“It always feels like we’re protecting ourselves when we’re wrapped in the ego’s energies. Yet in fact, the ego is our weakness and not our strength. When we act defensive or arrogant or willful, no one will think us strong; quite the opposite. It can feel like we’re exposed and vulnerable when we stand defenseless and empty before God, yet when we do is when we appear centered and in our power. Our ability to be transparent, to become an empty space through which God’s love can flow, is our spiritual strength. When the ego disappears, we are hardly invisible; we’re illumined. People can’t take their eyes off a person who has removed his or her mask. Childlike serenity replaces childish posturing. We are gentle yet strong. The light within shines through.”
Marianne Williamson, in “The Gift of Change”
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