By marianna | January 1, 2015
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.
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
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.
The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.
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.
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.
Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.
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.
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.
The goal of spiritual practice is full recovery, and the only thing you need to recover from is a fractured sense of self.
If I choose to bless another person, I will always end up feeling more blessed.
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.
The only work that will ultimately bring any good to any of us is the work of contributing to the healing of the world.
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.
I deepen my experience of God through prayer, meditation, and forgiveness.
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.
God is definitely out of the closet.
The first step in forgiveness is the willingness to forgive.