Oprah Winfrey Opens Up About the Moments That Changed Her Life
Oprah Winfrey discusses the surprising turns her life has taken.
As Winfrey reflects on the pivotal moments on her path, she says, “I say this to people all the time: ‘Nothing is waste.’ There is not a moment that you can have that can’t turn out to be useful later in life, and if you know that, life is like this huge, giant classroom.”
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Order emerges not in spite of chaos, but because of it. He found that growth and evolution involve open systems undergoing temporary dissolution, in order to reorganize at a higher level of complexity and function.
“The perturbed mind is a mind in the act of rediscovering the Nature outside of culture.” Terrence McKenna. A direct Gnostic experience of reality requires that cultural filters first be dissolved–“The kind of activity which dominates the instability phase introduces a directness, a vector which already indicates in which direction the new structure may be expected.” ~ Erich Jantsch, The Self Organizing Universe.
By going deeper into the “Mystery itself” we overcome our removal (boredom, apathy, fear, loneliness etc…) and discover the eternal source of life and consciousness within. Then a new Universal Self is born that transcends the current cultural lens. This birthing process continues throughout the lifetime of the individuating, self-actualizing individual.
“The transcendental future is here. It is now, if we could but evoke it. If we could find the means to communicate with the deeper parts of ourselves and to each other, to bring that kind of perfected future into being…The future is endlessly bright and full of transcendental promise for those who are not afraid of it.” ~ Terrence McKenna.
As participants in the Mystery, we tend to prove what we believe to be “true.” The brain is a goal seeking mechanism, hardwired to make our beliefs and representational maps come true. Because of this a priori nature of consciousness, Bill Harris suggests that instead of evaluating beliefs on whether they are true or false, we would be better off basing them on how resourceful and empowering they are to us. “The big secret is that you can choose what you want to believe–you don’t have to believe what seems true based on past experience.”
Whether a belief is new or old, focusing on it brings it into existence. We can transform our belief system with the use of gestalt role-playing, affirmations, sound tech and meditation tapes, self-talk tapes, imagineering, mantra, new information (learning), fasting, communal support, therapy, bodywork and a zillion other methods. To a large extent we create who we are, and who we will become by the power of our conscious and unconscious beliefs. With a fresh new set of empowering beliefs and a cerebellum that has been primed with successful action scenarios, our automatic “looking for” and “call to action” mechanisms will synchronize our brain function toward the positive outcome of our goals and purposeful action in the world. And if we are an organism “on purpose,” well then we are far more like to be a “happy,” functional organism.
People keep saying that belief creates our reality without saying exactly how that is. This model of the role of the cerebellum in cognition by Ellis, which points to an action basis to consciousness, memory and apperception, helps to clarify the mechanism of manifestation. No doubt even precognition is also governed by this same mapmaking faculty of the brain…such that we really are a spider caught within our own web. A more empowering analogy might be that we are indeed a wizard casting a shell of happenstance on the world. Now whether we acknowledge this or not determines the degree of self-responsibility we can consciously lay claim to. Continue reading >> https://biologyofkundalini.com/index.html
How Oprah Winfrey Changed My Life
Superstar changed the lives of people through her ratings-busting talk show.
Winfrey has interviewed some 30,000 guests and many of their lives were changed forever.
“Her legacy is going to live on through me and her other guests who have had such profound changes,” Cheryl Hallett of Wellington, Fla., told ABCNews.com. “She’s one woman and she’s changed so many lives and those people have changed others lives.”
“During one of Winfrey’s makeover shows,
Hallett’s knee-length hair was clipped to above her ears. For someone who was known to friends for her hair, that would be life-changing enough. But Hallett, now 51, was about to come face-to-face with her drinking problem.
I had this sense that something was about to change.”
“Russell needed a new car, but she needed a new life more.”
Her doctor had told her that she needed to change her life and control stress if she ever hoped to be healthy again.”
Winfrey told the audience, “We’re not just giving away cars, we’re changing lives,” Russell said, “It just rang true to me, it pierced my soul.”
“I really feel like she’s my angel in disguise.” Continue reading >> abcnews.go.com/Entertainment
33 Life Changing Quotes
Your true passion should feel like breathing; it’s that natural. Oprah Winfrey
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are. Oprah Winfrey
Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment. Oprah Winfrey
Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. Oprah Winfrey
Turn your wounds into wisdom. Oprah Winfrey
You can have it all. Just not all at once. Oprah Winfrey
Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not. Oprah Winfrey
You get to know who you really are in a crisis. Oprah Winfrey
One of the hardest things in life to learn are which bridges to cross and which bridges to burn. Oprah Winfrey
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a new way to stand. Oprah Winfrey
The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free. Oprah Winfrey
Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher. Oprah Winfrey
True forgiveness is when you can say, “Thank you for that experience”. Oprah Winfrey
I’ve learned not to worry about what might come next. Oprah Winfrey
You don’t become what you want, you become what you believe. Oprah Winfrey
The great courageous act that we must all do, is to have the courage to step out of our history and past so that we can live our dreams. Oprah Winfrey
Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. Oprah Winfrey
You get in life what you have the courage to ask for. Oprah Winfrey
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate. Oprah Winfrey
I trust that everything happens for a reason, even when we’re not wise enough to see it. Oprah Winfrey
Everybody has a calling. And your real job in life is to figure out as soon as possible what that is, who you were meant to be, and to begin to honor that in the best way possible for yourself. Oprah Winfrey
“When people show you who they are, believe them the first time.
Remember this because it will happen many times in your life. When people show you who they are the first time believe them. Not the 29th. time. When a man doesn’t call you back the first time, when you are mistreated the first time, when someone shows you lack of integrity or dishonesty the first time, know that this will be followed many many other times, that will some point in life come back to haunt or hurt you. Live your life in truth. Don’t pretend to be someone you’re not. You will survive anything if you live your life from the point of view of truth.” Oprah Winfrey
The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but on significance — and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning. Oprah Winfrey
The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams. Oprah Winfrey
Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others. Oprah Winfrey
Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could have been any different. Oprah Winfrey
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure. Oprah Winfrey
Opportunity may knock only once but temptation leans on the door bell. Oprah Winfrey
Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity. Oprah Winfrey
It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you – always. Oprah Winfrey
The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be. Oprah Winfrey
With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice. Oprah Winfrey
I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become. Oprah Winfrey