Extreme political polarization. Weaponized misinformation. Media incentivized to divide. And growing inequality. Our democratic experiment has seen better days. How do we reimagine it for the betterment of all?
Spiritual thought leader, activist, and political writer Marianne Williamson says it begins with love.
You may know Marianne for her Presidential bid in 2020—the democratic candidate unafraid to ask the bigger questions about what matters most.
But if that’s the sum total of your relationship with this human, prepare yourself for a force of nature that extends well beyond that singular life chapter.
The author of 14 books (including four #1 New York Times bestsellers), Marianne has been a leader in spiritual and religiously progressive circles for over three decades. She is the founder of Project Angel Food, a non-profit that has delivered more than 14 million meals to ill and dying homebound patients since 1989. Marianne created the group to help people suffering from the ravages of HIV/AIDS. She has also worked on poverty, anti-hunger, and racial reconciliation issues throughout her career. In 2004, she co-founded The Peace Alliance and continues to support the creation of a U.S. Department of Peace.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”
– MARIANNE WILLIAMSON
I first met Marianne at a fundraiser back in 2014 during her bid for Congress. Fascinated by her bold and unconventional presence on the Presidential stage—particularly her debate performances—I’ve followed her career closely for years and always admired her unique perspective on democratic principles and responsibility.
Today’s conversation is about what’s required to solve our most urgent problems—from the perils of our entrenched government-media-industrial complex and the ills of corporate stranglehold on governance, to the legacy of 60’s activism, the role of spirituality in politics and the complex relationship between personal evolution and global change.
I really enjoyed spending a couple of very insightful hours with Marianne. I appreciate her voice, wisdom, and courage. May her words equally inspire you.
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- Connect with Marianne: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
- Book: Illuminata: A Return to Prayer
- Substack: Transform With Marianne Williamson
- Podcast: Marianne Williamson Podcast
- Amazon: Books By Marianne Williamson
- Newsweek: Archive
- Vanity Fair: Marianne Williamson Explains Her Magical Thinking
- The Atlantic: Can Self-Help Heal the Body Politic?
- The New York Times: The Curious Mystical Text Behind Marianne Williamson’s Presidential Bid
- The Guardian: Marianne Williamson: the ‘leftwing Trump’ preaching the Politics of Love
- Publisher’s Weekly: Marianne Williamson
- Book: Letters to a Young Poet
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