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09/17/2013 08:10 am ET

The One Thing Maya Angelou Knows For Sure (VIDEO)

Oprah has had many conversations with Dr. Maya Angelou, the legendary author, thinker and poet who she calls her greatest spiritual teacher. During a recent episode of "Super Soul Sunday," Oprah went "soul to soul" with Dr. Angelou and asked her three poignant questions about prayer, peace and what she knows for sure.

In the above video, Oprah asks Dr. Angelou: What does prayer mean to you?

"It changes things," Dr. Angelou says. "I know that when I pray, something wonderful happens. Not just to the person or persons for whom I'm praying, but also something wonderful happens to me. I'm grateful that I'm heard."

Next, Oprah asks Dr. Angelou where she feels most at home and at peace with herself.

"With myself, in myself," Dr. Angelou says. As long as she is centered, Dr. Angelou says she can be in front of cameras or addressing an audience of 10,000 people and she feels at peace.

To find her center, Dr. Angelou says she repeats the phrase, 'In God I live and move and have my being,'" to herself.

Oprah says she uses that phrase to calm herself. "That is my living mantra for myself," she says.

As her final question, Oprah asks, "And what do you know for sure, Maya Angelou?"

"I know for sure that loves saves me and that it is here to save us all," Dr. Angelou says.

"Super Soul Sunday" is all-new beginning Sunday, September 22 at 11 a.m. ET on OWN.

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