O! Oprah is throwing in the towel after 25 years of rockin-and-rollin’ the TV network with everything from the much maligned car giveaway (not maligned by those receiving wheels mind you) to boosting the love of literature with her book club. And how many of us big dreamers have had her face on OUR VISION BOARDS so we could BE ON HER SHOW? And what about that famous author (I can’t remember his name) who scoffed at her invitation to be part of her book club? Did he not want his book to be read by the masses? Is that not why he wrote it?
If I still scoffed, I would scoff at him.
People confuse me.
But Oprah’s decision doesn’t.
Now we can all relax our own goal of being on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Goal free living is really so much easier. (Please note: I know many don’t share the goal of being on Oprah, no need to explain. Cemetery Mary buried that desire publicly at last year’s funeral. But I’d be telling a big fat lie if I said I wouldn’t leap at the chance to sit on the couch with her, on or off TV, just for a chat and a cuddle.)
Recently a radio voice came to me (from the radio, not from the speakers in my head) and said: “Enlightenment comes easier if you have no goals or preferences.” It comes when anything and everything that happens is accepted.
Per my friend Tess, this is called “Radical Acceptance” and is now my new religion.
We accept this good decision Oprah. May you find more peace, fun and frolic in the tiny break you give yourself before launching the new talk show on your cable network. No doubt it will be full of the spiritual inspiration you have been gravitating toward. (Though I did like your recent show on why millions of women are watching porn too.)
I love me some Oprah.
Rest in peace and acceptance,