I’m a fan of Marianne Williamson – her books have inspired me over the past 16 years or so. A friend recently told me about how she walked out on to the stage after the Paris shootings, and said that we needed to send love out to the city – and that included the terrorists. She had misread many in the the audience.
But then she wasn’t coming from the point of the audience. She wasn’t denying the horror, she was simply coming from her truth. She is a long standing teacher in the Course in Miracles, which teaches that what we believe, we perceive; so since she believes that ultimately love is what matters – what will transform the world – then that’s what she sees, and how she lives. And though I may have been where those in the audience were, I just thought wow, she really lives her truth, and it’s transformed her in the process.
How we think – what we perceive – is how our lives unfold. If love is really what matters to us, we will look for it and find it, and we will be it. What if we lived today, looking at the world from the eyes of love, or the eyes of what we feel is missing from our life – friendship, compassion, kindness? What if that’s all we tried to focus on being and seeing? How would our day change?
Do let me know what you chose, and how you got on…