Thursday, May 26, 2011

Words of Wisdom from Oprah

Yesterday was Oprah's final episode of her 25 years on "The Oprah Winfrey Show." She taped 4,561 shows and never missed a day in 25 years. In the beginning she started and just "wanted to do a good job and cause no harm."
Like many people all across the word, I had to see her final three episodes. Wow. What a legacy she leaves. Here are a few Words of Wisdom or 'takeaways' from the final episode which she stated was her "love letter to us."

  • Find your calling. "A calling lights you up and lets you know that you are exactly where you are suppose to be, doing exactly what you are suppose to do."
  • "Live from the heart of yourself & illuminate the world."
  • "Help somebody-listen-forgive-heal-the power is the same-everyone has a calling"
  • "Don't be confused on fame vs. service
  • "Don't waste anymore time. Start embracing the life that is calling and use your life to serve the world."
  • "No body but you are responsible for your own life."
  • "Life = Energy"
  • "When you understand that you are responsible for your life, you get free."
  • A common thread that runs is unworthiness. "There is a difference thinking you deserve to be happy, and knowing that you are worthy of happiness." We are all worthy of happiness.
  • "We are worthy because we were born and are here."
  • "You alone are enough" {to change the world.}
  • Tell others: "I see you. I hear you. What you say matters. Everyone wants to be heard and feel validated."
  • "Nothing but the hand of God has made this possible for me....Grace will work at every step of life....Feel the presence of God- Be still and know it. God is speaking to you and waiting for you to hear it.... God is love. God is life. Life always speaks to us."
-Oprah Winfrey

She ended by saying: "Your life is speaking to you- what is it saying?"


  1. I love this post. I haven't been watching Oprah lately (although I used to religiously in college), but she truly has some pretty incredible advice. Hope you're doing well! Miss you, love!

  2. Oprah is so great! She will be missed. Love her!!! and Love you! :-)