- Title: Tears to Triumph: The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment
- Author: Marianne Williamson
- ISBN: 9780062205469
- Page: 316
- Format: ebook
The internationally recognized teacher, speaker, and New York Times bestselling author of A Return to Love argues that our desire to avoid pain is actually detrimental to our lives, disconnecting us from our deepest emotions and preventing true healing and spiritual transcendence.Marianne Williamson is a bestselling author, world renowned teacher, and one of the most imporThe internationally recognized teacher, speaker, and New York Times bestselling author of A Return to Love argues that our desire to avoid pain is actually detrimental to our lives, disconnecting us from our deepest emotions and preventing true healing and spiritual transcendence.Marianne Williamson is a bestselling author, world renowned teacher, and one of the most important spiritual voices of our time In Tears to Triumph, she argues that we as a culture and as individuals have learned to avoid facing pain By doing so, we are neglecting the spiritual work of healing.Instead of allowing ourselves to embrace our hurt, we numb it, medicate it, dismiss it, or otherwise divert our attention so that we never have to face it In refusing to acknowledge our suffering, we actually prolong it and deny ourselves the opportunity for profound wisdom ultimately limiting our personal growth and opportunity for enlightenment Frozen by denial, we are left standing in the breech Whole industries profit from this immobility, and while they have grown rich, we have become spiritually poorer.As Marianne makes clear, true healing and transcendence can only come when we finally face our pain and wrestle with what it has to teach us Written with warm compassion and profound wisdom, Tears to Triumph offers us a powerful way forward through the pain, to a deeper awareness of our feelings, our lives, and our true selves.
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Most of the prerelease press indicated this book was an attack on the pharmaceutical industry and therapists who overuse prescriptions, so was surprised that it was kinder. The “being human is not a disease” theme is there alright, however the gist is more on living by the spiritual principles of “A Course in Miracles”. I’ve not read “A Course in Miracles”, but do appreciate its philosophy, as described in Williamson’s lectures, which I have at least listened to. Williamson goes [...]
This is the first book I read written by the great inspirational author Marianne Williamson and I thank God I started with this one !Who of us didn't experience pain and suffering ??Well this book deals with the subject but in the context of actually using this through embracing it and surrendering it to God and then start the personal discovery and spiritual journey towards God towards ultimate love towards the real existences beyond our material world !Rich with great meanings deep in it's ex [...]
Marianne Williamson's latest volume of spiritual wisdom is beautifully written and deeply inspiring. In Tears to Triumph she talks about suffering and all that it has to teach us about ourselves and our lives. She sees suffering as a necessary teacher to show us where we need to change and how to grow stronger and wiser by allowing pain or difficulty to help us find deeper healing and even transcendence. With references to Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism and The Course in Miracles, Williamson si [...]
Awful. I wasn't able to even make it half way through this book. I found the author's views on mental illness and psychotropic medications grandiose and uneducated.
I have read most of Marianne Williamson's primary books and listened to a few audiotapes (when such existed) as well as going to hear her in a live lecture years ago. Even as I still cherish those books, esp. the prayers, I could not get myself past chapter 2 of this one. I always believe that sometimes we just need to experience a book at the right time in our lives to be able to connect with it or hear it's message. This is, apparently and decidedly, not that time for me related to Tears to Tr [...]
This book was about a lot of things. It was about pain, loss, grief and the path to spiritual enlightenment but mostly it was about how only through love and not fear can we heal and grow. It was also about the importance of working through our pain or heartbreak or whatever ailment we may have and not numbing it or ignoring it. And it was also about opening yourself up to a higher power, whether that be God or Buddha or some other belief system. The message here is that you are not alone and yo [...]
“All of us yearn for happiness and love, and sometimes we find it,” writes Marianne Willamson in her new book Tears to Triumph: The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment. “Yet most of us are visited at some point by sorrow as well. A relationship, a job, a particular circumstance brought us happiness—but then something went wrong.” Can you relate? I can. If you are spiritually inclined (or even if you are not) Tears to Triumph is one of the best books I have read on working [...]
This book fell into my path just when I needed it. The discussion is on feeling through pain and suffering rather than the common notion to numb it with pills and shove it away. Marianne's consistent message is to turn to love, to the light inside, which is a direct spiritual connection.
I started reading this book with the expectation that it would just rehash the material found in previous works by the author. My expectations were met to a certain extent and then I started to realise that this book is different, but I can't quite pinpoint why I think this. Suffering is such a universal concept and experience that I don't think there is anyone who would not gain something from reading this. Marianne's writing style is easy, but you do have to reread some sentences to fully gras [...]
