Oprah’s Lifeclass Lesson 13: When People Show You Who They Are, Believe Them


Lesson 13: When People Show You Who They Are, Believe Them

Webcast Week 3 in Review

Oprah says that of all the lessons she’s learned in her life, this one may be at the very top of her list.  Maya Angelou explains… people know themselves much better than we do.   So don’t expect them to be something other than who they are.
Aired: 10/26/2011
Today’s Question:   Think of someone you met recently. What have they shown you about themselves? Who are they?
What Others Are SayingJournal Questions:

Often when a person does not show you the exact problem or issue, you get little whispers, little messages, little problems – something is a little off.  Although she did not know he was gay.  He had shown her that he was a person accustomed to keeping secrets, deceiving, not being open.
Make a Pro and Con List
If you’re still searching for a soul mate, relationship expert Iyanla Vanzant urges you to pay attention to red flags and don’t settle for someone you have to fix. Like Iyanla said in 1998, “If you see crazy coming, cross the street!”

Oprah’s Lifeclass Notes:

Always be prepared to renegotiate an agreement.  If the original agreement does not work out, renegotiate.

Remember to Pay It Forward…

 


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Oprah’s Lifeclass Lesson 10: Joy Rising (Flash Mob)


Lesson 10: Joy Rising (Flash Mob)

Every Friday on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Oprah brings us a little bit of joy.  And other days as well.  But watch the Flash Mob…and get happy!
Aired: 10/21/2011
Today’s Question…What’s the one thing about joy that you know for sure?

Oprah’s Lifeclass Notes:  

Joy to me is a feeling of deep gratefulness.  I can create joy by focusing on the many things I’m grateful for.  When I watched Oprah’s South African Christmas for the children I felt intense joy so deeply that I was in tears.  Happy and grateful tears.  When you recognize that somebody cares enough about you to show you that you matter, you never forget it.   It’s great to feel that joy but wow!  the chance to give that feeling to someone else is beyond description!  Like Oprah says, it can be the littlest things.  Little things that make a huge difference.  I feel that way about Kiva.  Many small things I can do each day.  I look for them.

And Jake too!  He loves to perform and he’s a huge fan of Stevie Wonder.  Oprah arranged for Jake to sing for her audience and surprises him when Stevie Wonder starts accompanying him.  It gives me goosebumps every time I see it.  And I watch it over and over.  What fun!  For everyone involved.  We the audience.  Stevie Wonder is obviously enjoying.  Oprah is giddy with joy excitement.  And Jake!  I can’t even imagine that anything will top this in his life.  At least in the department of surprises.  He says it’s his dream come true.  Love those dreams!  And when they come true…well…how amazing is that!  Joy!

Nancy Kay meets Tom Cruise – her dreams fulfilled.

The great thing about joy is that it’s so much fun, so satisfying, so fulfilling to share.   It’s contagious.  It brings laughter, smiles and tears.

Joy comes in all forms?  Elie Wiesel is another guest.  How to bring consciousness and joy to such a horrific tragedy?

Clementine won Oprah’s essay contest – Why is Elie Wiesel’s book, Night, relevant today.  Clementine won the contest.  She also lived thru the genocide  in Rwanda.  In just 100 days, 800,000 people were slaughtered.  Men, women and children killed with machetes.  Bodies dumped.  Clementine was 6 ears old at the time.  She and her sister escaped, believing that their entire family had been killed.  They ended up in the US and for 12 years, had not seen their family.  They searched diligently for their parents.  They last saw their parents in 1994.  In 2001, they discovered that their family was alive.  At the time of the reunion on The Oprah Show, they had not seen their family for 12 years.  Had brothers and sisters that they had never met.  The reunion was “amazing grace” moment (Oprah’s description).  I was so grateful that getting to share that moment, even on TV, well…. and Elie Wiesel was there and shared the moment.   Raw, pure joy!

Followup on Clementine… She is attending Yale University.   Her pencil-case is the only thing that she still has from Rwanda.  It holds her Yale Class of 2013 flag.  Her pencil-case  is her touch of the past and a reminder  that she has to be grateful, quiet and …to complete her school work.  She visited and spoke at  Oprah’s school in Africa – what an inspiration to the other children.  Her story is pretty amazing.

If you can’t find anything to be happy about, to fill you with real joy.  Close your eyes and consider for a moment your breath.  You still have it.  You’re here right now.  Let that fill you up.  And build from there.  Allow yourself to feel, experience the joy.

An Oprah message.


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Lesson 09: You’re Responsible For Your Life


Lesson 9: You’re Responsible for Your Life

Oprah discusses her motivation and beliefs about herself from early in her life. She and others show how they’ve taken control of their lives to effect change—and how we can use the same principles in our lives.
Aired: 10/20/2011
Today’s Question:  Where are you waiting for someone else to create what you long for?
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Lesson 8: When You Know Better…


Lesson 8: When You Know Better…

Maya Angelou is one of my very favorite people.  She’s had a major impact on my life.  Oprah shares some of her Maya Angelou lessons.  Oprah relives some of her  most difficult moments and gives some insight on how to respond when you we do or say something we wish we hadn’t.
Oprah’s Lifeclass: Lesson 8:When You Know Better
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Today’s Question:  What do you know better and are now doing better?
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Lesson 6: Who You Were Meant to Be – Everybody Has a Calling


Lesson 5: Oprah’s Webcast – Who You Were Meant To Be – Everybody Has a Calling
Aired: 10/17/2011
Oprah says that everyone of us has a purpose and stories are shared about how she, Lady Gaga, and others have found their calling and insight on how me might find ours.

Today’s Question: When I connect with the place of stillness at my core, what do I feel I’m  meant to do with my life?
Oprah’s Lifeclass Notes: 
Oprahs Lifeclass Lesson #6: Who You Were Meant to Be – Everybody Has a Calling
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