I love Marianne Williamson! I learned so much about myself as a man by reading her writings on women. Sounds contradictory doesn't it? For all my men readers let me suggest A Woman's Worth We can learn a lot from this book about women, men, and being ourselves no matter what our gender is.
Here are two of my favorite quotes;
“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.”
-Marianne Williamson , A Return to Love
“Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.”