During a commencement speech Oprah discusses three things that will take you through life. This is a series on the topic taken from that message.
I could do a whole life class but just these 3 things will carry you if you let them first and foremost knowing who you are. Knowing who you are… being able to answer this question and what do I want?
You know many times when I go out of the country I am baffled by that question… what is your occupation? I’ve stood there for 10 minutes… I answer well I’m I talk show host… well I’m more than a talk show host.. so I just leave it blank or self-employed.
So I’m not asking for the role that you play as daughters. I’m not asking that question… what are the roles that you play as a daughter… as a friend… as a sister? You’re going to be a lawyer… you gonna teach… you wanna be a pharmacist. I’m asking the bigger question of who am I really?
My answer is I am God’s child. I am that which is born of all… I am… a spiritual being having a human experience… come trailing the breath of the ancestors yet but trailing the breath of the Angels and understanding that because I am connected to the source of all that is… all that is possible…. is possible for me.
That’s who I am. And what do I want? I don’t want to just be in the world. I don’t want to just make a mark or have a legacy. The answer to that question for me is I want to fulfill the highest truest expression of myself as a human being. I want to fulfill the promise that the creator dreamed when he dreamed the cells that made up me. What do I want?… have some kind of vision for your life even if you don’t know the plan. You have to have a direction in which you choose to go.