I was watching a recorded episode of Oprah’s “Lifeclass” today and she talked about something that really resonated with me. I guess I had my first real “Aha!” moment that she always talks about. It came from a previous show that she did with Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, a Harvard-trained neuroanatomist who suffered a stroke. During her recovery, she talked about how she had lost her past and future, and was very much grounded in the “now” because of the way her brain had been affected. She was also very aware of the energy that people brought to her. She didn’t remember anyone, not even her own mother, but she had a keen awareness of whether people were bringing positive or negative energy into her space. She and Oprah were discussing how we each have a responsibility for the energy that we project into the world, and reflectively we also have a responsibility for the energy that we receive.
This spoke to me for some reason, just as it had affected Oprah. Oprah went so far as to frame a little sign in her dressing room mirror to that effect:
Please take responsibility for the energy that you bring into this space.
That’s my thought for today, maybe it will speak to you too. Happy Weekending!