Elizabeth Lesser Explores the Two Sides of Human Nature
There's an angry divisive tension in the air that threatens to make modern politics impossible. Elizabeth Lesser explores the two sides of human nature within us (call them "the mystic" and "the warrior”) that can be harnessed to elevate the way we treat each other.
She shares a simple way to begin real dialogue -- by going to lunch with someone who doesn't agree with you, and asking them three questions to find out what's really in their hearts.
For more than three decades, Elizabeth Lesser has worked with leading figures in the field of healing self and society.
Elizabeth Lesser is the co-founder of Omega Institute, the US’ largest lifelong learning center focusing on health, wellness, spirituality, creativity and social change.
For the past ten years, Lesser has spearheaded Omega’s popular Women and Power conferences, renowned gatherings featuring women leaders, authors, activists and artists from around the world.
In 2008 she helped Oprah Winfrey produce a ten-week online seminar based on Eckhart Tolle’s book A New Earth, viewed by more than 2 million people worldwide.
Since then, she has appeared several times on the Oprah Winfrey television show and Oprah.com webcasts, and is an ongoing host on Oprah’s Soul Series, a weekly radio show on Sirius/XM.
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