Super Soul Sunday's with Oprah
September 27, 2012
A coworker recently turned me on to watching Super-Soul Sunday’s with Oprah. Her show airs every Sunday morning at 8:00 a.m. I have only watched two episodes, but I have to admit, there has been something about her guests that has turned my thought process or, at the very least, has allowed me to reach within and ask myself some soul searching questions.
Many of us wander around our day thinking about our purpose, and some of us don’t even give it a thought. Why am I working where I’m working? Why was I divorced and why did my father die? Why do my grown kids live so far away? Why do I struggle with the things that I struggle with amid the tons of other questions that lurk in my brain every day? The biggest one is, what is my purpose?
Two guests of Oprah’s were Iyanla Vanzant and Devon Franklin. They both talked about their purpose in life, the doors that have been opened and shut, and the greater reason for life. Iyanla Vanzant has books in the MCPL system available to check out. Iyanla Vanzant was on the brink of suicide. Now, she is an ordained minister, preaching to others, and hosting her own television show. DeVon Franklin, a Hollywood executive (author of Produced by Faith) and an ordained minister, spoke to the audience about his battle within himself. His recent quote hit home for me. When asked by Oprah what his definition of success is, he replied, "PEACE."