Synopses & Reviews
"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.
“[Williamsons] voice is strong medicine for our woundedness, warmth, insistence, good humor, and a little light to see by.” < b=""> Anne Lamott, author of < i=""> Traveling Mercies <> <>
“Williamson challenges us to live in the present moment … that it can be a portal to the miraculous.” < b=""> < i=""> Spirituality and Health <> magazine <>
“Marianne Williamson challenges us to dive beneath the slick surface of our everyday life to encounterand embracewhat frightens us most.” < b=""> < i=""> Body & Soul <> <>
“Williamson takes her readers seriously enough to ask serious attention of them and to offer them much in return.” < b=""> Harold Kushner, author of < i=""> When Bad Things Happen to Good People <> <>
“[From] one of our most profound teachers of transformational wisdom, this book is truly a gift to the world.” < b=""> Wayne W. Dyer, author of < i=""> The Power of Intention <> <>
“Never has a society needed this wisdom and guidance more than now.” < b=""> Caroline Myss, author of < i=""> Sacred Contracts <> and < i=""> Anatomy of the Spirit <> <>
Bestselling author of Return to Love and Law of Divine Compensation, Marianne Williamson shows people how to live without fear or worry in The Gift of Change. The time in which we now live is more difficult and stressful than people are willing to admit. We live with an abiding sense of collective anxiety. Williamson shows how we are paralyzed in our current state of fear and anger because we are not facing and dealing with the true causes of our anxieties and fears. Williamson reveals that fear and worry do not need to be the only tools in our tool box for dealing with problems in the world. As we learn to trust God and the love that surrounds us and guides us, we will see that what causes us pain is an opportunity for growth, healing, and miracles that can transform us and our world. Williamson delivers hope and healing as she illuminates ten basic changes that each of us can make as we learn to view the world through the eyes of love instead of fear.
About the Author
Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed lecturer and author with six New York Times bestsellers. Her books include A Return to Love, A Year of Miracles, 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.