Marianne Williamson visits Melanie Moser on the Shakti Hour Podcast for a special conversation about walking our paths through life with a resilient and compassionate heart that is fully open to the mysteries that await us.
Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed lecturer, activist and author of four #1 New York Times bestselling books. She has been one of America’s most well known public voices for more than three decades. In 1989, she founded Project Angel Food, a meals-on-wheels program that serves homebound people with AIDS in the Los Angeles area. To date, Project Angel Food has served over 11 million meals. Marianne also co-founded the Peace Alliance. Learn more about Marianne and her offering at marianne.com.
Walking Our Path
Marianne shares the influence that Be Here Now had on her generation and reflects on how the access and interest into spirituality have changed over the decades. She and Melanie talk about navigating our spiritual paths when there are so many voices and methods of practice available to us.
“There is one truth, it is spoken in many ways. No one teacher is special, no one writer is special, no one era is special. There are some great avatars, but the spirit of God – the spirit of all that is – is bigger than an individual, bigger than era. How do you navigate it? You navigate it by knowing that all that any great spiritual book, or even teacher, is doing is guiding you and helping to open the door towards that which is within you in any moment of deep silence, wisdom, nobility, meditation or prayer.” – Marianne Williamson
Love in the Time of Chaos (8:50)
How do we approach social action from a place of compassion? Melanie and Marrianne discuss the possibility of living fully present with the mystery of life.
“Whether as a person or nation, the question, ‘Who am I?’ should precede the question, ‘What should I do?’ We cannot know what we should do until we know who we are.” – Marianne Williamson
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Holding the Light and the Dark (29:10)
What can we learn through the core teachings around suffering that lie at the heart of so many religious teachings and mythologies? Marianne speaks about the paths to liberation that these teachings layout for us.
“We are beings of love currently heartbroken by the ravages of an unloving world. Beings of love currently somewhat traumatized and heartbroken by the chaos of collective madness.” – Marianne Williamson
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