Oprah Winfrey’s live online Facebook interview was quite engaging. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it (you can watch the recording on Facebook.) Oprah talked about her goal to help everyone become the highest and fullest expression of themselves. She shared that having a greater purpose, and knowing the bigger picture, helps her get through the difficulties and challenges. I believe in that. I know that the challenges and obstacles that keep piling on me can be overcome. I found it interesting that she encourages her employees to meditate, or to have a “quiet time,” twice each day, saying, “God lives in the space of stillness.”
I remember a specific moment, watching my grandmother hang the clothes on the line, and her saying to me, “you are going to have to learn to do this,” and me being in that space of awareness and knowing that my life would not be the same as my grandmother’s life. All of us have that space where we are willing to get still because the world will try to tell you everything about yourself and we have so many voices in our heads and in our Facebook pages telling us everything, but to know really what to do and how to be guided in your life you have to go to that space where the bigger you, the greater you, resides.
It appears that OWN, and other Oprah platforms, are committed to spreading light, truth, and inspiration. I hope that fun and laughter are included in the mix. Her desire to teach, encourage, and inspire are admirable. I desire to be the highest and fullest self that I can be. I am moving in that direction. I plan to keep track of what Oprah has to offer. I look forward to working with Oprah and OWN on a few new projects.
Source: “Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, Interviews Oprah Winfrey Live Online,” Huffington Post, 9/9/11