The Spirit of America: Every Generation Writes Its Chapter In This Ongoing Story

The Spirit of America: Every Generation Writes Its Chapter In This Ongoing Story

Marianne Williamson speaking on the Spirit of America. A viewer's comment: "This may be the most powerful spiritual and social justice speech delivered since Martin Luther King's. I Have a Dream."

Here are a few segments of Marianne Williamson's talk transcribed for you (full video below):

"Every generation writes its chapter in this ongoing story... And now it's our turn... Every generation decides what chapter will you write."

"We have been not only given the rights of this extraordinary possibility, just the possibility that we could create a society in which all people could soar, all people could spread their wings, all people could unleash their spirits, all people could uncap their dreams. We've never fully lived it or manifested it, obviously. Those principles were written into a document... The Declaration of Independence."

"What do you call economic injustice, what do you call rape of the planet, what do you call mass incarceration, what do you call racial disparity and criminal sentencing, what do you call an endless war machine that is at the expense of genuine trying for peace, what do you call the complete erosion of our democracy turning it into a corporatocracy. What do you call that?"

"One word is NO and one word is YES. And the NO is this: I see it and I'm not OK with it. I see it, I will not look away from it, but you stop right there. You stop right there... And that is the difference between "I don't agree with that", and not OK with it, as in "not on my watch". That was the difference between anti-slavery and abolitionists. What has happened to our generation, ladies and gentlemen? We're not dealing with anything the abolitionists weren't dealing with. We're not dealing with anything that the suffragettes weren't dealing with. We're not dealing with anything that the civil rights workers weren't dealing with, except some lack of courage that they displayed."

"Love will always have the final word. That we can celebrate. We can celebrate the fact that love will always have the final word, however, it is incumbent upon us to be very clear how long that takes is up to us."

Here is the full video. May it inspire you to take action for change... within yourself and within the world we live in. Namasté (I honor the light within you.)

More Articles By This Author

You May Also Like

follow InnerSelf on

facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconinstagram iconpintrest iconrss icon

 Get The Latest By Email

Weekly Magazine Daily Inspiration




spreading disease at home 11 26
Why Our Homes Became COVID Hotspots
by Becky Tunstall
While staying home protected many of us from catching COVID at work, at school, at the shops or…
christmas traditions explained 11 30
How Christmas Became an American Holiday Tradition
by Thomas Adam
Each season, the celebration of Christmas has religious leaders and conservatives publicly…
a man and woman in a kayak
Being in the Flow of Your Soul Mission and Life Purpose
by Kathryn Hudson
When our choices distance us from our soul mission, something inside us suffers. There is no logic…
grieving for pet 11 26
How to Help Grieve the Loss of a Beloved Family Pet
by Melissa Starling
It’s been three weeks since my partner and I lost our beloved 14.5-year-old dog, Kivi Tarro. It’s…
essential oil and flowers
Using Essential Oils and Optimizing Our Body-Mind-Spirit
by Heather Dawn Godfrey, PGCE, BSc
Essential oils have a multitude of uses, from ethereal and cosmetic to psycho-emotional and…
how to kow if something true 11 30
3 Questions to Ask Whether Something Is True
by Bob Britten
Truth can be tricky to determine. Every message you read, see or hear comes from somewhere and was…
How Culture Informs The Emotions You Feel To Music
How Culture Informs The Emotions You Feel To Music
by George Athanasopoulos and Imre Lahdelma
I have conducted research in locations like Papua New Guinea, Japan and Greece. The truth is…
two climbers, with one giving the other a helping hand
Why Doing Good Deeds Is Good For You
by Michael Glauser
What happens to the doers of good deeds? Numerous studies confirm that those who regularly engage…

New Attitudes - New Possibilities | | | InnerSelf Market
Copyright ©1985 - 2021 InnerSelf Publications. All Rights Reserved.