I'm grateful that dog was there with me that day. I don't know if he was the catalyst or spark that led me to my higher self-awareness, or if he just happened to be there at the "right" time. All I know is that that that early morning at Juhu Beach was a momentous occasion for me.
I left Oprah's "The Life You Want" tour feeling empowered and excited to author my own story. Here are a few of my takeaways and interpretations from the seminar. May you be as inspired as I was to begin living the life you've imagined for yourself.
I realize that throughout life's challenges, my power has always been there. While I thought it was low, it was actually building up. Oprah's The Life You Want Weekend reenergized my spirit. I definitely left the arena feeling more empowered.
I have dreams. I want to fulfill my calling to help others. I want to make a difference in the lives of others. How could I figure all these out when after devoting myself to my family what is left is just tiredness, resentment and anger?
I love the idea of a new and better chance with each sunrise. I will not only embrace this philosophy in my own life, but will impart this wisdom to all four of my children --- creating a new legacy for their lives.
The bottom line is that, for whatever reason, Oprah Winfrey asked me to read my writing on her stage. At a conference where her goal was to help us find our callings. Oprah did that for me. And she didn't even know she was doing it. She really is just that magical.
But if you are in pain -- if you are stuck in the trenches of a life that feels all wrong for you -- then know that your suffering could actually be the very ticket that will catapult you into a life you could only dream about.