Today I managed to catch Oprah's show.
She covered a topic too close to home that I wanted to share...
Have you ever asked yourself, "Who am I?" or "Is this all there is to life?" You're not alone. To help you feel more connected, present and alive this year, day 3 of Oprah's Best Life Week is dedicated finding your spiritual path. "Whether you're religious or not, I hope that this show will begin to help you find a deeper connection to begin to live a richer, more fulfilling life," Oprah says. "To understand why you're really here on earth."
Some of Oprah's favorite spiritual teachers are shedding some light on the subject of spirituality. The Rev. Ed Bacon is the rector of All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, California, a well-known liberal and progressive church in both its theology and politics. He defines spirituality as a meaningful connection. "It is about our being connected with one another and connected with the cosmos," he says. "It is the process of being healed, forgiven, empowered to go into the world, to be fully alive."
The Rev. Bacon says full, unconditional love is the essence of spirituality. "It's that experience of love that connects you with everyone, connects you with your past, connects you with your future, gives you hope and excitement about going into the next day, going into the next moment."
Jacqui Saburido is a living example of what true spirituality means. When she was just 19 years old, Jacqui and her friends were hit by a drunken driver. Two passengers were killed instantly. Jacqui was alive but suffered devastating burns on nearly 60 percent of her body. After 40 surgeries, Jacqui remained horribly disfigured. And, even though her everyday life is a struggle, Jacqui said she's glad to have survived. "I'm glad, because I want to live," she said. "I have a lot of things that I didn't, I haven't had time to do yet."
Michael says Jacqui's fight to live life every single day can be attributed to the strength of her soul. "It's the real definition of beauty," he says. "That's very powerful."