Light wins over darkness – and the light is Love

“Anytime you try to be a loving person, you’re doing your part to save the world.”
― Marianne Williamson

Marianne Williamson has been such an important role model for me and countless others. And at the moment, she is doing a series of live stream videos.  Her message is so important.  The world feels like it is teetering between light and darkness, and her message is that it is vital to stay in the light – it is up to all of us!

The world is complicated, but Truth is not. As the world has practically exploded in violence this week, the temptation is to spin out emotionally, to try to escape the anxiety so understandable given that the world has gone mad.

But the craziness of the world outside us is no match for the holiness within. There is no real contest between the power of light and the power of darkness. Darkness can obscure the light, but it cannot destroy it. Light, on the other hand, dissolves all darkness. And the light is love. It is God. Each of us, in our own hearts, can now devote our lives in service to the light. And we can do so together, increasing the power of our prayers.

In all of our lives, this new level of service, this deepening of our devotion, will take a different form. Let’s begin by simply loving each other. Let’s take a moment to close our eyes and send love to our friends and family, to pray we might be better at everything we do, that we might be of greater service. Let’s put all our relationships in the hands of God, and ask that in the midst of a world gone mad that He make us very deeply sane. That He make us conduits of His power and vessels of His love, that together with Him we might save our world.

And then let us have faith. God has a plan, though He cannot do for us what He cannot do through us. He needs us to think what He would have us think and do what He would have us do, and love will prevail at last. Today and every day let us expand our hearts just a little bit more, that darkness shall fall away.

And it will. It absolutely will.

Let’s all commit to being conduits of the Light. Let’s all commit to Loving each other. Let’s not worry about what name we call Light – whether it is God, Infinite Wisdome, Divine Light – the name does not matter.  Let’s just commit to loving each other.

Our lives depend on it!

I’ll close with an older clip of Williamson’s – well worth watching.

 

 

Please share any thoughts about this subject, we all have to work together. And as always thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it.

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Finding Joy

“When we are centered in joy, we attain our wisdom.”

– Marianne Williamson


Joy is defined as the emotion evoked by well-being, success or good fortune, or by the prospect of possessing what one desires.

I know when I’m centered in joy, as Marianne Williamson puts it, I feel in the flow, time stands still, I feel excited and at peace at the same time.  It’s wonderful, joyous!  But it can be elusive when I’m looking for it – when I am trying to find joy.

Part of the definition of joy: the prospect of possessing what one desires – I believe is vital.  The prospect of possessing – is operative here.

In this fascinating and important TED talk, Michael Norton discusses “buying joy or happiness.”  In it he describes that people believe that the prospect of possessing things will bring them joy – but that in reality, it remains elusive.  And instead, that people find joy instead by giving to others.

 

Please let me know what you think of this TED talk –  (you can leave a comment by clicking on the speech bubble at the top of this post.)

And I’d love to hear about how you find joy.