2003-06-06 / Columnists

On The Beach

With Beverly Baxter
On The Beach With Beverly Baxter

Those who know me rather well know that I carry in my wallet a copy of an address that Oprah Winfrey gave when she received an Honorary Doctorate degree from Salem College, North Carolina. I’d like to share it with you. "What is your purpose, what is your calling?....

What I know for sure is if you ask the question the answer will come. What I know for sure is, you have to be willing to listen for the answer. You have to get still enough to listen, to hear it, and pay attention, to be fully conscious enough to see not just with your eyes but through them to the truth of who you are and what you can be.

What I know for sure is, you cannot run your life without surrender....What I know for sure is that God can dream a bigger dream for you than you can dream for yourself. Surrender to the universe’s dream for you....

What I know for sure? You cannot let other people define your life for you. You are the author of your own life and your job is to align your will with that which is the greater will....

You know what real power is? Real power is when you are doing exactly what you’re supposed to be doing the best it can be done. Authentic power. There’s a surge, there’s a kind of enery field that says, "I’m in my groove. I’m in my groove. And nobody has to tell you, "You go girl," because, you know, you’re already there!"

See you...On the Beach!


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