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Forgiveness is not always easy.
by Marianne Williamson

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.
- Marianne Williamson

Related topics: Inspirational Life Human-Nature Psychology Forgiveness Suffering Release Moving-On

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.
- Marianne Williamson PHOTO

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

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.
- Marianne Williamson

 

We must be proactive in our love
in order for it to change our lives.
- Marianne Williamson

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.
- Marianne Williamson

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

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A person acting from a motivation
of contribution and service
rises to such a level of moral authority
that worldly success is a natural result.
- Marianne Williamson

Most of us love, to be sure.
Yet far too often our love is passive.
We must be proactive in our love
in order for it to change our lives.
- Marianne Williamson

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

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

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.
- Marianne Williamson

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

Love is what we were born with.
Fear is what we learned here.
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.
- Marianne Williamson

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.
- Marianne Williamson

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, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? 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 around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is 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.
- Marianne Williamson

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.
- Marianne Williamson

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

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.
- Marianne Williamson

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

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.
- Marianne Williamson

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.
- Marianne Williamson

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

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

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

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

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.
- Marianne Williamson

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.
- Marianne Williamson

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.
- Marianne Williamson

Love is what we were born with.
Fear is what we learned here.
- Marianne Williamson

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

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

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

God is definitely out of the closet.
- Marianne Williamson

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

Joy, has no cost.
- Marianne Williamson

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.
- Marianne Williamson

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.
- Marianne Williamson

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.
- Marianne Williamson

We need less posturing and more genuine charisma.
Charisma was originally a religious term,
meaning "of the spirit" or "inspired."
It's about letting God's light shine through us.
It's about a sparkle in people that money can't buy.
It's an invisible energy with visible effects.
To let go, to just love, is not to fade into the wallpaper.
Quite the contrary, it's when we truly become bright.
We're letting our own light shine.
- Marianne Williamson

Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -
not from the mind.
- Sheri Rosenthal

Where there is no accusation of "fault,"
there can be no anger.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiveness is the only way to heal
- don Miguel Ruiz

There is magic in sincere forgiveness - magic to heal.
- Terry Goodkind

Forgive those who have injured you -
not because they deserve your forgiveness,
but because you can never be happy
until you release your anger and grant forgiveness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiveness does not change the past,
but it does enlarge the future.
- Paul Boese

Forgiveness is the key to happiness.
- A Course In Miracles

You create stress in your life by getting angry,
and you can instantly remove
that stress by granting forgiveness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Without forgiveness, there is no future.
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu

The path to happiness is forgiveness of everyone
and gratitude for everything.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds
on the heel that has crushed it.
- Mark Twain

Forgiveness is the needle that knows how to mend.
- Jewel

In forgiveness you grant, and more so
in the forgiveness you receive.
- Terry Goodkind

Forgiveness of all people and all acts -
is a sure path to happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiveness is the cleansing fire
that burns away old regrets and resentments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The weak can never forgive.
Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

For man with no forgiveness in heart,
life worse punishment than death.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

Honor, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Choice,
Vision, Action, Celebration, Unity -
The Values of an Inspired Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no love without forgiveness,
and there is no forgiveness without love.
- Bryant H. McGill

Forgiveness is really a gift to yourself -
have the compassion to forgive others,
and the courage to forgive yourself.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Forgiveness is the salve that heals
the wounds of unkind words and acts.
Forgive everyone for every hurt you have ever received -
for your own sake, that you may live in peace.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiveness ... is the finishing of old business
that allows us to experience the present,
free of contamination from the past.
- Joan Borysenko

Love is stronger than justice.
- Sting

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today, I say yes to forgiving.
I commit to being for-giving love
and for-giving compassion in all areas of my life.
- Sheri Rosenthal

We have to let go of all blame, all attacking, all judging,
to free our inner selves to attract what we say we want.
- Joe Vitale

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

Forgiving is not a gift to someone else.
Forgiving is your gift to yourself -
a great gift - the gift of happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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