Oprah is My Spiritual Guru

Oprah is My Spiritual Guru

As a twenty year old beginning to make my own way in the world, I have previously come to question the idea of God.  I know I’m not the only one who’s done this, and, as I’ve been told, this questioning happens a lot with “people my age”.  After high school I was lost when it came to spirituality, not because of anything that had happened, but because of the overwhelming amount of different faiths that had been presented to me.  How could I possibly know what was right, or if any were right for that matter?!

It really took me about a year of dwelling on the topic for me to arrive at my answer.  I came to the conclusion that I, personally, do believe in a God.  I believe people have God within them, and I believe God is everywhere.  I think meditation helps you to get in touch with your soul, and, despite that, I still feel in touch with my Roman Catholic roots.  However, all of this was just a jumble of different thoughts and beliefs I had decided were my truths.  I didn’t know if anyone felt the same way as I did. This is where Oprah came into play…

The multi-faceted and oh-so talented Oprah does a podcast every Sunday called “Super Soul”.  Every episode, she invites a guest on to her show to discuss spirituality, fulfillment, and ways to live a happier, more meaningful life.  Whether it’s a monk discussing how to meditate or discovering the Bahá’í faith with Rainn Wilson—each topic offers food for thought that makes it impossible not to get something out of it.  My personal favorites have been Mitch Albom’s and William Paul Young’s episodes.  When I listen to the podcast I feel like I, too, am in the conversation.  By listening to these episodes, I feel as though I’m making progress with my—for lack of a better word—spiritual journey.  So yes, as silly as it sounds, Oprah is my spiritual guru.

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4 Comments

  1. damarisb513 September 11, 2017 / 2:14 am

    I have gone through a period of “questioning God” far too often in my twenties and it’s still okay to question, you just have to know where to look to find the answers! When I read Oprah I immediately thought “you get a candle, she gets a candle, everyone gets a candle” lol Thank you for opening up on this subject!

    • Isabella Grande September 11, 2017 / 2:19 am

      I think it’s such an important topic that should be open for discussion, and I’m just happy to be able to write a post to which others can relate! Also that’s hilarious–Oprah isn’t immediately recognized for her podcast 😂

      • damarisb513 September 11, 2017 / 2:39 am

        I appreciate your openness! I agree, it should be open for discussion and people have a tendency of speaking and not listening to others (myself included because sometimes I like to spar mentally with others haha) How long has she had her podcast?

        • Isabella Grande September 11, 2017 / 3:03 am

          I totally relate! I know she is on her 8th season, but I’m not sure what the year equivalency to that is. I’ve mainly been listening to her most recent season.

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