Excerpt from Marianne Williamson's Workshop - "The Sacred Self"
At Marianne Williamson's workshop on The Sacred Self, held at the reknowned Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, Williamson challenged attendees to become the sacred enlightened self which exists in each of us. The following transcribed excerpt from the workshop captures the essence of the inspiring audio program distilled from Williamsons' powerful work that weekend.
…That the species, which will come out of all this on the other side of all this, will be as different from you and I today as you and I are, from the cavemen. But you and I could be radically different from who we are right now if we just chose to be. Each and every one of us are playing small on the most incredible level. Now if there is someone in this room who is, in fact, an enlightened master and you are playing small, then my humble apologies. My assumption is that at least most people in this room are like me and everyone else I know.
And we are not playing at 100%.
Listen -- you probably know me well enough that you know I know you had a dysfunctional childhood. I know you had a dysfunctional childhood. I had a dysfunctional childhood. We all had dysfunctional childhoods. The problem, however, is less our dysfunctional childhood and more our dysfunctional adulthood. And our dysfunctional adulthood has less, at this point for most of us, to do with how much more we need to look at our dysfunctional childhood, and more to do with how much of the work that I’m talking about here tonight we need to do in order to transmute that energy as well as all other energy. It is so much easier to bitch than to work. It is so much easier to kvetch than to grow.