourselves, we keep trying to slay them in the outer world. And we ...
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When you've written 10 books and have six on the New York Times best-seller list - and four have...
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