Oprah's 25 years of lessons learned

>Oprah's 25 years of lessons learned

On her final show, Oprah shared her greatest lessons and hopes for her viewers. In this series of posts, Paul highlights ten lessons Oprah learned, along with his related and unre­lated thoughts and stories.

Oprah’s lesson 1: We are all called

Published: Mon, Jun 6, 2011|Filed in: Paul's blog|Topics: , , , , |

Everybody has a calling, and your real job in life is to figure out what that is and get about the business of doing it. Paul's response: Some days months I think this is all hooey.

Oprah’s lesson 2: Nobody but you is responsible for your life

Published: Thu, Jun 9, 2011|Filed in: Paul's blog|Topics: , , , , |1 Comment

You are responsible for the energy that you create for yourself, and you're responsible for the energy that you bring to others. Paul's response: Rewriting my story about my mom.

Oprah’s lesson 3: Everything you done to me already done to you

Published: Mon, Jun 13, 2011|Filed in: Paul's blog|Topics: , , , , , |

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction — articulated to perfection by Miss Celie in The Color Purple: Everything you done to me already done to you. It is the Golden Rule to the 10th power. Paul's response: Expanding the Golden Rule.

Oprah’s lesson 4: You are not alone

Published: Mon, Jun 20, 2011|Filed in: Paul's blog|Topics: , , , |1 Comment

People started coming on this show saying things they couldn't say to their own family members. Little by little, we started to release the shame. Paul's response: Secrets on crumpled paper.

Oprah’s lesson 5: The root of our pain is all the same — unworthiness

Published: Tue, Jun 21, 2011|Filed in: Paul's blog|Topics: , , , , , |

You're worthy because you are born and because you are here. Your being here, your being alive makes worthiness your birthright. You alone are enough. Paul's response: Shifts of paradigms.

Oprah’s lesson 6: Everyone wants to be heard

Published: Tue, Jun 28, 2011|Filed in: Paul's blog|Topics: , , , , |

Every single person you will ever meet shares a common desire. They want to know: 'Do you see me? Do you hear me? Does what I say mean anything to you?' Paul's response: Holding a sacred space for listening.

Oprah’s lesson 7: Be still, wait and listen

Published: Wed, Jun 29, 2011|Filed in: Paul's blog|Topics: , , , , , |

I wait and listen for the guidance that's greater than my meager mind. Paul's response: Revelations in the stillness.

Oprah’s lesson 9: Be a safe harbor for somebody else

Published: Tue, Jul 12, 2011|Filed in: Paul's blog|Topics: , , , |1 Comment

Be that safe harbor for somebody else — their safe place to fall. Paul's response: Safety in threes.