Oprah Winfrey Book Summary -Through QuotesOctober 25, 2019
“By the time I was 17, I was working in radio, making $100 a week.And that’s when I made my peace with money.I decided that no matter what job I ever did, I wanted that same feeling I got when I first started in radio—the feeling of I love this so much, even if you didn’t pay me I’d show up every day, on time and happy to be here.I recognized then what I know now for sure: If you can get paid for doing what you love, every paycheck is a bonus.Give yourself the bonus of a lifetime: Pursue your passion.Discover what you love.Then do it!”
“I’ve learned that the more stressful and chaotic things are onthe outside, the calmer you need to get on the inside.It’s the only way you can connect withwhere your spirit is leading you.
“Somewhere deep within me, even when I was a teenager, I always sensed that somethingbigger was in store for me—but it was never about attaining wealth or celebrity.It was aboutthe process of continually seeking to be better, to challenge myself to pursue excellence onevery level. “
I’ve kept collections of quotes since I was a young child. The beauty of quotes is that they can speak to you outside of the original context at different times in your life.Amelia Boone
“In the word question, there is a beautiful word—quest.I love that word.”
“Ask, and it shall begiven … seek, and ye shall find.”
“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience.We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”
“As women we’ve been programmed to sacrifice everything in the name of what is goodand right for everyone else.”
“In Don Miguel Ruiz’s book The Four Agreements, the final agreement is just that: Always do your best.I know for sure that this is the most fulfilling path to personal freedom.Your best varies from day to day, Ruiz says, depending on how you’re feeling.No matter.Give your best in every circumstance so that you have no reason to judge yourself and create guilt and shame.Live so that at the end of each day, you can say, “I did my very best.” That’s what it means to excel at the great work of living your best life.”
What I now know for sure is that for me weight is a spiritual issue, not a food issue.
Ignoring problems is easier, for sure, but if we take even tiny steps to address them, those steps eventually become giant leaps on the journey to self-actualization.Reaching your potential as a person is more than an idea.It’s the ultimate goal. The wonders we’re capable of have nothing to do with the measurement of mankind, the lists of what’s in and what’s out, who’s hot and who’s not.I’m talking about the real deal: Whose life did you touch? Who did you love, and who loved you back?This I know for sure is what matters.For me, it’s the only goal worth aiming for: a transformation of consciousness that allows me to know that I am no better or worse than any other being.That I simply am.