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R.I.P. Oprah Winfrey Show

OprahO! 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,

Cemetery Mary

2 Responses to “R.I.P. Oprah Winfrey Show”

  1. Tess Says:

    See? I’m sad too that she’ll pull her show–but I accept it. I’m having a real easy time that she’s starting her own network: now that’s power.

    That said, the term Radical Acceptance is actually from Marsha Linnehan’s Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. It’s a skill you use when you’re faced with such a thing that requires you to be rational about losses and such. DBT Skills training was originally introduced to patients with Boarderline Personality Disorder and Bi-Polar Disorder. Its efficacy in treatment worked far greater than just drugs alone.

    Since I was depressed for serveral years, it was recommended that I do this therapy–and I did for 3 years! Using Radical Acceptance everyday can prevent me from going to these places that may seem unjust. For instance, I know that this barrista at a cafe I go to will always be hissy with me. Instead of feeling slighted, I can just radically accept that this is his behavior and that I can choose to think that it has purely nothing to do with me!

    Wonderful stuff Mary…

  2. admin Says:

    Hi Magan,
    I have no idea why you’d get a pop up from my page, the ads are generated by Google, and pretty basic. Should be harmless. Thanks for writing. Cemetery Mary

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