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Self-Concept Thursday

By January 27th, 202112 Comments
by Leandra of

Without a doubt, life has revealed the presence of this flow, this movement, this protection. Lately, I’ve been getting just what I need, whether it’s a momentary break from the imminent stormy weather long enough to see me through a beautiful, dry bike ride to work, music that makes me smile or puts me face-to-face with myself, a kind word, or a highly unlikely situation that restores my spirit and inspires me. Even with the challenges that accompany life, lately I’ve been feeling even more inspired, more in-tune, more connected to the magic and wonder this world offers. And I’m so very appreciative of it.

This snippet of Oprah’s Master Class where she discusses how The Color Purple taught her about the importance the role surrender plays in the process of getting what you want. It was so amazing and powerful, I wanted to share the entire videos from which the snippet was excerpted. If these videos are too much for you to commit to, please do watch this. It’s much shorter, yet incredibly powerful and inspiring.

Returning to the idea presented in today’s #notetoself, “God can dream a bigger dream for me, for you, than you ever could for yourself.” Thanks, Oprah.

Best wishes on your journey.


Oprah Masterclass part 1 from Daniel Houze on Vimeo.


  • Anonymous says:

    Such an inspirational story. Thank you for posting

  • Anonymous says:

    she's doing everything except directly recognize the role of God in her life. Jesus, not the universe…

  • Nichole says:

    Great message from Oprah – the one of knowing your purpose and when you are doing your purpose it "feels right."

  • Anonymous says:

    I needed this too. Thank you for posting.

  • Anonymous says:

    I always read comments but I've never posted one. I really needed to see this today! Thank you.

  • Anonymous says:

    I love Oprah, but I love curlynikki too..
    The universe sent me here he knew i needed to hear this thank you so much nikki thank you
    Luiza from south Africa

  • CurlyYo says:

    Thank you so very much for posting this! It was and is inspirational.

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  • Prinie says:

    I watched the whole episode with tears of joy because it touched my soul. I can't TELL people enough how much stories like these uplift. I love people who know who they are and what they're about. It's more than chicken soup for the soul. So beautiful and my hope is that my life will also touch the lives of others, that my being here, my existence will in some way improve and be a light for others as well. I love people who tell their stories this way, who share their obstacles.

    I really appreciated this today, Leandra. Love and light to you as well! <3

  • Jewell Marie says:

    Needed this today!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    I love that show, really liked the one with JayZ. Very inspirational.

  • Anonymous says:

    Thanks Leandra for this reminder. Well written and great message!

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