Posts Tagged ‘Marianne Williamson’

Eckhart Tolle on Becoming the “Light of the World”

March 26, 2009
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Eckhart Tolle





In his spiritual tour de force, The Power of NowEckhart Tolle wrote: that the most effective way to contribute to the world is by transcending it. You then become a de facto instrument of peace and healing.





You may remember that we talked about the dual nature of true compassion, which is awareness of a common bond of shared mortality and immortality. At this deep level, compassion becomes healing in the widest sense. In that state, your healing influence is primarily based not on doing but on being. Everybody you come in contact with will be touched by your presence and affected by the peace you emanate, whether they are conscious of it or not. When you are fully present and people around you manifest unconscious behavior, you won’t feel the need to react to it, so you don’t give it any reality. Your peace is so vast and deep that anything that is not peace disappears into it as if it had never existed. This breaks the karmic cycle of action and reaction. Animals, trees, flowers will feel your peace and respond to it. You teach through being, through demonstrating the peace of God. You become the “light of the world,” an emanation of pure consciousness, and so you eliminate suffering on the level of cause. You eliminate unconsciousness from the world.


power-vs-forceBeautifully said. As more minds and hearts generate positive thoughts and loving energy, we inch ever closer to critical mass and lasting cultural change. Indeed, your next loving thought may tip the scales. In his groundbreaking book, Power vs. Force, Dr. David R. Hawkins scientifically substantiates how the most enlightened 15 percent of the world’s population counterbalances the negativity of the remaining 85 percent of the world’s people. 

Another world is not only possible, she’s on her way. Maybe many of us won’t be here to greet her, but on a quiet day, if I listen very carefully, I can hear her breathing.
Arundhati Roy

 

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Marianne Williamson

Tolle’s words reminds me of the following widely quoted passage from Marianne Williamsons classic 1992 book, A Return To Love

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 (more…)

Marianne Williamson, Not Nelson Mandela

February 3, 2009

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 were 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.


Marianne Williamson

Marianne Williamson




This inspiring quote has been commonly misattributed to South African civil rights leader Nelson Mandela. It is actually from Marianne Williamson‘s classic 1992 book, A Return To Love. You can find it on pages 190-191.




Mandela reportedly included this quote, or a portion of it, in his inauguration speech when he (more…)