So, I’ve always been a fan of The Oprah. I’ve always believed The Oprah. Thought she had some great ideas. Thought she was a decent person. Thought it was cool she gave away stuff and talked to beautiful people. Thought it was cool that she got people to read and built schools and did so much good in the world.
But I’ve always thought of Oprah as a persona of herself, a shell, if you will. Someone that shows up, does the show and goes off and lives her billionaire life. And I thought that was totally awesome. I mean, seriously, good for her.
This season I started watching Season 25: Oprah Behind the scenes. Mostly because my dream career is to be a TV or Movie Producer. So, I was expecting it to become my favorite TV show and I was not disappointed.
And then I discovered something: Oprah is for real. She really is. She’s not just a persona, a character, a shell, a celebrity. She’s a woman who followed her bliss and this is where it led her. And she works her ass off. And she’s pretty funny. And she loves to tie one on once in a while. And she loves dogs. And more than anything, she is a seeker of learning. She genuinely is trying to do right in the world and to have all of us examine our human experience and, well, just love each other more and be kind and seek happiness and put out positive energy.
And this season I found myself not only BELIEVING Oprah, but BELIEVING IN Oprah. The final episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show that aired on Wednesday was utterly and completely brilliant. So much of what she said is what I believe in and who I seek to be. It took me a couple of hours to get through it because I had to keep rewinding and jotting notes down.
And yes, I cried.
And yes, Alek laughed at me for rewinding and rewinding again and crying my way through the last episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show. But I suppose that’s only fair since I laugh at him when he watches shows like “Modern Marvels: Grease” (I’m not kidding that is queued up on our DVR as I type this.)
But I digress. The point is: Thank You Oprah.
Carry whatever you’re supposed to be doing forward. And don’t waste any more time. Start embracing the life that is calling you and use your life to serve the world.
Nobody but you is responsible for your life. And what is your life? What is all life? What is every flower, every rock, every human being? Energy. And you are responsible for the energy that you create for yourself and you are responsible for the energy that you bring to others. When you get that you are responsible for your life. You.get.free.
There is a common thread that runs through all of our pain and all of our suffering: unworthiness. Not feeling worthy enough to own the life you were created for…there is a difference between THINKING you deserve to be happy and KNOWING that you are worthy of happiness. We often block our own blessings because we don’t feel inherently good enough or smart enough or pretty enough or worthy enough. You are worthy because you are born and because you are here. Your being alive makes worthiness your birthright. You alone are enough.
Every single person you ever will meet shares a common desire they want to know: Do you see me? Do you hear me? Does what I say mean anything to you? I see you. I hear you. And what you say matters to me.
I know I’ve never been alone and you never have either. I know that presence, that flow – some call it grace – is working in my life at every single turn and yours too, if you let it in. It’s closer than your breath, and it’s yours for the asking. All of us have that same voice. Be still, and know it. You can acknowledge it or not, you can worship it or not, you can praise it, you can ignore it, or you can know it. KNOW IT.
What I know is. God is love and God is life and your life is always speaking to you.
What are the whispers in your life right now? What’s whispering to you and will you hear it? Your life is speaking to you, what is it saying??