Do You Start Off Your Day With Yesterday’s Dirt?

I found this video by author Marianne Williamson. You may or may not be immediately familiar with her name but one of her most famous quotes has been on the tip of the cultural lexicon for quite some time. From her 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, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is 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.

She discusses how we need to reorder our thinking from the beginning of our day so we may be centered and focused. To not carry the baggage from the past into our present and future. So many of us are feeling burdened by external forces and even if we have a spiritual practice in place that doesn’t mean an adjustment wouldn’t be beneficial. So breath deeply, exhale and enjoy your day.

5 Replies to “Do You Start Off Your Day With Yesterday’s Dirt?”

  1. I read a borrowed copy of 'Return to Love' many years ago and I continue to feel the impact to this day. This post is serendipitous because strangely enough last week I finally bought a trade paperback (softcover) version of the book. I fully intend to read the book again.

    'Return to Love' is a book I highly recommend. If you have not read it…please do so.


  2. I use Morning Pages (first introduced to me in Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way) to clear the cobwebs from my mind each day. It feels useless at first but if you keep at it, it's very helpful!

    1. Hey D:

      I LOVE LOVE LOVE Julia Cameron. I also have her prayer books. I've been a proponent of The Artist's Way for years but I have been circling the concepts as I also had to shed external obstacles. I used to spend an hour on the MPs and they're supposed to be 15 minutes!! By the way I just sent you a DM on Twitter haha. It's actually nice to be able to meet online people in person especially when they are COOL. So thanks for stopping by.

  3. No problem Felicia: I have to monitor myself as there are times I slip into negative thinking patterns. This is just one tool to help reorder the brain.

  4. GREAT wake up call Faith.

    Thank you for this.

    This is excellent advice we can use NOW to better our lives and clear our minds.

    We poison ourselves a little bit each day by concentrating too much on the negative when we need to accept what is in and what is out of our control.

    I will certainly start applying these principals that Marianne discusses.

    Starting the day off right and at peace.

    Thanks again for this.

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