Author Marianne Williamson’s Miracle Thought Of The Day on Oprah.com invokes poet Ralph Waldo Emerson’s famous quote - “What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us” - to steer us to the “power within.”
Williamson goes on to say that too many are enraptured in the past and future - even though they don’t exist, except in one’s mind. In the present, she says, we are able to experience what lies within us, and no matter what has happened in your past. And every moment that we spend neurousing about the past or future, we withhold the power, attention, and focus on what is available to us in the moment. In the present, the power of new beginnings is available to each of us. We all have the power to tap into what is available to us now.