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Is Oprah a big deal?


Watching Wayne Dyer’s video on Wishes Fulfilled took Aunty on a search journey online about a movie he was involved with called “The Shift” produced by Oprah Winfrey’s channel.

This online journey took me to, the website of the famous Oprah Winfrey.

Aunty never really got into Oprah before.  Our neighbor, Mrs. T would watch daily, almost religiously, as she rode her exercise bicycle every day at 4:00 pm until the show ended at 5:00 pm.  I would occasionally tune in and thought the show was built on shock value since most of the people she had on had major personality or warped perception of morals and had messed up lives because of it.  I used to wonder how or why those warped people would ever decide to be on a nationally televised show and reveal to everyone how messed up they were.

She was the richest woman in the world.  Okay, that was nice, but still, no big deal.  I kind of lumped her in the same category as Donald Trump – becoming rich because of their predatory nature at the expense of other’s weakness.

When she endorsed Barack Obama for President in 2008, she made an announcement that she would go off the air – she had broken her promise of not endorsing any political candidate.  Hmmm.  That was interesting and she probably lost 25% of her fan base because they were white women of Republican orientation that hated the thought of a Black man in the Oval office and instead belonged to the Sarah Palin fan base.

Well, years later, Oprah still reigns supreme.  Aunty still didn’t get why – until a free 21 day meditation series on “Hope in Uncertain Times” popped into one of Aunty’s email boxes recently.  This was a joint collaboration of Oprah and Deepak Chopra.  Aunty downloaded the free app on her phone and listened to it while still in bed every morning.

Each day, Oprah would introduce and expand on the hope topic of the day in her marvelous silky voice, followed by Deepak, with his soothing, though heavily accented voice and be guided into a short meditation period with the ringing of a little bell at the beginning and end.

Aunty still isn’t able to meditate – which can be quite frustrating, because thoughts and more thoughts fill what should be nothingness.  The harder Aunty tries to quiet those thoughts, the harder it gets, so Deepak’s portion of the meditation series was a nice introduction to the practice, but still out of reach for now.

However, Oprah’s voice and lessons were absolutely fantastic.  Her personal stories and beliefs have power.  She IS very wealthy and very well known – which is good, for how many people would take time or pay attention to an unknown poor person?  She is a leader who gives service to others.

The free 21 day series is over.  The downloads/CDs are available for sale but Aunty already gained such great insight from the daily lessons, she’ll be budget minded and save her $39 this time, for now.

And, the next time a series from Oprah is offered again for anyone to try, Aunty will post about it right away so you can try too.

Because Oprah really is a big deal.  And really nice.

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Aunty is a new senior citizen and loving this phase of her life. Less responsibilities, less fear of being weird, able to do more of the things that I want to do! Older, yes, slower, yes, but life is even more wonderful in my golden years and I look forward to even goldener ones.

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Comments (5)

  • Musings

    I’ve always respected Oprah. I wish we’d gone to see her show when we were in Chicago. Sigh… I’m not good at meditating either. Too many thoughts keep intruding.

  • jalna

    I’ve always respected Oprah, and now even more so since she’s got your backing!

    • Aunty

      Awww, you so sweet! I only recently starting respecting her – after the free meditation series that she and Deepak gave, and over the past 21 days, she would talk, in her super soothing voice, about her life and journeys. When she prays, she doesn’t pray for herself. Rather, she asks that she can serve others. BAM! Like Mother Teresa if she were black, rich, and fan followed.

      On the last day, or was it the day after the last, she talked about how busy her life is. How sometimes she just gets caught up in the many many things she has to do and starts to stress. Her simple solution was to stop, and take a deep breath in, and exhale out. Quite wonderful – how something so simple can stop the whirling around and center us again.

  • gigi-hawaii

    You have a great and well deserved opinion of Oprah. She seems like such a nice person.

    • Aunty

      I think she is a genuinely nice person. Reminds me of the Hawaiian people in the old days when I was younger. So warm, so giving, so nice.

      I wonder if she still has her property in Hana, Maui. The locals there were super territorial and anti almost everything and resented newcomers like her. They lost touch with their mellow Hawaiian roots, which makes me sad.


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