Have you heard about Oprah Winfrey’s new OWN show called ‘Belief’? It sounds seriously DEEP. Last night was the New York premiere (where these pictures were taken). Oprah also shared the motivation behind the show and what it’s about.
If you can’t stick to the belief when things are on shaky ground, then it’s not a belief. It’s just an idea. So, a true belief is that for which you are rooted and know to be true for yourself. I will tell you that there is nobody who gets to be a human being who isn’t going to have a dark hour. There’s nobody who gets to walk the human path who is not going to have, at some point in your life, something that looks like failure. Belief lets you know that because it looks like failure, it is just a detour. It’s not the end of the road, it’s just a detour saying, ‘Move in another direction.'”
You know, this is the type of thing we don’t talk about often enough, but we need to.
Oprah said she came to appreciate the power of belief in her twenties while developing ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show.’
Every day you got a problem: things are falling apart, things don’t work, this doesn’t work. Soon you figure out everything passes. Good things pass. Bad things pass. When you really get it, that the whole human condition is about duality, darkness and light, things look like they fail, look like it’s not gonna work, but it always changes. That’s what this planet is about.”
Oprah said she was first pitched the idea for this series in early 2012 at a time when she was considering these types of issues herself.
I was going through a challenging time with launching and building a network. Whenever you are challenged, most people go out—I go in. Whenever you are challenged, you need to go back and ask yourself, ‘What is it you really believe? What do you really want? What is it you’re here to do?’
“Telling these kinds of stories was what I created a network to do. So, I thought, ‘Regardless of what else I have to do, whatever demands are on my time, whatever else is going on, this is what I want to do. This is the kind of stories I want to tell.'”
Oprah even shared one of her beliefs on Instagram:
The first episode of the ‘Belief’ series is called ‘The Seekers’: it airs this Sunday, October 18, on OWN. Will you be tuning in? I know I will be!
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