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A Course In Weight Loss 
21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight Forever

By Marianne Williamson

“If your ‘weighty thinking’ does not change, then even if you lose weight you’ll retain an overwhelming subconscious urge to gain it back. It’s less important how quickly you lose weight, and more important how holistically you lose weight; you want your mind, your emotions, and your body to all ‘lose weight.’ Weight that disappears from your body but not from your soul is simply recycling outward for a while but is almost certain to return. It’s self-defeating, therefore, to struggle to drop excess weight unless you are also willing to drop the thought-forms that initially produced it and now hold it in place.”
— Marianne Williamson.

What is the connection between spirituality and weight loss? Best-selling author Marianne Williamson is about to answer that question for you in her groundbreaking new book, bringing you 21 spiritual lessons to help you surrender your weight forever. These lessons form a holistic paradigm for weight loss, addressing the spiritual, emotional, and psychological elements involved in what Williamson refers to as “conscious weight loss.” If you are a food addict, a compulsive eater, or someone who for any reason sees food as the enemy, this book is for you.

A Course in Weight Loss addresses the true causal root of your weight-loss issues: a place within you where you have forgotten your divine perfectionThis forgetfulness has confused not only your mind but also your body, making you reach for that which cannot sustain you . . . and reject that which does. As your mind reclaims its spiritual intelligence, your body will reclaim its natural intelligence as well.

The 21 lessons in this book will take you on a deep, sacred journey. One step at a time, you will learn to shift your relationship with yourself—and your body—from one of fear to one of love. And you will begin to integrate the various parts of yourself—mind, body, and spirit—to become, once again, and in all ways, the beautiful and peaceful person you were created to be.

As Williamson writes: “When it comes to your enjoyment of eating, your best days are not behind you but ahead of you!” So get ready to begin a new relationship with food . . . and with yourself.


“The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”
—Chinese Proverb


When we look at the entirety of any task that confronts us along our passage through life, our ego immediately fills our mind with overcomplicated messages and often defines the task as an impossibility. The ego’s goal is to overwhelm you with these interpretations and ultimately lead you to giving up on your true purpose; the ego desires endless struggle and suffering. As a spiritual being searching for truth and awareness you must transcend the influence of the ego and simplify your world. Simplicity is where success, peace, and enlightenment will be discovered. This is the essence of your being.

Real Life Application

Choose a task in your life that you often dismiss from your consciousness because of its complexity. Sit and simply break this task into small manageable steps that you can take without much difficulty. This process applies to any project that you wish to embark upon. Its that simple; stop intellectualizing and pushing yourself further away from completing and begin taking the necessary action to progress. All great feats are done in this manner. I apologize that I don’t have any great philosophical or intellectual suggestions to share with you, but try it this way you may be pleasantly surprised.

Tip# 12

Work with your team, not against it.

Remind yourself that you do depend upon others for your livelihood and happiness. Hence, you need to remain open and accommodating to what the team needs - the team can be your family, your company, your community.

Whether you’re on the job with your colleagues and clients, or at home with your family and friends, team players help to ensure that a project or activity runs smoothly. If you, however, fall into a habit of procrastination, you undermine the team’s objectives.

Get into the habit of giving, supporting and aiding your team’s efforts, instead of withholding, obstructing and hindering the team goal.


When you make a mistake, don't look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind, and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
—Phyllis Bottome.

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