I highly recommend listening/watching Marianne talking about politics today and the USA election of 2024 for a new president.
Marianne Williamson runs a very courageous life style, "fear" is not necessarily her enemy but it is surely not her highest power. "Love" is... "courage" is... she would say. And, I just came across another blog, citing Williamson, that tells of the discourse that is going on out there in culture that is still anti-fearlessness and convinced they are right!
The blog author (not MW) confidently lays out their first argument in their goal to help people be more courageous:
This post is not about how to take monumentally brave actions, like Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani education activist who was shot for her efforts, or like a firefighter rushing into a burning building. It is instead about understanding what courage really is and training ourselves to perform small, daily acts of bravery.
- Courage means being afraid and acting anyway, not that you’d know this from looking around at our culture, which celebrates fearlessness. (There are over 50 books titled Fearless on Amazon as of this writing.) If you tend to be fearful, you probably assume that you’re not courageous. Courage researchers Cynthia Pury and Charles Starkey reviewed the citations for valor of 74 recipients of the Carnegie Medal for heroic actions and found not a single mention of the words fear, afraid, or worried. This isn’t surprising; the psychologist Avril Thorne found that listeners embrace traumatic stories emphasizing bravery or compassion, but not ones focusing on fear or sadness. Yet, we all know that fear is a universally powerful emotion, and we all know how terrible terror feels. Thus, we should grasp that feeling afraid and acting anyway is a form of nobility. [excerpt from Cain 2021, https://huckfinnsmoneytree.com/how-to-be-courageous/ ]