#40 Oprah.

Oh, Oprah.  You beautiful, poetic, noble land-mermaid (thank you, Leslie Knope, Parks and Recreation).  Many mornings on my way to work, I listen to Oprah’s Super-Soul conversations, and it puts me in the best mood.  Listening to her podcast is like getting a personal hug from Oprah every morning.  It always surprises me how even when there is an episode that I do not think will be very relevant to my life, there is always something – a quote, a personal story – that strikes a chord within me.  At the end of her conversations with her guests, Oprah asks some very deep, personal, thought-provoking questions, and while I always love listening to everyone’s different answers, I begin thinking and find myself wondering how I would answer them.

  • What is your definition of God?
  • What do you believe is the purpose of life?
  • Have you always considered yourself a spiritual person? Or did you have an aha! moment when you recognized your connection to something bigger than yourself?
  • What is the soul?
  • What is the secret to a happy life?
  • What is your personal prayer?
  • What do you know for sure?

I found this printout with her questions here.  I hope to someday get a chance to put these answers on paper.  Life experiences have a way of changing your perspective, and it would be interesting to see how my answers change through the years.