Are you fitting in? Are you like everyone else? And yet we all feel that Oprah's elaborations of the dangers of "Egos" hit at the core of many problems again, I was reminded of what I see on social media platforms " The ego has the power to influence or derail every aspect of our lives. Accepting this as truth opens the door to where the real work begins A couple of rocks of different sizes lie on the beach. The waves have washed out the sand around the rocks. I see two interpretations: By law of physics the rocks themselves enable the process because they "stand in the way.
Does it make sense to deny that all of us are part of the universe? Or, try to insist on the power of our Ego? The picture reminds us that the depicted egos won't last. And, it is in this way that Oprah's book creates a puzzle readers can put together themselves. If we are not in the mood to hear from one of the featured guests we can skip their contribution until we are ready. Last but certainly not least, I want to mention Sister Joan Chittister's contribution, " I was about twelve and we came home and my little parakeet was gone.
And I got into bed and I put my face down in the pillow and I sobbed I realized it was my mother. And then I felt somebody on the floor on the other side, and I realized it was my father, and they had their arms around me Love the way how it is designed, planned, structured. Even though it's "only" a book it is a kind of interactive book. In a too noisy world, retreating with this book a real book, not an app and pondering the many offerings may lead us to discovering our own soul.
Ideally, we should do a lot of pondering outside, in synch with nature. Oct 18, Jovan Bone rated it it was amazing. Like the old school books with the fabric type of cover. It is perfect for coffee tables. If you like Super Soul Sunday, you will definitely love this book. If you love quotes, you will love this book.
If you are spiritual, you will love this book. If you love a beautiful book, you will love this book. I absolutely cannot wait to keep reading it. And this book will be one that stays in my house forever and probably be a decoration on my coffee table or end table. Go to the wise. That's what Oprah does.
She's a master at asking questions and listening deeply. When you talk to the wise, that's all you have to do I couldn't wait to get into the car each day for my ten-minute drive to work so I could listen to these amazing conversations.
I want more Super Soul conversations. I will admit that I skimmed the majority of this book, mainly cause of how repetitive it became. However I did like the interviews with famous actors on inspiring beliefs about life, love, spirituality and things of this nature. Spirituality is God's call to your soul.
I will also add that religion is one's man to please God but spirituality is knowing that God is already pleased with you because you are created in His image!
I really loved that perspective, it really shined light on misconceptions regarding religion. There were many highlights in this book but that stuck out the most! Also the question Oprah asks about what is the soul, Llewellyn vaughanlee put it plainly: It is our divine nature. It is the part of us that is one with God. Everybody has a soul. It is immortal, eternal part of ourselves it belongs to God. It is very enthralling, also love the beautiful photos that accompanied it! Great book, glad that I gave it a chance despite my initial fickle feelings towards it.
Apr 10, Sylvia rated it it was amazing Shelves: Beautiful and very inspirational. Just the book the soul needs especially when you are feeling lost and need some clarity to go forward. Will definitely be referencing this book anytime I need to take a breath and focus. Apr 15, Janice Mcquaid rated it it was amazing. I was given this book by a very dear friend. Every Sunday I would sit with my coffee and read a page or to, savoring the words of wisdom.
I would reread passages that resonated with me. Some applied, some did not, but they always made me think and reflect. I will pay it forward and pass along this book to others.
Apr 24, Faith Tydings rated it it was amazing. I listened to the audio version of this book earlier this year and then, more recently, I purchased the book so that I may have it to refer back to and they are both so completely different. I loved them both but, Wow! The audio version has excerpts from Oprah's live interviews from her Soul Sunday show and the book has many, many pages of insights and quotes from wise, and famous people that Oprah admires and respects.
I highly recommend both. Feb 22, Sara rated it it was amazing Shelves: A beautiful book that explores topics including mindfulness, forgiveness, and fulfillment.
Really enjoyed the wide variety of insights from all different types of authors, doctors, religious leaders, and world leaders. Mar 15, Irene rated it it was amazing. A wonderful soul-searching book. Insights taken from her television series "Super Soul Sunday" Each one is a gem in itself.
Nov 16, Stephanie Brady rated it it was ok. Mar 27, Nicole rated it it was amazing. I listen to the audio book on repeat. A favorite, to be sure!! Aug 15, MGMaudlin rated it really liked it Shelves: I have to amend this review since I listened to the audiobook and I just discovered that it is completely different from the print book.
The audiobook includes full interviews with key figures on each key theme, all introduced by Oprah's reflections. The print book includes the themes and the reflections from Oprah but is then followed by single-page, designed quotes from dozens of different people who appeared on the show.
