What Spiritual Leaders Read Before Bed
The most enlightening among us choose their titles for peace, wisdom and fresh perspective after a long day.
"The book I often go back to is Letters to a Young Poet
, by Rainer Maria Rilke. Here is a quote that always helps, 'So don't be frightened, dear friend, if a sadness confronts you larger than any you have ever known, casting its shadow over all you do. You must think that something is happening within you, and remember that life has not forgotten you; it holds you in its hand and will not let you fall. Why would you want to exclude from your life any uneasiness, any pain, any depression, since you don't know what work they are accomplishing within you?'"
— Marianne Williamson
, author of A Year of Miracles