What Is Good?
Updated: Jun 23, 2019
Marianne Williamson has been part of my life since 1995. She was a guest on my radio show, InnerViews, a dozen times. We spent a couple of hours together in the late 90’s sharing insights and joys about our daughters, Kimberly and India Emma.
This past January she announced her decision to become a democratic presidential candidate and you can see Marianne on the debate stage in Miami this Thursday. I’m so happy she is bringing her message and vision for a higher level of living to America. Her words are alive with possibility and her heart is deeply sincere.
“How about it,” she asked this past week, to the panel on The View. "Why not have a Department of Peace? Why not care for and feed and educate our children?
“Now, it’s really all about the moral leadership of our country,” she summarized. At the conclusion of the segment, Joy Behar said, “Oh yeah, it’s about Making America Spiritual Again.”
I chose to write today because of what I heard at the end of the show. The cameras were off but the audio was still on and this jumped out and grabbed me. “You can’t be great if you’re not good.” That has been ringing in my ears all day. You can’t be great if you’re not good. What is good? Who says what good is?
Does good mean good for me? For you? For the collective?
Why would Carl Jung say, “I’d rather be whole than good?”
I want to discuss this further. It’s on my mind. It grabbed my attention. I like to pay attention… What do you think? What is good?
Listen to my Interview with Marianne from 2009… there’s hope here for us: