« Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations


2021-04-07 | 🔗

Your life is always speaking to you in whispers, guiding you to your next right step. And in many situations, the whisper is also the first warning. It’s a quiet nudge from deep within saying, Hmmm, something feels off. A small voice that tells you, This is no longer your place of belonging. It’s the pit in your stomach, or the pause before you speak. It’s the shiver, the goosebumps that raise the hairs on the back of your neck. Whatever form the whisper takes, it’s not a coincidence. Your life is trying to tell you something. Heeding these signs can open the doors to your personal evolution, pushing you toward your life’s purpose. Ignoring them or sleepwalking through your life, is an invitation to chaos. In this Super Soul podcast, Oprah sits down with such gifted writers and thought leaders as Shauna Niequist, Dani Shapiro, Caroline Myss, Adyashanti, Jon Kabat Zinn, Cheryl Strayed, Pema Chödrön, Amy Purdy, John Lewis, Wes Moore, Kerry Washington and Thomas Moore. 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.

This is an unofficial transcript meant for reference. Accuracy is not guaranteed.
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reminded of how, in a flash, your entire life can be changed for ever natural disasters, illness, accidents and unexplained events? there are good wrenching moments occurring every day that can blind side even the most aware, and bring to our knees. This experience, heightened my understanding of what circumstances beyond our control really means, and it's made more tune to what we truly have the power to control the mudslides worth prominent. There was no way to prevent the catastrophic tragedy that literally came crashing through people's front doors, but that's not the case for most people I'll struggles situations like job loss, financial problems, a painful break up or a cause? between you and your child might feel like a shock but they rarely arrive without whispers along the way. Over the years, I've taken every up
Kennedy. I could to share one of my most cherished spiritual principles. Your life is always speaking to you. It speaks in whispers guiding you too you're next right step and in many situations the whisper is also the first warning. It's a quiet, night from deep within saying something kills off. It's a small voice. It tells you it is no longer your place of belonging. It's the pity your stomach or the pause before you speak. It's the shiver, the goose bumps! raise the hairs on the back of your neck, whatever form the whisper takes. It is not a coincidence. Your life is trying to tell is something heating. These signs can open the doors to Europe. Personal evolution, pushing
toward your life's purpose. Ignoring them sleep walking through your life is an invitation to chaos. Lies is about rose and change, and when you are no longer doing either you received your first whisper pay attention to what makes you feel energized connect and stimulated follow your intuition. Do What you love and We'll do more than succeed. You will sore up first Shanna Meek West. If we went out to dinner and talk about the things that matter to us out of here now family matter. So much to me at my spiritual life matters to me
a deep sense of connection with the people that I love play and memory making an adventure. That's who I am, and if you looked at my day to day life, you would say frankly who you are is exhausted, isolated, anxious, not sleeping well, always hustling too leave something early to come late to the next thing skimming and all of my most important relationships, hoping that they'll still be there. When I get back from this thing or that thing so, I was forced to realise that the Gulf between the two was growing quite a rapid rate. Any journey like this has like a million different plot points, a lot of warnings. You don't take heed of, and then it gets louder and louder and louder, but I was starting to realise it. I was avoiding silence and stillness at all costs that maybe I wasn't just busy
must scheduling standpoint. Maybe I was hiding from something, but I haven't quite articulated that yet and we went on this trip and some people recommended the speech that was like a vast snorkeling ever and I went with my son. He's eight at the time were holding hands and it's one of those picture. Perfect parenting moments. Really this is it. I'm gonna hold this in my heart for ever, and it was like two halves of my brain into. Haven't my heart and I had this deep. I think the best word I can think of a self loathing, this myself, a hate being myself, I'm the problem, I'm the problem with everything, I'm ruining everything, the set of voices that didn't seem to have any bearing. I couldn't figure out why they were coming out of this
except I realized the only time had been silent and, as long as I can remember will make sense, because I'm like, why would you be feeling self loathing in that moment, I complete total silence, not my own voice, chattering, not my kids, not my husband not might to do list running in my mind, not me running from one thing to another: not a television show not a song on the radio, complete total silence that I did not choose, and it was in that silence that I realise there are a lot of things. I think I've been running from that I've been hiding from, and I've been using, dizziness sort of as a defence as a barrier against facing where these feelings coming from. What are they about? What will look like to heal them and bring them out into the light? Ok, you loved your life on the outside, but had become someone you didn't want to be around. Tell me that I was exhausted
and for me my exhaust herself is my worst self. I'm short tempered, I'm anxious. I get controlling about stupid things. Things need to happen my way when I'm really really tired, something you should that struck me. Did you were productive, productive which, if you all relate to this productive production
productive, but you knew you were not well. When I look back, I'm like hey, I had migraines. I have heard a girl. I had what our family affectionately, termed the stress barks rule, just throw up several times a week when I got anxious about something you weren't sleeping nazi outbreak of everyday three I am like these are warning signs and I was like that's just kind of how life ass I wasn't listening to my body, I wasn't listening to my soul was just continuing. So even when your body is saying, something's wrong is waking up in barging, and all of that is your body saying head yet gravity is trying to speak to you. I always think that everything is speaking to you over time
your life is speaking to you all the time, but even then you couldn't hear it or called it something else, and I was so invested in the perception of being known as a highly competent responsible person, and that was so important to me that I sacrificed physical health, my emotional health, so that I can be known as someone who is really really More of this conversation in just a moment, this year. Your spring cleaning can look different with Jussu the smart in Stinky choice for those who embrace wellness and care about the future, Juices household products are made for a fresh cleaning experience thanks to their natural and nontoxic ingredients in every thing from laundry detergent. All purpose cleaner and their soap who d authorizing soft scrub and more with food, ingredients you can feel confident using them in your home juices, plant based cleaning products, transform your cleaning routine into a healthier practice and they smell delicious for dick
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the existential panic I didn't know what was wrong, but there is a feeling that I was falling and that there was just nothing to catch me and I in who would have we knew that it had to do with a spiritual crisis. You know what's interesting. Is you were feeling this sense of age, the sense of urgent the sense of flooding. Your body all of the time, but at least you were feeling it? I think so many people are so disconnected. And numbed by the routine of life, that they don't even have an opportunity to stop and no their feeling and that's why? Sometimes it's three o clock in the morning. It's waking you up. Well it, and the feeling that I had was that I would get me whole day dawn and checked everything off every list that I had to do and drive everywhere. They have to drive and do everything that I had to do. And getting around the table and
That's your emails and do all of the things in that the same thing that everybody that goes well fall asleep and then something in my being yes, was forcing me awake, because it was the thing that I hadn't dealt with. It was the most important thing, but what happens in life as it is very easy to kind of table olives that later I'll get to that at some point here so you're blessed to have that restlessness really had to give up its a wake up call. Now it's Carolyn maize. We have an intuitive voice in us. We are born into it if we are so intuitive that it's actually for most people, the source of their greatest suffering there in our guidance tells us I'm just go much. I don't even know what you mean by that. How is your into
Gender intuitively is the cause of your greatest suffering. I think, would be the opposite. Oh no! No! No! It isn't Oprah its actual the source of people's greatest suffering high, because people here when they betray? themselves. People are very much aware when they are not honest with themselves people, it's that voice. That says you shouldn't have said that you know that's not right. Are you still with this person, and you should a left ten years ago. Yet this is the voice. Your conscience is the voice of your consciousness. It's the voice of your gun out. Sanctions have voice. You don't wanna, hear that never turns off. Ok, you, follow this voice and you push. This is the part that says you should push, and you should do this. So is the part that keeps Moving in turning the wheel of our life is also the part that says you ve done as much as you could now. This is it. You ve done everything you can so it's the part that will say that, as far as you
got. It will guide you. It will say this is it so what you are saying is exactly what I have always believed and, however, operated being able. To accept lives within Range of doing all that you can do is where you have done everything right. You can do surrender it that's it let it go. That's right to the power and energy that greater than neuroscience it. That's what you do. That's right, you gotta give it you bet, your all, give it your I'll, give it your best in this inner voice and then not be attached to the totally you got it. That's it that was great. Now, let's hear for Are you shine tee? What we're doing is were always living a life where were chasing to fulfil a sense of self which feels underneath it enough and that's just ramp at an hour
society is yes. I dont like myself. I have bad self esteem or you basing yourself on everything that everybody else everybody else's. That's Whitefield like sometimes when you watching yeah people in crowds, did you Skynet Miriam sort of moving in that direction is always as we do this now. We wear that and then life becomes a compensation not knowing who we are, because it is almost like a wound within us when we get disconnected from the truth are far being. We do feel that and then we're trying to fill it with love or approval or says, or the million ways that we seek fulfilment from outside of ourselves and no matter how much fulfilment we get. There's that place inside that interweave realise the truth of our being entirely
realized. We are presents primarily and a person. Secondarily, we will feel estranged from our own b and each other, because that's where we connect John cabbages in what mindfulness is saying is find your own way. Listen to you, Heart used the word longing longing, listen to your own yearning, because what we are really trying to do. Is they ve life as if it really mattered cause it does,
does Cheryl Street I glanced over and I saw these books on the shelf, and this was one of them: the Pacific, Crest, her a volume, one California, and had never heard of the trail before I had never gone backpacking before I've done a lot of hygiene and grown up in the wilderness of Northern Minnesota, but something about this book called to me site. I turned it over and read the back and it told the story of this amazing national scenic trail that went from Mexico to Canada through California, organ in Washington, along this line of the Sierra Nevada and the cascade range, and it just it seemed like such an important thing, such a grand things at a significant thing, and I was none of those things at that moment in my life, and I just knew that I wanted to attach myself to it. You are the best way for me to describe something bloomed in my in my chest. I felt some sense of opening or or wonder
and I thought well. Maybe I should do that and who- and then I came back- I knew instinctively the wilderness was the place that I felt most gathered p my children. I was living at this community in England, a buddhist community and this teacher Israel, who is very important to me and he was giving them or nation Monks, ordination nuns or nation Everyone in the whole place, which was about thirty people, was trying to decide whether to do it or not. Do it. So it's like the topic. And for some reason I thought doing it is forward not doing it is backward. My whole life. I had that instinct of what's forward. I I don't know if that makes any sense makes all listen to me. I think everybody has patterns and ensure jobs. Figure out what you're pattern is mine. Is I've learned as much as I can learn doing this thing now I need to go forward.
And what happens when a when I've learned as much as I can learn that thing and then something else open nowadays forward. I never know we're forward. Is gonna, be these dance, you know, but How there's always for afford s I think, as long as you're still breast there's four yeah don't go anywhere or to come after this short break queuing. Oh, creates supercool accessible hands on projects designed to expose kids of all ages. Two concepts in steam site technology, engineering, art and math key echo, believes in the power of kids and that small lessons today can mean big world. Changing ideas tomorrow each craters, designed by experts and tested by kids and teaches new steam concept. Boxes delivered monthly incomes with all the supplies needed for that months. Project plus detail kid friendly instructions, and, and reaching magazine filled with content, to learn more about the crates theme, Each line caters two different age groups and their
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story and say: oh, it's amazing. What she's done that's so inspiring. I want them to also feel that they have that inside of them to live and inspired, lie, live and inspired that we are doing that. You know you're doing that, so I've had all these little whispers throughout my life, your meant to do more Amy your meant to do more and now those whispers of quieted down. I feel like because I'm doing at you in the space where you belong on Louis. We would just ordinary human beings, ordinary people church. By what I like to call the spirit of history, some force just grabbed us prepared to do something and prevent assess something. If not everything history would have been kind to us. Listen to doktor king inspired me.
He gave me hope and that kept up with the drama that has taken place around the country, what was happening Montgomery and about the Supreme Court decision. Ninety four: before, now dream of winter. Better school Rhine about a bus like the fact that my mother, my father, my grandparents, markers and arms being have any rights, my mother,. Was sylvan over yet boy. That's the way it is. She was San cool, it be quiet, don't get in trouble. What was inspired to get in trouble to getting good?
good travel is simple. When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just you have a moral obligation. You have a mission, you have a mandate to speak up to speak out. You may get arrested and taken to jail. You may be beaten enough bloody and you could be murder. You could die, but as part of the that frost have to pay not just to liberate yourself we'll have free and liberate others Wes more. So you now believe that there is an evolution that lives in a solid. It leads us to where we belong and how Know how to follow that? I love the the phrasing of that there is an evolution that law inside all of us, and it leads us to where we belong oftentimes. I I would,
that all well, I'm just waiting on God to tell me where he wants me to go. Yeah, I'm just I tell me tell me: what is it you want me to do, and I've come to a very clear understanding. Now, it's not that guides not talking to me That, for so long I just haven't been listening. Yeah I've allowing so much of the noise to cloud this conversation, I'm supposed to be and I ve been so distracted that he's been sending messages this whole time. Oh, you are so correct. I see that all the time does your it has always speaking to you. It's always became ok. So We talk a lot about calling unto bristle Sunday. How do you know when it is calling orphanages, something you just really want a lot. That is one of those challenging things too, to understand where it's like. How do I know? Yes, that I'm doing exactly what it is supposed to be doing? I think about it. The way that I knew what it was announced for speed on when I first started working with Austrians, we ve only first found aborigine you. It was because I knew this was a problem,
This was a challenge, but I was Work on no matter what I try to forget away, so how do I make it? What I do with every day of my life And the reason I became so passionate about education, higher education, helping that transition was because I thought myself, you don't understand my store without understanding the role that education played in it, where I feel like all of our lives like homes that are built on stilts right and our experiences are the different stilts rights over me. There's a there's, a milk! still there's a often and still tour. The White House still is only stilts. You can shop one of those stilts out in the house, wobbles yeah, but the house stays up. You could shop out the fan. Still the shop out the White House shop. Militarist. If there is one thing that is not a still it's my foundation and that's my education. If you'd shop that the whole house crumbles, nothing else makes sense and so the way and the reason that I knew that this was the work that I was supposed to be. When I said you know what
I'm going to work on this no matter. What did you now tell you now that tell you know. That's all you know work on matter, White Muslin Y know, even if I have to do a night job and a part time this. In order to be able to do this, I'm gonna, do you know we're fine, you know defined carry Washington. I
I believe that if I want something that God has three answers, it's either: yes, yes, but not right! Now or no, because I have something better in store for you, Thomas Moore, Boldwood girl, the soul is being so identified with a wife it wants to live through you, that's a good idea that dream wants to be embodied. I mean the varied practically. So, at any point in your life, you may get other help that you should be moving on to a maybe a different job or different, even a different marriage, and if you hold back and say no, no, that, with this Rob Mayor, you wouldn't even think of throw by you decide to say no to life, then I think that's where the soldiers wounded most their individuality comes from your soul, not from your head.
It costs, while lowing life to live through you. So your often enough here, the receiver, I'm over Winfrey and you ve been listening to supersede conversations the pod cast. You can follow super soul on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook if you haven't yet go to apple pod, CAS unsubscribe rate and review this pledge gas join me next week for another supersede conversation, thank you for listening. The new year can be a good time for mental health check in if you always wanted to try therapy or you'd like to try it again or You just need to talk some things, our better health, offers online licensed professional therapist were trained to listen to help with issues including relationship conflict, depression, selfish, in grief and more with better help you can simply followed a questionnaire to help, assess your specific needs and then get matched with you. Or councillor in under forty eight hours
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