You know that feeling when a book really speaks to you? Or maybe it’s a TED Talk or a bible study or a keynote speaker. Those moments when the light bulb turns on and your mind and soul become a sponge that is ravenously absorbing the words your reading or hearing. Whether it’s sparked from a book or a speaker, discovering inner wisdom at various moments throughout life is exciting and fulfilling.
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That’s what A Return to Love did for me.
A Return to Love is author Marianne Williamson’s reflections on her study of A Course in Miracles which seems to me like an incredibly lengthy, in-depth philosophical experience so I for one am appreciative of Williamson’s condensed reflections.
Truthfully, I was only aware of A Return to Love after stumbling upon a quote from Williamson a few years ago.
Discovering Inner Wisdom
These words hit home for me at a point in my life when I was on the verge of truly discovering inner wisdom. I posted the quote above my desk at work and I began using it as a regular mantra. These words are essentially part of the reason why I started a blog in the first place. However, after referring to that quote for so long, I started to wonder what other words of wisdom I could glean from the author so I ordered the book.
And I am so glad I did!
A Return to Love is full of a warm, loving, powerful dose of true authenticity. It’s the type of book you delve into when you’re looking for feel-good vibes. You’ll want to re-read the same sentences three or four times because they’re that good – you’ll want the passion and depth of meaning to really sink into your brain, heart and soul.
Here’s what this book did for me:
A Return to Love was a Reminder
I needed the reminder that clashing values, irritations and disagreements with others are simply human – that we need to remove those sin-filled layers of our relationships and remember that we’re all interconnected and when our true intentions and passions align with one another, magical things happen.
I needed the reminder that I have the talent and abilities to make my dreams come true.
I needed the reminder that filling our world with our light, our fireworks, is by far more powerful that cowering to let the darkness take over.
I needed the reminder that wisdom is within me and that discovering inner wisdom and sharing it freely with others is what I was created to do.
A Return to Love was my reminder.
A Return to Love was an Inspiration
I had been feeling uninspired. Not confident in my abilities. Fearful of failure. Unworthy of any success that may come my way if I took action toward my goals. I knew these notions were just my inner critic talking but I was having trouble moving past them.
I needed inspiration to overtake my negative energy. I needed inspiration to reignite my sparks.
A Return to Love was my inspiration.
Often times we don’t recognize or give ourselves credit for our own wisdom so once in a while we need to see, hear or experience something that will inspire us and ignite that wisdom from the depth of our soul which is what happened for me while reading this book.
Others’ wisdom may seem so familiar because the wisdom is already within you.
It seems like I tend to pick up the right book at the right time in my life. Isn’t it interesting how that works?!
Those are the two main takeaways I received from A Return to Love yet this book offers so much more.
If you’re interested in discovering inner wisdom, looking for spiritual perspectives, seeking inspiring notions, or searching for poetic, creative thoughts about love and life, you need to read this book.
If you’re looking for healing and ways to help others heal, you need to read this book.
If you’re searching for affirmation that where you are and what you’re doing at this point in your life is for a bigger purpose, part of a greater path, you need to read this book.
Buy your own copy and highlight it. Take notes. Refer back to it. Trust me. This is one you’ll want to add to your own personal library.