Tag Archives: Marianne Williamson

what if …

What if today you could make it the best day of your life, what would need to happen?

What if today you could do something to brighten up the life of another person, what would you do?

What if today you could smile at a total stranger and make their day brighter?

What if right now you could smile at yourself for being who you are and nothing more?

What if  you could laugh right now without any reason?

What would make your day brighter, more meaningful, more powerful and more joy filled?

Take a few minutes and wonder what if …

What if you could make the world a better place today?   What would you change?

What if you could make your community a better place what would you change?

Make today a what if day, and then take the action to make something better.

“Imagine humanity committed to universal love, meditating on peace, studied and practiced in the cultural, educational, artistic, philosophical, and diplomatic arts of waging peace. Imagine a world in which war no longer exists. That world is just around the corner, as soon as we turn a corner.”  Marianne Williamson from “Healing the soul of America”

restoring happiness

At one point in your life there was a moment, even more than one, in which you were delightfully happy.  You had a smile inside of you that was just looking for a way out.  Your face light up and you effervesced a radiant glow of happiness.

Over the years the stress of life has tarnished that glow and for some that glow has been dulled so much that no light shines forth.   The happiness, the smiles, the joy of life has somehow been pushed away so much so you don’t think you can be happy again.    You may be at the point where you believe that it isn’t right to be happy and the time for happiness is only reserved for the young, the very young.

What if …

What if you could be happy again?   What if the light that has been turned off for so many years was turned back on again?   What if you shone like you did once in the past?   What if happiness was more than just a word, or a feeling that someone else has, but not you?

The truth is happiness can be restored.  Happiness can be brought out of the cellar of your heart if you let it.  Believe that there is a reason to be happy.

Happiness isn’t what you have?  Happiness is much more than the things you have.

Happiness is having a goal worth fighting for.

Happiness is sharing your gifts and talent with others.

Happiness is giving without a claim of getting anything in return.

Happiness is wholeness in being.

Happiness is acceptance of who you are.

Happiness doesn’t grow on trees, but it does grow in your heart.

Tal Ben Shahar writes, “To lead a happy life, we must experience a sense of inherent worthiness.”   We must accept who we are and believe that what have are gifts the world is waiting for.

What is standing in the way of your happiness right now?

Marianne Williamson has written, “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. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Think about Marianne’s statement for a minute, what does it mean to you?

You can be happy once again.

a paradox of though

Allen writes, “I hated work that has to be done over; washing dishes, sweeping floors, paying bills. As a boy I had to chop weeds between rows of corn; all spring and summer they would grow and I’d chop them, and always they grew back. I never finished. So little time to shape permanence, and this was wasting it; and as I grew older I avoided or minimized everything that gets repeated – writing letters, even eating. It’s quicker to get a hamburger at the joint on the corner, to stand up and wolf it down, than to sit at a table set with linen and silver and crystal. The hunger for immortality makes food plain. I had no flowers; they have to be watered, fertilized, pruned, and put in the sun, and whatever you do to them you have to do again; you’re never through. Houses have to be painted, roofs patched, plumbing fixed, furnaces cleaned; I lived in furnished rooms. Pets have to be fed and walked and taken to the vet. I had none. Friendships too have to be looked after; so mine were few. My wish to live forever was in a fair way of preventing me from living at all. The sacrifice upon which talent was to flourish was starving any talent I may have had.”   Allen Wheelis from the “the illusionless man”

Marianne Williamson writes, “Our greatest weakness is the weakness of an undisciplined mind.  We need not let fear steel the morning; we can consciously choose not to allow our minds to be programmed by the worldly viewpoint that dominates the earth. “

And Marianne continues, “Remember, it’s not just the workers but souls who are gathered in the workplace; we’re not just here to ‘achieve’ in a worldly sense, but to spiritually learn and grow.  That is the purpose of work, because it is the ultimate purpose of everything.  The ego’s work drama is always centered on who does what, who works for whom, and how much money can be made.  But beneath the ego’s drama lies a deeper set of issues.”

Where do you fit?  Where do you want to fit?