A WOMAN’S WORTH: Toward A More Enlightened Feminism

“We remember everything. We remember Mary holding the baby. We remember watching him die. We remember wars and murders we don’t even know we remember. We remember ancient temple sites, our healings and our prophesies. We remember genital mutilation and Sophie’s choice.

We were present at the beginning of things; and if people would only let us, we would teach the marvelous lessons we learned from the experience. We cannot get to our knowledge because the world is too loud. And we tend to make it louder as we cry out in pain, pretending we are singing. We add to the world’s cacophony because we don’t know it’s our job to turn down the noise and listen to silent symphonies. No one told us that. For thousands of years, they haven’t wanted us to know.

But when we break free and see the game for what it is, we will let out a howl, and our silence will be deafening. We will hear the holy choir of angels, our eyes will brighten, and our smiles will burst forth. We will see the angels and know the angels, and do lunch with them, and speak their case. We will be intimate with the stars and ride rainbows to ancient lands. We will light up like lamps, and the world will never be the same again.”

– Marianne Williamson, A Woman’s Worth


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