If I had a highlighter, the first 8 chapters would be all yellow. Williamson has so much good, insightful advice. It's thought provoking. The first 8 chapters are spiritual and mindful without being religious or anti-religious. Then the next three chapter take on the Buddah, Moses, and Jesus. The problem is that one chapter is not enough to cover any of these figures and it's a bland summary of the basics of each religion. I was really into the first 8 chapters, on that basis its a great book.
I was so excited to start this book and then I was so disappointed. I'm all for opinions and options and what not but the author is so extreme in her views that I found myself getting angry at points. Things I agreed with: her desire to be closer to god, the prayers are beautiful, and she is dead on in her examination of our broken world. Things I didn't agree with: her views on mental illness are borderline offensive.
Few yeras ago I would have rated this much worse, commented it as esoteric bullshit (if I had even read it). There are many wise ideas and insights in this book. However, a general openness to spirituality and a curiosity to understsand the experiences that lead to a broad use of words such as "god" is essential, or you will have a really bad time with this one.
This was a very sincere explanation of a new type of spirituality. It discusses our relationship with the divine outside the context of organized religion and guilt. It presents a spirituality where Christ, Moses, Mohammed, and Buddha are all expressing the same thing, and it all comes down simply to love.
"We need to rest into who we are and where we are; in being gentle with ourselves, we make great space for the gigantic processes of personal transformation that are occurring deep inside us. Spiritually, we are always dying and we are always being born." p. 65Here are just a few of the blog posts in which quotes from this book have appeared since Nov 2016lunawings/2016/11.wings/2016/12.wings/2016/12.wings/2016/12.wings/2017/08. today's - which I've not finished yet January 1, 2018
Excellent message from Marriane. I would have given 5 stars but she made a comment about seed companies being unlawful. I work for one such company and disagree with her statement. otherwise her metaphysical interpretation of religions was very interesting and I had never heard those before.
Love reading Marianne Williamson. It is always a boost to my soul.
I listened to this book on CD and her voice is very soothing and believable.
Excellent perspective on how people think any and all suffering is now a disease when often it is just part of our human experience. Beautifully soft and healing. Highly recommend.
Marianne Williamson is a prophet for our time, her words and wisdom are God given and luckily for us, she has chosen to share this gift with the world!
This is a wonderful book that addresses human pain and suffering as well as how to approach it from a spiritual lens. I’ve read several of Marianne Williamson’s books and have been very moved by her ideas, insights, and theology. Although this is not my all time favorite book written by her, it still has a very powerful message. This book really tackles the issues surrounding depression and how our society and the medical industrial complex address it. It is amazing how our prescriptive soci [...]
Tears to Triumph offers an eye-opening look at depression through a spiritual lens. It's a great reminder that depression is a natural aspect of the human experience, and how, as individuals and nations, we need to stop numbing and start listening to our grief and giving our problems to God so we can transcend the darkness and become whole. I liked the way the book gave dignity and utility to suffering, whereby, depression can help us learn from our mistakes and become more compassionate, empath [...]
If I had to find a quote to describe the spirit of this book, I would use the words of Isaac Isimov: “The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” And that is exactly the appeal of this book, it challenges each reader to re-evaluate the context of their life and to pinpoint or redirect the pieces of their life/thinking/actions that do not help to facilitate the ‘aliveness’ of their life’s purpose, or as the book calls it on [...]
Marianne Williamson does it again! Even if you are not going through any particular difficulties at the moment, this is a must read book. The knowledge that Marianne shares with us, and imparts on us, based on A Course in Miracles, is beyond valuable. This will be another one of those books to keep nearby or on a nightstand, not only to review the content, but if you need a quick prayer when you don't have the words for what you are going through. I have ear-marked many pages in this book, under [...]
I "read" this book via audiobook, which I rarely do. However, I find Marianne Williamson's voice incredibly soothing and I try to listen to her weekly lectures each Wednesday. She is one of my life's teachers that I've never met. She did it again with this book, which continues to turn the horrors of my Catholic childhood on its head and step into love. I cried a bucket of cathartic tears as I listened to the wisdom in this book.
Inspiring and uplifting. I love how Marianne weaves together the meaning of Buddha, Jesus and other enlightened, spiritual masters to show how they all speak the same language. Love is God and God is love. Our paths in life may not be easy but there is a way up, a way to transcend and break free from the grip of ego.
If you've listened to Handling Fear then you might find some repetition. Over all, you can never go wrong with Marianne Williamson. She is one of the leaders in spiritual and alternate thought like Louise Hay.
Whatever Marianne Williamson writes is always worth the read. TEARS TO TRIUMPH is yet another powerful book by the enlightened spiritual teacher. Listen to my unusual interview with her on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show today 3 pm ET @ tiny/h998cy.
This book is outstanding - it will take another reading and some writing for it all to soak in. I especially love how Williamson relates the story of Moses. Profound
Marianne Williamson's wisdom is at times awe inspiring. Her ability to being faith to every aspect of existence and being is amazing.
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