TEDx video description reads:
Published on Jun 3, 2013
Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed spiritual teacher and New York Times bestselling author. Her first book, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course In Miracles, is considered a must-read for spiritual seekers. A paragraph from that book beginning, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure,” is often misattributed to Nelson Mandela’s inaugural address.
Marianne’s other books include Age of Miracles, Everyday Grace, A Woman’s Worth, Illuminata, Healing the Soul of America, The Gift of Change, A Course in Weight Loss and Emma and Mommy Talk to God. Her newest book is The Law of Divine Compensation.
She has been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America and Charlie Rose.
Marianne is a native of Houston, Texas. In 1989, she founded Project Angel Food, a meals-on-wheels program that serves homebound people with AIDS in the Los Angeles area. Today, Project Angel Food serves over 1,000 people daily. Marianne also co-founded the Peace Alliance.
In December 2006, a Newsweek magazine poll named Marianne Williamson one of the fifty most influential baby boomers. According to Time magazine, “Yoga, the Cabala and Marianne Williamson have been taken up by those seeking a relationship with God that is not strictly tethered to Christianity.”