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My Top 5 Aha Moments From Oprah’s ‘The Life You Want Weekend Tour’

My Top 5 Aha Moments From Oprah’s ‘The Life You Want Weekend Tour’

by September 21, 2014
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It has been days since Oprah’s ‘The Life You Want Weekend Tour’ has embarked upon Detroit and I am still processing the inspiration, emotion and focus that this amazing weekend has provided to all that attended. (10,000 + attendance)

From the intimate evening with Oprah on Friday night to an all day motivational session with her trailblazers (Mark Nepo, Pastor Rob Bell, Elizabeth Gilbert and Iyanla Vanzant), there were just too many nuggets of wisdom to list in this article. So here are my top 5 aha moments from Oprah’s Life You Want Weekend Tour’

 

Aha Moment #1: To live the life you want you must have PURPOSE!

The main theme of Friday evening was purpose. Oprah spoke passionately about everyone having a call on his or her life; it is your job to know it, to hear it and to honor it. It’s not an easy task to pursue your life’s purpose it takes what Oprah calls “Sunrise Faith” Sunrise faith is knowing that you will make it through. It’s believing in abundance, and your worthiness; it’s understanding that miracles can open up your life in ways you’ve never even imagined. It’s surrendering your dream to a greater power because you know the universe dreams a bigger dream for you than you could ever dream for yourself.

 

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(“Oprah Winfrey captivates audiences on stage at “The Palace of Auburn Hills” in Auburn Hills, MI on Friday September 12, 2014. This was the second stop of Winfrey’s eight-city arena tour, “Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend,” traveling throughout the U.S. this fall.”)

 

Aha Moment #2: To live the life you want you must LISTEN!

Oprah continued with the theme of purpose and how you must listen to your life. “Your life is always speaking to you. Often when your life is not going the way you want it to it’s because your life is trying to go in a different direction. You have to listen to the whisper (message) in the stillness. However if you don’t listen the whisper becomes a pebble (problem), if you continue not to hear, the pebble turns into a brick (crisis) if you still refuse to listen you will then hit a brick wall (full blown disaster). Learn to listen at the whisper and surrender.”

 

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(Oprah Winfrey surprises a group of women tailgating at The Parlace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, MI on Saturday, September 13, 2014. This was the second stop of Winfrey’s eight-city arena tour, “Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend,” traveling throughout the U.S. this fall.)

 

Aha Moment #3: To live the life you want you must have a spirit of GRATITUDE!

The energy you have is the energy you give and will ultimately be the energy you receive back. Oprah advised, “In order to live a life of gratitude that repays you with gratitude, you have to shift the way you think first.” How is this done? There are several books on shifting your mind set, ‘The Secret’, ‘The Mindset Shift’, but you can begin today with a simple ‘Gratitude Journal’. In this journal jot down daily things to be grateful about and reflect back on them when your mindset starts to change. Your journal does not have to be filled with deep profound thoughts, just small tokens of what you are grateful about, ex. “I am grateful for a crisp autumn breeze.” Just the thought of it brings a smile to my face.

 

RobBell

(Oprah Winfrey with Pastor Rob Bell on stage during “Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend” on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn, Hills, MI.)
 

Aha Moment #4: To live the life you want you have to EMBRACE!

Often in life we are living from one event to the next, on a non-stop pace. If we were to look at ourselves from a third person view, we would look like children swinging on monkey bars. Pastor Rob Bell reinforced that life really happens in the journeys on to the big moments in life and we have to appreciate them good or bad. The life you want begins by embracing the life you have now.

 

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(Iyanla Vanzant, host of OWN’s “Iyanla: Fix My Life,” on stage during “Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend” on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn, Hills, MI.)
 

Aha Moment #5: To live the life you want you have to remember “F” stands for FORGIVENESS!

Bad things in life happen, sometimes we fall, sometimes we fail, sometimes people exit from our lives and whether these things are of our own doing or by circumstances we cannot control, there are time when we have to get an “F” in life…Forgiveness. There are mirrors in forgiveness according to Iyana Vanzant, “You see more of who you really are when you begin to forgive. It’s often harder to forgive oneself than it is to forgive another person.” You can never live the life you want without loving yourself and you can’t love yourself until you forgive yourself for love wasted and mistakes made.

 

As we journey into the fall season, let’s take time to remember our purpose, listen to our life, be grateful for the little things, embrace our current situation and forgive ourselves for the mistakes of our past.

Didn’t get a chance to attend the conference CLICK HERE to download Oprah’s “The Life You Want Weekend Tour Gifts for FREE.

If you are going to be in the Washington D.C, Newark, Houston and/or Miami area, I highly recommend attending this all-inspiring weekend. For more information on Oprah’s Life You Want Weekend Tour CLICK HERE.

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  1. CeeGray
    #1 CeeGray 29 September, 2014, 21:48

    Great article! I too attended the conference and my best take away was the importance of the energy you bring into your world and carry around with you each day. Making a conscious effort to bring about the energies I desire in my circle had changed my outlook. It has especially taught me about maintaining my own positive sphere when Im in a place without the energy I prefer. And motivates me to share in whatever joy I may have inside!

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