— Claudia R., Newark, California
My suggestion to you would be to pray for your brother's happiness for five minutes every morning, for a minimum of 30 days.
I don't know the specifics of your circumstances, but please remember that while spirit always gives the loving answer, sometimes the loving answer is no. If your brother is behaving in ways that would undermine your own well-being or enable his unwise choices, please remember that we can love people and still set healthy boundaries. Sometimes it's easier to love people when there is a healthy distance between us.
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Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed author and lecturer who has published several books, including New York Times best-sellers A Return to Love and Everyday Grace. A popular guest on numerous television programs such asThe Oprah Winfrey Show and ABC's Good Morning America, Marianne has lectured professionally since 1983. For more information, visit her official website.
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