Awaken, discover and connect to the deeper meaning of the world around you with Oprah's Super Soul. Hear Oprah’s personal selection of her interviews with thought-leaders, best-selling authors, spiritual luminaries, as well as health and wellness experts. All designed to light you up, guide you through life’s big questions and help bring you one step closer to your best self.
Super Soul Special: Transform Your Life With Bishop T.D. Jakes
Original Air Date: Jan 1, 2020
Oprah and Bishop T.D. Jakes talk about how to use transformational thinking to get to the core of who you really are, move beyond limiting beliefs and live life in a new and more purposeful way. Bishop Jakes is known for cutting to the core of many matters and now he's demonstrating how to become who we are meant to be. Bishop Jakes uses an apple to show how we are often surrounded by situations and expectations that prevent us from getting to our true centers. Find out why he says that at the center of everything lie the seeds of our highest potential. While some people feel paralyzed by fear and self-doubt, others find ways to move past them. Bishop Jakes reveals what separates people who nurse their fears from those who rebuke them. Bishop Jakes also encourages an audience member to stop putting her life on hold.
Super Soul Special: India Arie: Life After Rock Bottom
Original Air Date: July 17, 2019
In a live appearance at UCLA’s Royce Hall, Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter India.Arie reveals the five most important lessons she learned after she hit rock bottom. India.Arie uses what she calls "songversation" to beautifully describe her journey from breakdown to breakthrough. "Songversation is not a concert," she explains. "It's not a lecture. It's not a performance, even. Songversation is a practice that is part meditation, part prayer, part fellowship and part action." At the height of her fame, India.Arie says she snapped under the unrelenting pressure of the music business. At age 35, she made the bold decision to take a hiatus, rethink her life and start over.
Super Soul Special: Glennon Doyle: First the Pain, Then the Rising
Original Air Date: May 15, 2019
In a live appearance at UCLA’s Royce Hall, New York Times best-selling author Glennon Doyle asks what would happen if we stopped being afraid of our pain? The founder of the online community Momastery and president of the nonprofit organization Together Rising, Glennon takes us on what she calls the “journey of the warrior,” explaining there is no easy way out when it comes to life’s challenges. “The willingness to dwell in our discomfort and truly listen is how we turn our pain into power,” she says.
Super Soul Special: David Brooks: The Quest for a Moral Life
Original Air Date: May 20, 2019
New York Times best-selling author, columnist and political commentator David Brooks discusses his book, The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life. David explains there are two metaphorical mountains we must climb to live a moral life. He describes the “first mountain life,” which is self-centered, versus the “second mountain life,” which is others-centered. David provides insight into how our culture operates from a “first mountain” perspective, by shaping us to be individualistic. However he explains why it is the community approach to life where joy can be found. David also shares how his own suffering led him to discover a deeper spiritual and connected life.
Super Soul Special: Oprah Winfrey: The Path Made Clear
Original Air Date: April 1, 2019
On a special edition of “Super Soul Conversations,” Oprah Winfrey discusses her book, “The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life’s Direction and Purpose,” featuring some of the most profound insights and Aha! moments. In this follow-up to her New York Times best-selling book “The Wisdom of Sundays,” Oprah shares her own key lessons and the personal stories that helped set the course for her best life. Hear from luminaries and trailblazers in a wide array of fields share the life lessons that helped them find meaning and purpose in their own lives: A.R. Bernard, Sue Monk Kidd, Shefali Tsabary, Elizabeth Gilbert, Caroline Myss, Brian Grazer, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tracy Morgan, Sister Joan Chittister, Wintley Phipps, Shauna Niequist, Wes Moore, Amy Purdy, Adyashanti, Steven Pressfield, Iyanla Vanzant, Michael Singer, India.Arie, Gary Zukav, Michael Beckwith, Carole Bayer Sager, Janet Mock, Brene Brown, Barbara Brown Taylor, Marianne Williamson, Brother David Steindl-Rast, Shonda Rhimes, Jay-Z, Eckhart Tolle, Joe Biden, Tracy McMillan, Glennon Doyle, Stephen Colbert, Thich Nhat Hanh, Gloria Steinem, Jimmy Carter, Lynne Twist, Bryan Stevenson, John Lewis, Cicely Tyson, Jordan Peele, Trevor Noah, Jeff Weiner, Goldie Hawn and Elizabeth Lesser. If you are feeling stuck or at a crossroads, wondering if there is more to life, “The Path Made Clear” provides inspiration and guidance to help you discover not only who you are, but who you are meant to be.
Super Soul Special: Elizabeth Gilbert: The Curiosity-Driven Life
Original Air Date: April 24, 2019
New York Times best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert is known for following her passion, but says she no longer advises others to do the same. Instead, Elizabeth makes the case to follow your curiosity. Elizabeth says she believes the word "passion" can trigger feelings of stress and pressure. “At some point in your life, you were told, ‘Chase your passion,’” she says. “Not everyone knows how to answer that command.”
Oh how I’ve missed Oprah
I didn’t watch Oprah a lot when I was younger. I just wasn’t a TV watcher at that time, BUT her warmness and ability to focus on and lead people to connect to one another regardless of various life differences was a movement that was felt in air and life in general through others when I was younger. Her podcasts feed a place in me that has been starving for some time because of the pervasiveness divisiveness that is reinforced in politics or other areas nowadays. Oprah, thank you for bypassing that in order to again focus on individual people with stories that inspire (and for giving the message that all lives are equally phenomenal stories that others can learn from) and for mentoring how we should respond to people in order to make it about the brilliant uniqueness (yet sameness because we are all connected and foundationally similar people) of all people. In short, Oprah connects diverse hearts and souls, which is always critical but is absolutely essential at this time.
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