“When we are truly honest with ourselves, our problem is not that opportunities for success haven’t appeared. God is always expanding our possibilities. We are given plenty of opportunities, but we tend to undermine them. Our conflicted energies sabotage everything.
To ask for another relationship, or another job, is not particularly helpful if we’re going to show up in the new situation exactly as we showed up in the last one. Until we’re healed of our internal demons, our fearful mental habits, we will turn every situation into the same painful drama as the one before.
Everything we do is infused with the energy with which we do it. If we’re frantic, life will be frantic. If we’re peaceful, life will be peaceful.
And so our goal in any situation becomes inner peace. Our internal state determines our experience in our lives: our experiences do not determine our internal state.”
Marianne Williamson, A Return To Love, p. 78.