J. Manuel Herrera is an elected official in San Jose/Silicon Valley who envisions the transformation of the public square in our communities and emerging 21st Century politics that is whole, generative, and personally transformative. In this episode we talk about his experiences and observations from being involved in politics throughout his life. J. Manuel shares strategies for effective political advocacy based in viability mutual regard and respect developing a web of relationship through transacting with others. Finally we examine the value of inner work to humbly face the mystery and paradox of life. This episode is a master class for effective political activism for anyone who wants to make real change in this world.