"The only way to gain power in a world that is moving too fast is to learn to slow down. And the only way to spread one's influence wide is to learn to go deep. The world we want for ourselves and our children will not emerge from electronic speed but rather from a spiritual stillness that takes root in our souls. Then, and only then, will we create a world that reflects the heart instead of shattering it." --from the Introduction
In this honest and uplifting book, bestselling author Marianne Williamson delves deeply into the powerful role of change in our lives today. Far from being something to fear and avoid, she says, every change -- even the most difficult and painful -- gives us an opportunity to receive the miraculous gift of personal transformation. The only real failure in life, she observes, is the failure to grow from what we go through. We will find real growth when we reorient ourselves using an eternal compass of spiritual principles, which alone can guide us on this path to wholeness.
By fixing our eyes on the things that don't change, Williamson leads us across ten key bridges of transformation:
From Forgetting Who We Are to Remembering Who We Are
From Negative Thinking to Positive Love
From Anxiety to Atonement
From Asking God to Change the World to Praying That He Change Us
From Living in the Past and Future to Living in the Present
From Focus on Guilt to Focus on Innocence
From Separation to Relationship
From Spiritual Death to Rebirth
From Your Plan to God's Plan
From Who We Were to Who We Are Becoming
These ten simple but profound changes empower us to see life's transitions as opportunities for growth and rebirth, providing not only keys for shaping our lives today, but also hope for transforming our world into a place of greater love and peace.
About the Author
Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed author and lecturer. Six of her books have been New York Times bestsellers, including A Return to Love, The Age of Miracles, A Course in Weight Loss, and The Gift of Change. She has been a popular guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, and Charlie Rose. A Newsweek poll named her one of the fifty most influential baby boomers.
Praise for The Gift of Change LP…
“[Williamson’s] voice is strong medicine for our woundedness, warmth, insistence, good humor, and a little light to see by.” -Anne Lamott, author of Traveling Mercies
“Williamson takes her readers seriously enough to ask serious attention of them and to offer them much in return.” -Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People
“Never has a society needed this wisdom and guidance more than now.” -Caroline Myss, author of Sacred Contracts and Anatomy of the Spirit
“[From] one of our most profound teachers of transformational wisdom, this book is truly a gift to the world.” -Wayne W. Dyer, author of The Power of Intention
“Williamson challenges us to live in the present moment … that it can be a portal to the miraculous.” -Spirituality and Health magazine
“Marianne Williamson challenges us to dive beneath the slick surface of our everyday life to encounter–and embrace–what frightens us most.” -Body & Soul