“WHEN THE STUDENT IS READY the teacher will come.” We all at some point or stage in our lives seek answers to life’s questions. A RETURN TO LOVE: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles by Marianne Williamson shows us by example that through love, forgiveness, understanding, and acceptance we can experience peace of mind.
SELF-DISCOVERY IS NEVER about settling for anything less than what God has for you. It is about accepting and walking confidently in the knowledge that you are not here by accident. Reading A RETURN TO LOVE helps you remember how it felt when you weren’t afraid. “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 . . .”
MARIANNE WILLIAMSON FOCUSES a lot on relationships, she uses many of her own personal relationships and experiences to make her point. She reminds us that “Not every relationship is meant to be the ultimate romance: If the train doesn’t stop at your station, it’s not your train . . . We hurt because the people we love fall short of our expectations.” Sometimes it’s easy to get sick and tired of reading self-help books, thinking that there is something wrong with you because the person you love is with someone else, blah, blah, blah! “It is our failure to accept people exactly as they are that gives us pain in a relationship.”
WHAT WE NEED TO REMEMBER is what we experienced from those situations because “Sometimes we didn’t recognize at the time how wonderful those people were. Love is all around us.” Sometimes out of our deepest pain, can come our greatest victory in self-awareness. The people who reject you teach you so much . . . Have you ever been attached to someone who was not emotionally or physically available, but thought that if you were more available, more accessible, more ______ (fill in the blank) that person would want to be with you. “Available people are frightening because they confront us with the possibility of real intimacy.” Struggling to be with an unavailable person gives you the excuse to stop trying or looking.
THOUGHTS for your SOUL:
- “If a relationship allows us to merely avoid our unhealed places, then we’re hiding there, not growing.”
- “Let us be softened by our tears. When emotional knives hit the heart, walls crumble that didn’t belong there to begin with.”
- “Love waits on welcome, not on time.” – Taken from A Course in Miracles
THE POWER OF THE WORDS in the chapters draw you in, but it is the familiarity of the examples that expose the inner you nobody else sees. However, if you are intuitive enough you may see your significant other, spouse, child, best friend, co-worker, ex-lover, friends with benefits, or even yourself in some of the stories. As they say, “A rose by any other name is still a rose.“ It’s not the title of the person or the skin you’re wrapped up in, it is the “Choices you have made that now dictate the life you live.”
DON’T THINK OF THIS AS A NOVEL or a book you have or need to read cover to cover (but it couldn’t hurt). A RETURN TO LOVE is a book about love, the deep spiritual love that gives you peace, serenity, fulfillment, and answers. Accepting all that you are and all that you hope to be . . . A more understanding, more authentic, more mature person. Let’s not kid ourselves, we all want the same thing . . . to be with someone who sees us for who we really are and still loves us in spite of ourselves. Reading this book can’t help but change your life.
ACCEPTING ALL THAT YOU ARE and all that you hope to be . . . A more understanding, authentic, mature you. Let’s not kid ourselves, we all want the same thing to be with someone who sees us for who we really are and still loves us in spite of ourselves. Reading this book can’t help but change your life.
Let’s BOND over BOOKS rates A RETURN TO LOVE as MELODICALLY MEANINGFUL (151-300 pgs). . . just the right mixture of content and pages.