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When an idea reaches critical mass
by Marianne Williamson

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

Related topics: Bold Choice Courage Adventure Positive Motivational Wisdom

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

God is definitely out of the closet.
- 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

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

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

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

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

Joy, has no cost.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

If you are possessed by an idea,
you will find it expressed everywhere,
you even smell it.
- Thomas Mann

An invasion of armies can be resisted,
but not an idea whose time has come.
- Victor Hugo

An idea that is developed and put into action
is more important than
an idea that exists only as an idea.
- The Buddha

A good question is never answered.
It is not a bolt to be tightened into place
but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed
toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
- John Ciardi

An idea that is not dangerous is
unworthy of being called an idea at all.
- Oscar Wilde

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
- Alfred North Whitehead

A person with a new idea is
a crank until the idea succeeds.
- Mark Twain

Unity can only be manifested by the Binary.
Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.
- The Buddha

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
- John F. Kennedy

If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it.
It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.
- Grace Hopper

Many persons have a wrong idea of
what constitutes true happiness.
It is not attained through self-gratification
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
- Helen Keller

No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered
with a searching but at the same time a steady eye.
- Winston Churchill

An idea is salvation by imagination.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Plant trees for your great-grandchildren -
for future generations.
Create the legacy of a better world.
Leave this world a better place than you found it.
Literally planting trees for
your great-grandchildren is a wonderful idea,
but far more important...
use this symbolism - this imagery -
to represent the kind of legacy
you want to leave to future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I will dance a little.
I will move with the wind.
I will give my body to my love and celebrate
that we have substance beyond the idea of ourselves.
We can move. We can touch. This is my physical exclamation point.
This is how I can awaken my mind to the possibilities in the day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

That deep emotional conviction of the presence
of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed
in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
- Albert Einstein

Unity with all creation is a huge idea,
but it fits comfortably within the vast cathedral of our being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The movie character Forrest Gump describing life
as being "like a box of chocolates,"
is such a positive upbeat way of
characterizing the uncertainty of life.
I have no idea what life will give me next,
but whatever it is, it will be sweet.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The human mind treats a new idea the way the body
treats a strange protein; it rejects it.
- Peter Medawar

However carefully we plan our future,
we are always climbing the steps to nowhere.
While it is important to our happiness
that we have an intent for our lives,
it is equally crucial to accept in advance
that we truly have no idea how our lives will turn out -
and that is good.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea,
never regains its original dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

The intellect is a cold thing
and a merely intellectual idea
will never stimulate thought
in the same manner that a spiritual idea does.
- Ernest Holmes

It takes a long while for a naturally trustful person
to reconcile himself to the idea that
after all God will not help him
- H. L. Mencken

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking our
cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is, "Life is not supposed to be fair."
This is not sad news. This is GLORIOUS news!
Life is not broken. Nothing is wrong.
God has not failed, died, or gone on vacation.
The world is working perfectly. We just misunderstood.
Somewhere along the way, someone got the idea that
life was "supposed" to be "fair,"
and all the trouble started -
expectation, disappointment, resentment, anger -
a whole cycle of suffering that began
with the belief that life is "supposed" to be "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sex education may be a good idea in the schools,
but I don't believe the kids should be given homework.
- Bill Cosby

I guess the real reason that my wife and I had children
is the same reason that Napoleon had for invading Russia:
it seemed like a good idea at the time.
- Bill Cosby

Important ideas can come from unexpected places.
We tend to label people - Genius, Idiot,
Socialist, Regressive, Wingnut, Revolutionary, Terrorist.
But it is helpful to remind ourselves to be open
to good ideas - whatever their source.
It is equally important to avoid accepting any idea
merely because we respect that person's
other ideas or accomplishments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Disneyland is a work of love.
We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.
- Walt Disney

A mind, once stretched by a new idea,
never regains its original dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Beyond mind, there is an awareness that is intrinsic,
that is not given to you by the outside, and is not an idea -
and there is no experiment up to now
that has found any center in the brain
which corresponds to awareness.
The whole work of meditation is
to make you aware of all that is "mind"
and disidentify yourself from it.
That very separation is the
greatest revolution that can happen to man.
Now you can do and act on only that
which makes you more joyous, fulfills you,
gives you contentment, makes your life a work of art, a beauty.
But this is possible only if the master in you is awake.
- Osho


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