I had the opportunity to meet Oprah when her tour “The Life You Want Weekend” came to Michigan. This wonderful weekend was all about showing people how you can get the life that you desire and what steps you can take to change your life and move in the direction that you would like it to go. She was on tour with different life coaches like Deepak Chopra, Iyanla Vanzant, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Ron Bell. It was an absolutely amazing opportunity to meet Oprah and I’m happy I can share the experience with you guys. Here are a few quotes from the weekend that stood out to me.
“You’re disappointed, your disheartened, but you’re here. You feel like you lost your way, you never imagined some of you that your life would turn out like this but you’re still here. You’re still here. It doesn’t matter if you thought you failed, you thought you didn’t deserve to have the life you want. You wanted so much more, you thought you weren’t smart enough, you thought you weren’t pretty enough, you thought you weren’t good enough, you thought you were unworthy. That’s the bottom line for everybody. You think you’re not worthy but I’m here to tell ya that whatever has happened to you has happened for you and God is ready, the universe is ready, the forces that created you are ready to move your life in a new direction, nothing that’s happened to you is wasted, nothings wasted, so the times you felt alone,
and the times you felt abandoned and the times you felt tested and the times you felt that you were in turmoil.I’m telling you. You were building strength and strength times
strength times strength times strength times strength times strength equals power.“-Oprah Winfrey
“This weekend get ready to claim your power, consider yourself in a different direction. Stop looking back, holding up the past, look ahead in a new direction and as far as the eye can see, the author of the universe can see beyond and that is where you’re going so take your power and run.” -Oprah Winfrey
“You have to give yourself the time to be still because you can’t know what your calling is if you have let the voices of others drown out the voices of your soul.”-Oprah Winfrey
“What you focus on expands.”-Mark Nepo
“There was no luck in that story she wrote it herself. There was no luck in that story she wrote it herself.”-Elizabeth Gilbert
“Pause, breath and then ask yourself, ‘it’s all a miracle isn’t it?'”– Ron Bell
“I was like ‘Iyanla do what matters’ because it comes a moment when we all just want to be a better person have you got to that moment yet? See I was born in dysfunction. Every single body in my family was crazy as hell. They didn’t call it dysfunction back then they just called it purely crazy. You know crazy ole uncle Leroy that was….. It’s not that I lived in dysfunction but that I became addicted to it that I became loyal to it and that because it was familiar I expected dysfunction. I expected a fight. Hell, if it wasn’t no fight I would pick a fight. I’m looking for the fight, anticipating the fight. I would pick a fight with people, things, for anything because that’s what I had become used to, and it comes a moment when you have to be willing to unlearn the patterns that you’ve seen and that were given to you, you’ve got to believe beyond that and do something different and what life taught me was ‘Iyanla do what matters to you. do what matters to you. That matters to you and serves other people.'” -Iyanla Vanzant
“I didn’t want it. I just did what I thought I was supposed to do. How many of us go through life doing what we think we’re supposed to do because of what we heard or what someone told us the dysfunction that we grew up in. Right on the other side of doing what you think you’re supposed to do, is the courage and the power to do what matters to you”– Iyanla Vanzant
“You see we’re so busy sometimes trying to outlive our past that we don’t realize if you made it through the past you passed.”-Iyanla Vanzant
If you would like to see my vlog from the weekend click the link below!
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