A COURSE IN WEIGHT LOSS:
Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight
“This book really addresses things that are very healing for me to look at and I am finding not only am I releasing weight, but I'm cleaning out closets and letting go of so much that I don't need to carry around along with my weight. I love Marianne Williamson!.”
FROM THE BOOK:
“When subconscious forces lead a person into chronic self-destructive behavior over which their conscious mind has little or no control, this is called an addiction. Addiction is a system of self-generated behavior over which a merely self-generated psychological response system holds no sway. Addiction is when you can’t stop. When some craziness takes over and you do whatever it is you do that blows it every time, ruins everything, snatches happiness from your hands, and leaves you desperate at what your life has become. It’s life when lived at the behest of a wicked witch who seems to have taken over your brain and now uses it as her control room, directing you to do the most self-destructive things and then cackling with amusement as you lie writhing on the ground in misery right afterward.
It’s tempting to think that you’re the only one going through this, though intellectually you pretty much know that you’re not. Still, addiction is a private hell and a secret hell and a shame-filled hell, because you’re not supposed to be this way. But if you’re not supposed to be that way, and I’m not supposed to be that way, and no one else is supposed to be that way, then why are so many people that way?”
– Marianne Williamson, A Course in Weight Loss