Friday, March 30, 2012

This Week's Inspirational Pop Culture Moment: Oprah's Lifeclass

Photo by Pop Culture Passionistas

Not only was our Excellent Oprah Adventure an amazing pop culture experience, we learned a few things along the way that truly touched us. Here are the top ten quotes from our two days in St. Louis, and our clear choice for this week's most inspiring moments.

Iyanla Vanzant on Being Self-full, Not Selfless
"It's self-full to put yourself first, to be as good as possible, to take care of you, to keep you whole and healthy. You want your cup to be full. 'My cup runneth over.' What comes out of the cup is for y'all. What's in the cup is mine."

Bishop T.D. Jakes on Finding Your Purpose
"It is your passion that empowers you to do that thing you were created to do."

Oprah Winfrey on Finding Your Purpose
"Your purpose doesn't have to be something that makes you famous. It's something that makes your life meaningful."

Bishop T.D. Jakes on Having More Than One Purpose
"People will define you by how they met you. They will put a period there. If you have the capacity to do more, change that period to a comma."

Oprah Winfrey on Letting Go of Anger
"The best way to let go of anger or resentment is to be grateful for what you have."

Iyanla Vanzant on What She Takes Away from 'Oprah's Lifeclass'
"It reminds me that who I am and what I do has value in the world. Because sometimes I forget."

Bishop T.D. Jakes on Forgiveness
"You can not embrace your destiny if you don't forgive your history."

Iyanla Vanzant on Men Being Afraid to Discuss Feelings of Inadequacy
"It's not like you see him in the morning and say, 'How are you this morning, dear?' And he replies, 'Totally inadequate, thank you.'"

Iyanla Vanzant on Choosing the Right Relationship
State the facts and tell the truth. 'I love Boo-Boo. Boo-Boo makes me feel good.' The truth is Boo-Boo is a weasel. Weasels deserve love, too. But not by me."

Oprah Winfrey on Starting OWN
“Whatever is going on in your life right now, for me it’s a network, for you it might be a relationship. It might be your job, your boss. It might be somebody you have to boss, somebody you have to tend to. Whatever is going on in your life right now is to be used for a purpose that is greater than that moment.”

Watch Oprah's Lifeclass: the Tour on Monday nights at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. Central on OWN. Follow the show online at and see the coursework that corresponds to each episode's theme. Join the "Lifeclass" conversation online on Twitter @OprahsLifeclass and using #lifeclass.

For related stories check out:
Oprah's Golden Glow
The Pop Culture Passionistas Excellent Oprah Adventure Begins
Oprah's Lifeclass: the Tour Is in Session

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