A POLITICS OF LOVE by Marianne Williamson
A Handbook for a New American Revolution
by Marianne Williamson
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
― Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love
Seen as a “stirring call to arms” that “confronts the cancerous politics of fear and divisiveness threatening the United States today,” the new book is a call urging all spiritually aware “to tackle the deeper, more internal causes which have contributed to the present dysfunction.”
Are we are in need of a fresh, whole-person politics of love that stems not only from the head but in the heart?
Williamson argues that we must do more than respond to external political issues. We are in need of a new, whole-person politics of love that stems not just from the head but from the heart, not only from intellectual understanding but from a genuine affection for one another.
By committing to appreciate, we'll make a meaningful contribution to the joyful, fierce and disruptive energies which are rising at this important point in time. From the words of Abraham Lincoln,"we must think anew, and act anew... and then we shall save our nation." Today, America once again is in chaos. A religious cancer of fear threatens to reverse the progress we've achieved.
Discord and hatred are dissolving our communal bonds and endangering the spirit of social obligation --the duty we feel toward one another. Within this potent religious manifesto, Marianne Williamson offers a tonic with this cultural malignancy. She urges us to imitate the heroes of our past and live our deepest spiritual commitment: where some have sown hatred, let's now sow love.
America's narrative is just one of great social achievement. Within the course of America's history, these activists have both embodied and enacted the country's deepest values. In this stirring call to arms, the activist, religious leader, and New York Times bestselling author of the classic Return to Love confronts the cancerous politics of fear and divisiveness threatening the United States now, urging all spiritually aware Americans to return to--and act out of--our deepest value: love.