When you meet someone who embraces their own spirit and the spirit of others in a loving way it engenders connection; it can be transformational on a physiological level and create change throughout entire communities. But approaching life with this mindset doesn’t always come easy, though it is innately within all of us. It is possible to shift a perception of fear to one of love, from judgment to acceptance, from blaming to wishing well; we just have to choose to do so.
This week’s guest on The Doctor’s Farmacy, Marianne Williamson, is here to talk about why that shift is not only crucial to our individual happiness, but why it’s imperative in order for our relationships, society, and even our political system to function at their best. Marianne is a spiritual and political activist, entrepreneur, and New York Times best-selling author. She also just announced she is considering running for the Democratic nomination in the upcoming 2020 presidential election.
Marianne teaches that love is the link between all things, even those that may not be such an obvious match, like spirituality and politics.
Marianne and I discuss how to acquire a miracle mindset and how any spiritual path you take can change your worldview and the way you show up within it. I’ve had a lot of impaired thinking throughout my life—at times I would set aside the practices that support my spirit, my happiness, and help me best understand my place in the world in order to take care of others. I witnessed the power of mindset and love firsthand in turning my self-care practices around and spending the time to heal my relationships.
We also dive into the current state of affairs in our social and political climate. Marianne talks about how breaking the chain of unhealthy attitudes and behaviors politically, socially, and economically will be better for the wellbeing of both people and the planet. She feels the future lies in our elementary schools and that we can find the country’s truest entrepreneurial spirit in our youth, but it is up to us to help them be supported and heard.
We talk about all of this, and more, in this week’s episode. I hope you’ll tune in.
Wishing you health and happiness,
Mark Hyman, MD