For 20 years, bestselling author and inspirational thinker Marianne Williamson has helped pioneer a global spiritual movement with books like A Return to Love, The Law of Divine Compensation and Age of Miracles. Last year, she chose to step out of her comfort zone and into the political arena by running for California's 33rd Congressional District. Though she was defeated in the primary, running for office at age 61 taught Williamson what it means to take a leap of faith at any age.
In the above clip from her upcoming "Super Soul Sunday" appearance, Oprah and Williamson discuss why it's never too late to forge a new path in life.
"It has to do with who your self is," Williamson says. "Because spiritually, you know, enlightenment is a shift in self-identification from body identification to spirit identification."
She acknowledges that it can be difficult to take a risk, especially after a certain age. "If you're only a body and it's only about you and your drama and your circumstances, then you look at limitation and you look at aging and you look at all that, and of course you feel your opportunity is diminished because you feel that you're diminished," she says.
Rather than seeing yourself in that limited view, Williamson paints a broader picture. "But if you really embrace the idea that God is never diminished and God is in all of us, no matter who we are and no matter how old we are, then the opportunities for infinite possibility exist no matter what age we are."