Oprah: “I was terrified of not being enough” What hope is there for the rest of us?
I love Oprah. I think Oprah has changed so many things for so many people. When you think of the background she came from — born into a very poor family, was sexually abused as a child — and then realize the heights she has reached and the influence she has had, it’s absolutely amazing.
I especially love that she has made spirituality so accessible to so many people.
So it was stunning to me to read an interview with her recently where she said:
“I was terrified of not being enough. Not being good enough, pretty enough, skinny enough. Trying to find the space of deep pain was harder for me. When I ended the show…for about two years I was completely off-balance”.
When I read that, my first thought was “Oh my gosh, if Oprah feels like that, what hope is there for the rest of us?”
It’s such a lesson, isn’t it? The money, the fame, the awards, the love of millions of fans — none of it was enough to make Oprah feel “enough”. And in the interview she says she knows people thinks she should automatically be happy because of her money. As she said in the interview, “I know a lot of rich people who are not happy.”
The other thing that amazed me was that she said:
“I never went to a therapist, ever. But I had so many therapists sitting in the chair across from me on the show.”
She was in all this pain and she wasn’t getting help for it? Oh my goodness, what is up with that? And she even had Dr. Phil at her disposal!
For me, Oprah’s pain and wounds are most evident in the struggles she’s had with her weight. I know that, like me, Oprah is a big believer in the work of Abraham, because she has interviewed Abraham (as channeled by Esther Hicks) a number of times (you can see the interviews on YouTube). Abraham’s philosophy is that weight (and health and abundance and everything else) is all about how we’re feeling and thinking and flowing our energy and our vibrations. As Abraham says, “It matters not what you eat, what matters is how you think and feel about what you’re eating”
I have such huge compassion for Oprah, because I had those struggles too for so many years. I talk about this in my book, “The Journey To Happy”. I “knew” the principles for many years, but it took me such a long time to finally figure out how to do it. Oprah has had such a public struggle with this and obviously has never been able to come to peace with it. My heart goes out to her.
The good news is that Oprah says that now finally, she feels a sense of “contentment”. She says it didn’t happen until just a few years ago, but how wonderful that it’s finally happened. She says:
“I’ve learned to love the whole of me..I’ve learned to turn off that negative voice in my head that complains about everything…I’ve really found this space within myself where everything is all right”.
That’s so interesting to me because the full title of my book is “The Journey To Happy: How Embracing The Concept Of Nothing Is Wrong Can Transform Your Life”. That really is the key. Finding that place where you really “get it” that nothing is wrong, where you feel that sense of peace and contentment. When that finally happened for me, it changed everything — my work, my relationships, I even dropped 40 pounds without diet or exercise, it just melted off!
So how do you get to that space? It took Oprah many years (according to the interview it didn’t happen until 2013). It took me many years and didn’t happen until I connected with the energy and the practitioners of Sedona back in 1999. How about you? How long are you going to wait to feel content, to feel balanced, to feel peace, to feel happy?
I would invite you to not wait a minute more. Life is too short, life is too precious to not be living it in a happy, joyful, connected way. Come to Sedona and do a Soul Adventure. I promise you, it will change your life.
When you connect with us, you’ll speak with one of our Angel Guides (they are the ones who will custom design your retreat). They’ll engage with you (or both of you, if it’s a couples retreat) and get to the root of what’s holding you back, what’s causing the trouble, what’s giving you pain. Then they’ll custom design a retreat of private one-on-one (or two-on-one if it’s a couples retreat) sessions with the master practitioners of Sedona (we have over 50!) which will take you from where you are to where you want to be. Click here and one of our Angel Guides will call you. Or if you’d prefer, call us toll free at 1-877-204-3664 (US and Canada). For our friends outside the US and Canada call 01 928-204-5988 or click here and one of our Angel Guides will call you. And remember, we’re even here for you on Sunday!
As I say all the time, If you knew what could happen, you’d be contacting us right now!
Wishing you a week filled with feeling like you are more than enough,
Debra Stangl / Founder
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