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    Marianne Williamson returns to the presidential race (and to love) for a second time.

    Janet Manley

    March 6, 2023, 10:21am

    You cannot be president unless you first allow yourself to imagine yourself as president. So goes the wisdom of self-help author and new-age guru Marianne Williamson, who is back, baby, with a 2024 run for the top job (before enlightenment itself).

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    Speaking with the New York Times at her weekend campaign launch, Williamson said that she believes President Joe Biden is the wrong person for the next era: “I believe that he is an unwise offering and a weak choice for 2024.”

    Far be it from us to discourage a candidate driven to bring self-examination into the ego-driven race to secure the biggest war chest.

    Williamson is the author of The Law of Divine Compensation, A Return To Love, A Politics of Love, A Woman’s Worth, and a spiritual guide to weight loss, and was widely quoted during her 2020 run as someone wont to drop Californian inspo-talk into her speeches. Has Biden read Brené Brown? We do not know.

    Curiously enough, a Williamson quote has been misattributed to Nelson Mandela in the past, including by Hillary Clinton. It comes from A Return to Love:

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    “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 doesn’t serve the world.”

    Mandela probably wouldn’t disagree.

    [via New York Times]

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