The Wisdom of Sundays (Oprah Winfrey)
Synopsis (Goodreads): Oprah Winfrey says Super Soul Sunday is the television show she was born to do. “I see it as an offering,” she explains. “If you want to be more fully present and live your life with a wide-open heart, this is the place to come to.”
Now, for the first time, the aha moments of inspiration and soul-expanding insight that have enlightened millions on the two-time Emmy Award-winning Super Soul Sunday are collected in The Wisdom of Sundays, a beautiful, cherishable, deeply-affecting book.
Organized into ten chapters–each one representing a powerful step in Oprah’s own spiritual journey and introduced with an intimate, personal essay by Oprah herself–the Wisdom of Sundays features selections from the most meaningful conversations between Oprah and some of today’s most-admired thought-leaders. Visionaries like Tony Robbins, Arianna Huffington, and Shonda Rhimes share their lessons in finding purpose through mindfulness and intention. World renowned authors and teachers like Eckhart Tolle, Thich Nhat Hahn, Marianne Williamson and Wayne Dyer, explain our complex relationship with the ego and the healing powers of love and connection; and award-winning and bestselling writers like Cheryl Strayed, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Elizabeth Lesser explore the beauty of forgiveness and spirituality.
Oprah Winfrey has always been a hero to me, so when a friend recommended I listen to the audiobook version of The Wisdom of Sundays, I jumped at the opportunity. This was a wonderful collection of conversations between Oprah and other inspirational leaders and I think this is definitely one that needs to be listened to instead of read. The lessons you take away from listening will very much depend on your stage of life and/or state of mind, but some of my favourite takeaways were:
- Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could be any different
- You are not the worst mistake you have ever made
- Mercy is what you give to others with the hope that it will come back to you
- People can talk you in and out of philosophy and theory but they can’t talk you out of experience
- The spirit is the part of you that is seeking meaning and purpose. The part of you that is drawn to hope
- Every choice you face is going to enhance your spirit or drain your spirit.
- We don’t fear death, we fear the process of dying
This is definitely one I will be revisiting just because there is so much to learn. Highly recommend.
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