©2004 Marianne Williamson; (P)2004 Hay House, Inc.
I love the content of this book, but Marianne's tone of voice and energy level stressed me out. Take a breath and realize we are not arguing with you Marianne :)
This is great - I'm a huge fan of several leaders in the self-help movement, and M. Williamson is quickly becoming my favorite. Unlike some other prominent figures who seem to have gotten 'stuck' 5 or 15 years ago, she continues to develop, mature, and channel wisdom above and beyond my expectations. Her prayers are SOOOO powerful. I've pretty much stopped all affirmation and meditation in my daily spiritual practice and just use her prayers combined with various visualization and hypnosis tools when I have time. This particular audiobook is somewhat rambling and the sound quality is poor, but the insights are great. It isn't as much about romantic relationships as I was hoping. It's much more about our own identification with the 'need' to be in a relationship, which isn't really my problem - I find myself in a state of ambivalence about romance and this audiobook somewhatt increased my ambivalence. Still, it's gold.
Although the lectures may seem redundant from time to time, Williamson makes some very interesting points in regards to romantic relationships.
Unfortunately the quality of the audio is not the best and the pace of the audio is too fast.
This was my first audio of Ms Williamson. I found the lecture to be a little to fast paced to really absorb the material. The quality of the recording was below average. I didn't realize before I purchased that this was a compilation of lectures she has given so there is some repetitive discussions on the topics. She constantly refers to "Courses of Miracles" like an infomercial which I had no idea what it was until I looked it up. She has some interesting points, but overall I was not impressed with this particular audio. I may try one of her books narrated, but listening to her lectures was a little numbing.
I'd recommend this author for someone who likes to believe that they are too dumb to value in their own native intelligence and need to be shown the way by being beaten over the head with external "wisdom".
Definitely turned me off this author.
The author / speaker is shrill and talks as though the listener is a bad child that needs to be reminded that they're stupid.
Turned off and walking away. Anger, disappointment, etc. would be wasted energy....too little time to waste on people who are full of their own arrogant, wondrous self-importance.
well written and inspiring ....so glad i read it ... will listen to it over and over again.... it opens your mind to a whole new way of being .... positive being
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