Wherever you are on your spiritual journey this book will enlighten and uplift you. I’ve found these words to be such a gift it has been hard to pause to fit in work or sleep or conversation or anything outside of absorbing their lessons. Oh the joy of a 10 mile run in the wintery sunlight yesterday devouring the content on audio. Such pleasure and exercise transformed into spiritual practice. A divine blessing!
Oprah introduces each of the 10 chapters with a personal essay. The topics delicately flow in chronological respect of Oprah’s own spiritual pathway, covering realms of Fulfilment to Grace to Forgiveness. We are blessed by the intimacy of heartfelt personal beliefs, experiences and wisdom delivered through funny, touching and deeply thought provoking conversation. Oprah’s interviewees are esteemed thought leaders from Eckhart Tolle to Caroline Myss to Bryan Stevenson and the views and teachings shared touch depths in any reader perhaps rarely explored. Indeed, I was so moved by each chapter I have been inspired to order several of the authors’ books already. Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson I feel particularly compelled to. He discusses and motivates others with his devotion to reforming the US justice system to protect and restore the purity of societally condemned victims of mere circumstance.
Oprah asks questions of each author. What do you believe…? God is… What is the soul… And many more. A few of my favourite answers are these ones:-
“The soul is the fingerprint of god that becomes the physical body. Unique in its own development and expression but filled with all the divinity that is the expression of all that is.”
“Take responsibility for the energy you bring into each space.”
“Grace is a power that comes in and transforms a moment to something better.”
I am so moved by this book I will be buying the hardback version as well (apparently beautifully embellished with photography).
Official Book Blurb of the Wisdom of Sundays: life-changing insights from super soul conversations
The Wisdom of Sundays features insightful selections from the most meaningful conversations between Oprah Winfrey and some of today’s most admired thought leaders.
Caroline Myss, Daniel Pink, Michael Singer, Bryan Stevenson, Eckhart Tolle, Iyanla Vanzant, Elie Wiesel & Gary Zukav. Chapter Introductions are read by Oprah Winfrey
Visionaries like Gary Zukav and John Kabat-Zinn share their lessons in finding purpose through intention and mindfulness. World-renowned teachers like Eckhart Tolle and Michael Singer explain our complex relationship with the ego and the healing powers of love and connection; and award-winning and bestselling writers like Bryan Stevenson and Caroline Myss explore the beauty of forgiveness and spirituality.
Organized into ten chapters – each one representing a powerful step in Oprah’s own spiritual journey, and introduced with a personal essay by Oprah herself – the moments of inspiration that have enlightened millions on the three-time Emmy Award-winning Super Soul Sunday are collected in The Wisdom of Sundays, a cherishable, deeply affecting book.
Paired with more than 100 beautiful photographs, including many from Oprah’s private property in California, The Wisdom of Sundays promises to be a timeless keepsake that will help readers awaken to life’s wondrous possibilities.
Oprah Winfrey says, “If you want to be more fully present and live with a wide-open heart, this is where your journey begins.”