Maribel Carrero rated it really liked it Jan 13, But, the translator says, they didn't appear in all editions and they're quite long all together! Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The Wisdom of Sundays by Oprah 10 Jan 28, This is a fabulous collection of interviews with some of the most important spiritual thinkers of our day. The Wisdom of Sundays by Oprah.
There are no longer reflections from the people in the audiobook. I pref I have to amend this review since I listened to the audiobook and I just discovered that it is completely different from the print book. I prefer the audio version, which is what I review below. I assumed this was an ancillary product from Oprah and OWN to both market and get additional revenues for the "Super Soul Sunday" show. Now I fully recognize that Oprah is one of the few media figures who openly promote spiritual voices and ideas, but I was unprepared to discover that this book served as a wonderful primer on the spiritual journey.
Each chapter is introduced by Oprah and then is followed by an edited conversation from a famous spiritual figure interviewed on the show. The best interviews were of people I had not always found helpful but in this context were extremely enlightening: Bryan Stevenson's chapter on forgiveness and mercy displayed why he plays the role of Martin Luther King or Desmond Tutu for us today. This is a very rich and helpful book no matter your religious affiliation.
Dec 07, Bob Henry rated it it was amazing. From the first time I saw this book, I wanted to read it. Yet I never physically read the book because my wife encouraged me to listen to it on Audible something I don't usually do, but am glad I did. This is a fabulous collection of interviews with some of the most important spiritual thinkers of our day. Oprah has compiled them in this book to line up somewhat with her own journey of discovery. What I appreciated was that each section gave us several new insights into thinking about spiritua From the first time I saw this book, I wanted to read it.
What I appreciated was that each section gave us several new insights into thinking about spirituality and our lives. Also, even though each person Oprah interviews has brought their wisdom to our world through a book of their own, she makes their conversations flow together like one long life-sermon.
I found myself going back and listening again and discovering new avenues to deeper places in my soul and the world in which I inhabit. One of the things I have wrestled with in the religious tribe I grew up in was the way they kept us in fear of or from other ways of seeing and thinking about our souls, life, and faith. Oprah has helped open her reader to a world of new and ancient thinking. She has given insight and possibility to one's developing soul. I will return to this book often.
As well, I look forward to reading the other authors and spiritual guides she points out that have helped explain and shed light on her spiritual path. This is truly a book filled with "life-changing insights" as the subtitle states. Nov 05, Olga Dia rated it it was amazing.
We are part of the Great Soul and we are all close to one another. We came from one place and if we look closely, we are not so very different, and in the end we shall all return whence we came.
So the greatest wisdom of this book is to convey to all of us that we're not so very different The main problem is just to see the bigger picture: That's the reason why we open our eyes wider, reading The Wisdom of Sundays. We all know the way, but we need somebody who'll whisper: Oprah engaged the whole world in a brilliant conversation with thinkers and doers.
But the point is that all of them are talking about YOU, because you are a thinker and doer, you just need to know it! One day in India a cheery, bald guru told me: We simply must know it! For me, the words of wisdom from Super Soul Conversations are just the 'last drop' to become the ocean. But we ALL need this drop. The book is suppose to be used as a guide whereby you ask the universe a questions and you flip the book open to some page and your answer will be there.
I enjoyed reading the quotes and found some of them to be very useful. Nov 04, Steven Walker rated it it was amazing. This is not the type of book that you would necessarily read cover to cover as it is simply a collection of insightful and inspiring quotes. However, it is great to read a quote or two each day to spark thought and creativity.
Jul 14, DeAnne Wolfgram rated it really liked it. Apr 06, Jim George rated it really liked it Shelves: Easy reading, fun, simple tidbits of wisdom. Jan 23, Brittany rated it it was amazing Shelves: I love this book! It is full of great thoughts, quotes, etc. This is a fun book. Think about a problem that you have and then open the book. There are quotes inside to help you on your journey. So,I can keep my chin up and go forward. Have used this often over the years when holding a question or problem in your mind and openeing yourself up to some divine guidance.
Jun 28, Leslie added it. Pick a page and get a thought that moves you - that's what's so nice about this book. Feb 18, Jo rated it really liked it. Jul 20, Jilly rated it liked it. To find yourself, Think for yourself. Jan 06, David Townsend rated it really liked it Shelves: Nice eclectic reminders- still useful. Feb 03, Kate rated it it was amazing. I read this daily. Jan 22, Ronald Essel added it. Ashleigh rated it really liked it Aug 07, Suzy rated it it was amazing Dec 23, Cindy rated it it was amazing Mar 26, Sun rated it it was amazing Feb 10,