Oprah’s Life You Want Tour – Atlanta Key Highlights

Thanks to Olay, I got the opportunity to live out a dream of mine this weekend – to see Oprah in person. I have been a longtime fan of hers. I watched almost every Oprah episode when her show was on the air. She has inspired me in so many wonderful ways over the years and honestly even shaped the type of parent that I am. She was in Atlanta for the Life You Want Tour so Angela (my dear friend and partner at Latina Mom Bloggers) flew to Atlanta from Miami and we decided to make it a girls’ weekend.

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To say that it was an inspiring weekend would truly be a major understatement. We heard from Oprah and her trailblazers team of Deepak Chopra, Elizabeth Gilbert, Rob Bell, and Iyanla Vanzant. While I am still digesting everything, below are a few of the quotes that both touched and inspired me.

Oprah Winfrey

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  • You co-create your life with the energy of your intention. What’s your real intention? Your life is being shaped by your intentions.
  • You are what you believe.
  • There is no life without a spiritual life.
  • Whatever has happened TO YOU has happened FOR YOU.

Deepak Chopra

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“We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”

 

Characteristics of Happy People:

  • Happy people see opportunities where others see problems.
  • Happy people see see life as a gift and live in gratitude.
  • Have purpose in life.

 

Elizabeth Gilbert

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  • Hard truth about real transformation is that it is never easy, never painless. Change is scary and uncertain.
  • All motion brings the risk of injury, which is why we don’t move. We stay in lives that aren’t making us happy.
  • You must stop being who you are to become who you are meant to be.
  • Hero’s Journey – it’s the “most important story we have as human beings. The hero’s journey doesn’t begin until you begin it! BEGIN!
  • Are you planning on being the hero of your own story or are you going to let someone else step in and fill that role?

 Rob Bell

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  • The issue isn’t whether you’re a spiritual being but whether your eyes are open to it?
  • People often ask – do you believe in miracles? More interesting question is … It’s all a miracle, isn’t it?
  • Despair is what happens when the thought enters your mind that tomorrow is going to be just like today. When despair comes knocking…stop, breathe and think …it’s all a miracle, isn’t it?
  • The life you want begins by embracing the life you have. The life you have is miraculous. The life you have matters.
  • Experience the divine presence in the everyday things. Stop using the every day plates. Use the fine china EVERY DAY. We only have today.
  • You want a big life. We all do. It begins with you returning to the first word that was said about you “You have received” For some reason, God has chosen you and given you a gift. You say THANK YOU. You were given YOU. Don’t lose out on the flesh and blood experience of THE GIFT.

 Iyanla Vanzant

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  • “When you see crazy coming, cross the street!”
  • Tell the truth. If you don’t tell the truth people won’t know what you desire. Tell the truth in a way that inspires you, that empowers you.
  • When you live your life with integrity, you can be vulnerable. Living with Integrity – means that what you think, what you say, what you do, what you feel are all in alignment.
  • We want to blame life. Life does not play tricks on you. YOUR MIND does. Important to master your MIND. Life always tells you truth, your job is to recognize & accept it
  • Greatest teachers in life are relationships. Life wants you to clean up your relationships. You have to learn how to forgive.
  • Your life is in YOUR hands. Learn how to hold your OWN hand.

If you would like to attend the Oprah Life You Want Tour, she still has many stops left!

Tour Cities & Dates:

  • Auburn Hills, MI: September 12-13
  • Washington D.C.: September 19-20
  • Newark, NJ: September 26-27
  • Houston, TX: October 17-18
  • Miami, FL: October 24-25
  • Seattle, WA: November 7-8
  • San Jose, CA: November 14-15

As I mentioned above, Olay is one of the Oprah’s Life You Want Tour sponsors and they came with a beautiful message too! Olay’s “Your Best Beautiful” campaign asks women to share “their best beautiful moments and stories” with the hashtag #BestBeautiful. It’s about “putting your best face forward, the best possible version of yourself every day”. See the video below:

Comments

  1. I LOVE THIS! Thank you so much for sharing these messages and quotes.
    Going to this event is on my list of things I would love to do. I feel like I need to print these quotes and plaster them all over my desk as a reminder each day.