Marianne Williamson, author of the phenomenal million-copy bestseller A Return to Love, has written an honest and uplifting book, offering seven practical principles for guiding us through life's major changes. Marianne Williamson delves deeply into the rule of change and transition in our lives in this inspirational book, reflecting on the ...
Marianne Williamson, author of the phenomenal million-copy bestseller A Return to Love, has written an honest and uplifting book, offering seven practical principles for guiding us through life's major changes. Marianne Williamson delves deeply into the rule of change and transition in our lives in this inspirational book, reflecting on the paradoxes that inevitably pervade our experience as she helps us find our way. Williamson examines the paradox of what we gather on the path of life, as our most difficult times sometimes bring about the most wisdom. She then investigates our inherent resistance to change and our recklessness around it. Finally, she focuses at length on the paradox of existence - being firmly rooted yet flexible in our lives. Providing seven practical principles to support us through the transitions and changes we experience in life, Williamson ensures that whatever change you are facing - whether it's a relationship ending, the loss of a loved one or embarking on a new career path - you can learn to stop resisting the change itself and move into the future gracefully. The Gift of Change also examines the roles of openness and letting go, grieving and forgiveness, and love and fear. Marianne Williamson delivers hope and healing as she brings us to a place where we can truly live in the freedom of love.
I am in the middle of this book with my friends in a book club. For a spiritual book it gives wonderful insight on how to live a more content and peaceful life. It gives concrete examples and her writing flows easily and is a quick read. I am enjoying the book. It is the second one of her books I have read. Would definately read more of her books. Thank you
Publishers Weekly, 2004-10-25 In this relatable, down-to-earth book, Williamson explicates A Course in Miracles, which she describes as "a self-study program of spiritual psychotherapy." Both A Course in Miracles and Williamson's work borrow heavily from the Christian lexicon: she refers to God as "he" and speaks often of the Holy Spirit and Jesus. Her take-home message is that we must submit not to our egos, which tell us we are separate from God, but instead surrender to God, of whom we are all a part. While she does refer to all minds being joined and describes the world we know as a dream from which we must awaken, she differs from other New Thought and New Age thinkers by balancing an assumption that the negative things of this world (especially illness and adversity) are illusory with the fact that they feel real to us and that we must take practical steps to overcome them. She recommends embracing love and eschewing fear, arguing that we will encounter a loving world when we stop assuming it is hostile. She says that while we are not responsible for the bad things that happen to us, the universe is always primed to give us a new beginning, if only we can forgive, atone and trust that our loving attitudes and good works make a profound difference. (Nov.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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