For the last year I have held within my heart the idea of running for President of the United States. Today, I formed a committee to explore the possibility of seeking the Democratic nomination in 2020.
At a time when fear has been harnessed for political purposes, our task is to turn wisdom and love into a political force. The lower inclinations of human nature cannot be defeated by politics alone, but they can be overridden.
Our political circumstances are not simply a product of external policies, but even more so of internal dynamics like fear, desperation, hope and yearning. The mindset of the current political establishment neither acknowledges nor understands the deeper emotional and psychological rivers that underlie political forces on the move today.
In order for us to transform the crises we are facing now, we need a candidate whose understanding of our internal landscape is as expert as their understanding of traditional politics. As someone who has had a 35-year career addressing the personal crises of millions of individuals, I feel I have a unique qualification to help create the spiritual awakening that will transform the crisis we are facing now. In the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., “We need a quantitative shift in our circumstances as well as a qualitative shift in our souls.” And I have experience with both.
I am sending you this letter and attached video to see whether the combination of politics and awakening that compels me is something that compels you too. If it does, I hope you will help me communicate to people far and wide that my exploratory campaign exists, and do everything you can to help create the material means to support it.
Together we can do great things. We can show up for our country in a way we have never shown up before. And with God’s help, we can create miracles.
With thanks and all best wishes,