I’d never read any of her books, nor heard her speak, when Bob and I were writing Chapter 10 of The Go-Giver—you know, the one about Debra Davenport and the Law of Authenticity—but this week I felt like I’d met her when I spent some time chatting with New York Times best-selling author Marianne Williamson.
Imagine my surprise earlier that day when, reading her wonderful new (and highly recommended) book, The Age of Miracles: Embracing the New Midlife, I came upon this passage:
I once had the most beautiful romance, or at least I thought so. Then one day it was simply gone. I had heard stories of people suddenly walking out on their families, never to return. But I always thought there must be more to it than that; surely it wasn’t that simple. No one just got up one day and said, “It’s over,” and that was that. Or so I believed until it happened to me.
Marianne isn’t Debra, but the two might have been sisters, and speaking with her, I was impressed with how incredibly gracious she was, and how . . . well, authentic.
Have you noticed how, once you start looking for authenticity, it stands out like a beacon — and how it bowls you over every time you find it?