Awaken, discover and connect to the deeper meaning of the world around you with SuperSoul. 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.
Oprah Winfrey: The Roots
There is no moving up and out in the world unless we are fully acquainted with the person we are meant to be. Whatever our calling, it’s already rooted within, and while those roots may get trampled on or tugged at, they can never be removed. They grow stronger only when tended, nurtured and most importantly, shared with others. In this Super Soul conversation, Oprah Winfrey sits down with such inspired writers and thinkers as Nate Berkus, Brian Grazer, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tracy Morgan, Sister Joan Chittister, the Rev. Ed Bacon, RuPaul Charles, Glennon Doyle, President Joe Biden and Pastor Wintley Phipps. Each share individual stories of what it was like to tap into their own roots and wellsprings of talent to discover their greater purpose and deeper levels of fulfillment. Interviews with these talented writers, speakers and thought leaders are excerpted from Oprah’s Emmy Award-winning show Super Soul Sunday. You can also find this compilation, and other insightful conversations, in Oprah’s best-selling book The Path Made Clear.
Oprah Winfrey: The Seeds
When you pay attention to what feeds your energy, you move in the direction of the life for which you were intended. Trust that the Universe has a bigger, wider, deeper dreams for you than you could ever imagine for yourself. Think about the parable of the mustard seed: if you have faith, even if it’s as tiny as a mustard seed, you can move mountains. In this Super Soul podcast, Oprah sits down with such acclaimed teachers, writers and thought leaders as: Sue Monk Kidd, Tim Storey, Dr. Shefali Tsabary, Pastor A.R. Bernard, Barbara Brown Taylor, Elizabeth Gilbert, Jean Houston, Caroline Myss and Deepak Chopra to discuss the seeds of potential that sprouted in their own lives, leading to an evolution of consciousness. Similar seeds are waiting to sprout and awaken in each of you. Interviews with these talented writers, speakers and thought leaders are excerpted from Oprah’s Emmy Award-winning show Super Soul Sunday. You can also find this compilation and other insightful conversations, in Oprah’s best-selling book The Wisdom of Sundays.
Oprah Winfrey: Love and Connection
Everything we do, every relationship we have, succeeds or fails based on our level of true spiritual connection with others. How do we get back on track when we find ourselves disconnected from people? In this episode of “Super Soul,” Oprah sits down with acclaimed spiritual teachers—including Jill Bolte Taylor, Dr. Maya Angelou, Sister Joan Chittister, Thich Nhat Hanh, Gary Zukav and Linda Francis, Meagan Good, Rob and Kristen Bell, President Jimmy Carter, Pastor Wintley Phipps, Brené Brown, Tracy Morgan, Phil Jackson, Shawn Achor, Gloria Steinem, Bryan Stevenson, Malala Yousafzai, and Elie Wiesel—to discover the steps we all can take to find creative ways to nurture the bonds of love and a connection with the people in our lives, and then gradually expanding that to the rest of the world. Interviews with these talented writers, speakers and thought leaders are excerpted from Oprah’s Emmy Award-winning show “Super Soul Sunday.” You can also find this compilation and other insightful conversations in Oprah’s best-selling book The Wisdom of Sundays.
In this never-before-heard interview from 2012, Emmy and Tony-award-winning actress, Cicely Tyson explains the surprising story of how she found her calling, shares behind-the-scenes history of her most iconic roles and reveals the biggest life lessons she’s learned. Cicely Tyson passed away on January 28, 2021. She was 96-years-old.
Tom Brady: How to Reach Peak Performance
In a rare interview from 2018, superstar quarterback Tom Brady, often called “the greatest quarterback of all-time,” reveals what he believes is the key to his longevity and success. At the time of this interview, he was 40 years old. Brady discusses his #1 New York Times best-selling book, The TB12 Method, what he still wants to accomplish and his approach to mind, body and spiritual balance. Tom also shares how he found resilience after the headline-grabbing “deflategate” controversy, and how he and his team chose to address NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem. Plus, his supermodel wife Gisele Bündchen stops by to support her husband as he talks about parenting, marriage and his childhood. Tom Brady will be first quarterback in NFL history to play in 10 Super Bowls after Super Bowl LV on February 7, 2021.
Oprah Winfrey: FULFILLMENT
Making the shift from self to service brings joy and also a deep sense of fulfillment to our jobs, relationships and the vision we create of our best life, says Oprah's friend Gary Zukav. He says this is the moment when we discover authentic power--“when your personality comes fully to serve the energy of its soul.” Fulfilling your purpose, with meaning, is what gives you that powerful spark of energy unique only to you, he says. In this episode of Super Soul Conversations Oprah sits down with such inspirational teachers, including Gary Zukav, Mastin Kipp, Paulo Coehlo, Sue Monk Kidd, Pastor Wintley Phipps, Nate Berkus, Diana Nyad, India.Arie, Janet Mock, Jack Canfield, Daniel Pink, Daniel Goleman, Shawn Achor, Jeff Weiner, Wes Moore, Shonda Rhimes and Devon Franklin to reveal how we can tap that source, which is our highest and truest version of ourselves. Interviews with these talented writers, speakers and thought leaders are excerpted from Oprah’s Emmy Award-winning show Super Soul Sunday. You can also find this compilation and other insightful conversations in Oprah’s best-selling book The Wisdom of Sundays.
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Ivory Tower Beliefs
The true reality about spiritual gurus is that they are adept at selling us an implausible guide to living a so-called more meaningful life and they can easily affect the beliefs of even the most seemingly erudite and skeptical among us. From personal experience as an average schmo, I spent a fortune in my early years on spiritual/self help books promoted by Oprah and her many invited spiritual guests throughout the years and can honestly say none was helpful in securing any kind of better way of coping, understanding or living a more authentic life for whatever that means.
Despite what Oprah attests, that these spiritual things she promotes will not allow anyone to be her in the sense she’s acquired much worldly fame and monetary success, she seems to mean well but remains oblivious to the way life really is for the majority of people, a vast population of folks getting through it each day in mostly dead end job servitude who struggle to meet a good credit rating and are in a work force that no longer offers a retirement plan unless its unionized work or through an iffy 401k that is not protected from economic ups and downs as well as the generosity or lack of from various kinds of businesses who can choose to match employee payments into such a dubious retirement program.
If we’re honest with ourselves we know by now that spirituality gurus talk us into believing we can achieve anything, be whatever we dream to be, do great things in life—if you buy their book and follow their simple steps given to live a meaningful life. Their spiel sounds plausible, we’re hyped up and unknowingly suckered in a far too open-minded financial purchase of guru inspired instructions we truly think will make life more meaningful. This determination and belief lasts for as long as it takes to read their book and follow its purported guidance for success until real life, as is inevitable, knocks on our consciousness and awakens us back to reality because bills need paying, things and people in our lives inevitably break down (including ourselves) need care and maintenance in which books on spirituality fail and are soon perceived as useless to-dos that do not—will never—fit into every day living in the long haul.
Spirituality-type explanations and beliefs appeal to the nuvo riche—newly rich people who started from humble or perhaps very poor financial backgrounds who are trying to make sense of great amounts of monetary fortune which has changed their lives: this is the loop Oprah has remained stuck in for way too long.
This episode truly spoke to me! I appreciate the helpers-as I tell my kids, always look for the helpers.