"When you truly give up trying to be whole through others, you end up receiving what you always wanted from others." -- Shakti Gawain
Shakti Gawain (born 30 September 1948) is an author and proponent of what she calls "personal development". Her books have sold over 10 million copies, according to her website. 
Gawain's best known book is "Creative Visualization".  She has also written "Living in the Light", "Awakening", "Meditations", "The Path of Transformation", "The Four Levels of Healing", "Creating True Prosperity" and "Developing Intuition". She is the co-founder, with Marc Allen, of New World Library Publishing Company  and founder of Nataraj Publishing, a division of New World Library.
Gawain is a passionate environmentalist
She and her husband, Jim Burns, split their time between California and Hawaii.
"Ambition is an idol, on whose wings great minds are carried only to extreme; to be sublimely great or to be nothing.""Assertiveness is not what you do, it's who you are!""Every time you don't follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness.""No scoundrel is so stupid as to not find a reason for his vile conduct.""Our bodies communicate to us clearly and specifically, if we are willing to listen to them.""When I'm trusting and being myself as fully as possible, everything in my life reflects this by falling into place easily, often miraculously.""You create your opportunities by asking for them."