Hello beautiful!

Well, The Oprah Show is officially over. It isn’t aired here in Daqing, so I haven’t seen any episodes from her farewell season, and I’ve been relying on the Oprah website to keep me updated with the inspiration.

I’ve made a list of some of my very favourite Oprahisms to live by. I know there are many more, so if you’re favourite isn’t here, please add it to the list in the comments. The more wisdom, the better!


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“I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear.”


“Turn your wounds into wisdom.”


“I trust that everything happens for a reason, even if we are not wise enough to see it.”


“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”


“True forgiveness is when you can say, “Thank you for that experience.”


“Enough already with the stuff that doesn’t enhance who you really are.”


“Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher.”


“You don’t become what you want, you become what you believe.”


“Before you agree to do anything that might add even the smallest amount of stress to your life, ask yourself: What is my truest intention? Give yourself time to let a yes resound within you. When it’s right, I guarantee that your entire body will feel it.”


“The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be.”


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“Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the mext moment.”


“The big secret in life is there is no secret. Whatever your goal. You can get there if you’re willing to work.”


“With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice.”


“It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you – always.”


“We are not Human Beings experiencing spiritual lives, we are spiritual beings experiencing human lives.”


“Whatever you fear most has no power; it is your fear that has the power.”


“I choose to rise up out of that storm and see that in moments of desperation, fear, and helplessness, each of us can be a rainbow of hope, doing what we can to extend ourselves in kindness and grace to one another. And I know for sure that there is no them – there’s only us.”


“I believe there’s a calling for all of us. I know that every human being has value and purpose. The real work of our lives is to become aware. And awakened. To answer the call.”


“What other people label or might try to call failure, I have learned is just God’s way of pointing you in a new direction.”


“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.”


“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.”


“There is no luck without you being prepared to handle that moment of opportunity. Every single thing that has ever happened in your life is preparing you for the moment that is to come.”


“Mine is a stage in a studio, yours is wherever you are with your own reach, however small or however large that reach is. Maybe it’s 20 people, maybe it’s 30 people, 40 people, your family, your friends, your neighbors, your classmates, your classroom, your co-workers. Wherever you are, that is your platform, your stage, your circle of influence. That is your talk show, and that is where your power lies. In every way, in every day, you are showing people exactly who you are. You’re letting your life speak for you. And when you do that, you will receive in direct proportion to how you give in whatever platform you have. My great wish for all of you who have allowed me to honor my calling through this show is that you carry whatever you’re supposed to be doing, carry that forward and don’t waste any more time. Start embracing the life that is calling you and use your life to serve the world.”




What’s your favourite Oprah quote? Share your favourite Oprahisms in the comments!


Also, I have a HUGE announcement coming up sometime over the couple of weeks. I mean, really huge. Prepare to have your minds blown.


Until then, so much LOVE for you!

Jen ♥

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4 Responses to Wise Words: Oprahisms To Live By

  1. ramirez5 says:

    as a survivor of sexual abuse as well I often think about and feel this Oprahism, “I am who I am because of and in spite of what has happened to me”….
    Many embraces and much love sending your way for this beautiful blog, thank you:) It helps build the wind through my wings, xoxo

  2. Denalee Bell says:

    My all time favorite is… When somebody shows you who they are – believe them!

  3. Super Soul Sunday Watcher says:

    Help. Trying to remember the exact words of one of my favorite Oprah sayings. She says it all the time and today I can not for the life of me remember her exact words. “You do the best you can with the knowledge you have at that time”. It just doesn’t sound right. I think I have reworded it some. Anyone help me out there???

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