Marianne Deborah Williamson (born July 8, 1952) is an American spiritual teacher, author and lecturer. She has published eleven books, including four New York Times number one bestsellers. She is the founder of Project Angel Food, a meals-on-wheels program that serves homebound people with AIDS in the Los Angeles area, and the co-founder of The Peace Alliance, a grassroots campaign supporting legislation to establish a United States Department of Peace
The key to abundance is meeting limited circumstances with unlimited thoughts.
How do you meet limited circumstances with unlimited thoughts?
We live in a finite world with boundaries and limitations. But, with our thoughts, we can create something far beyond what we can see, hear or touch.
Rather than looking at our lack in a certain area, we can envision abundance. Nurturing creative thoughts of something better and greater, our mind can begin to process the path to creating the abundance we desire.
Think of a time when your drive to accomplish something was so great that it went beyond any physical limitations. I am sure you have heard stories about people who develop ‘super human strength’ during a time of great need — like lifting cars off victims. Where do you think that strength comes from? Unlimited thoughts!
Look for ways that you can apply unlimited thinking to something you are working on today.
We’re often afraid of looking at our shadow because we want to avoid the shame or embarrassment that comes along with admitting mistakes.
Why are we so afraid to admit we are wrong at times? Do we think that people will like and respect us less if we make mistakes? Or are we just too ashamed to admit we are not always right about everything?
Everyone makes mistakes in life — some of them can be big ones. Just take a look at the divorce rate, for example!
So what really happens when we recognize and admit that have made a mistake? We take a good look at ourselves and our action (‘looking at our shadow’); we open up the possibilities to correct the problem, whatever it may be; we allow ourselves to be vulnerable — which does not make us weak, but makes us strong!
Next time you (or I) make a mistake, lets take a different approach and find out what we can learn and change by it!
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.
Beautiful words to reflect upon!
We may have a long road ahead of us in our lives, businesses, community and world. But Marianne proclaims that we have the power to do the work within each of us.
There is always two paths to go when we see a need or problem: Either add to it, or help solve it! Simple!!
Yet, how often, we return hate for hate (or some form of it). In each of our hearts, we have the love and compassion within to make this a better world for all of us.
What can you do today to make your corner of the world a bit easier for someone less fortunate? How about in your business? Maybe extending excellent customer service; or even just sharing your special gifts and talents through your work!
Like Marianne suggests, let your heart guide you.