Our Life is a Drama

26 03 2010

Someone sent me a passage from the book “A Return to Love” by Marianne Williamson recently. I loved it, as it summed up what I believe to be true about the story of our lives. Too often, in the age of goal lists and personal development, we try to divide our life up into separate categories in order to manage all the various “parts” of it. Perhaps the solution is more to get the important things right first of all, and then let everything else fall into place. I have copied the passage below – but before I leave you, here is a quote from Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” (Act 2):

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players;

They have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts…”

What part are you playing at the moment? And how are you playing it? The choice is yours.



Only One Drama

From A Return To Love by Marianne Williamson.

‘We think there are different categories of life, such as money, health, relationships, and then, for some of us, another category called “spiritual life.”

But these divisions are illusory – artificial constructs made by our egos, attempting to manage and categorize what was never meant to be managed and categorized. We are whole people – and our lives are whole. We cannot be divided into parts.

There is really only one drama going on in our life: our walk away from God and our walk back. We simply re-enact the one drama in different ways. We think we have many different problems, but we only have one. Denying love is the only problem, and embracing it is the only answer. This love heals all of our relationships – to money, the body, work, sex, death, ourselves, and one another. Through the miraculous power of pure love, we let go our past history in any area and begin again.

If we treat miraculous principles like toys, they will be like toys in our lives. But if we treat them like they should be treated, and recognise them as true and powerful beyond measure, then such will they be for us.

The past is over. It doesn’t matter who we are, where we came from, what Mummy said, what Daddy did, what mistake we made, what diseases we have, or how depressed we feel. The future can be reprogrammed in this moment. We don’t need another seminar, another degree, another lifetime, or anyone’s approval in order for this to happen. The choice is in our hands, right now.’

Marianne Williamson – A Return To Love




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