“Extra” exclusive, O Magazine creative director Adam Glassman is our special correspondent with Oprah at her The Life You Want Weekend in Atlanta. For the first time Oprah unleashing her motivational energy on a coast to coast tour, telling Adam it was always something that she wanted to do, “When I was a little girl, I had this dream of myself being on a stage like this, speaking to an audience. I didn’t know what I was talking about when I was having the dream, but this has always been something I thought would happen sometime in my life.”
Creating an event like this something on Oprah’s bucket list, “All those years at the Oprah show the shows that excited me the most were shows where I was talking to people about things I knew could make a difference in their lives.” Oprah continued, “For me the message of my life is leaving people with something that can make their lives better.”
Oprah also revealing the single most important lesson in her life, “The single most important lesson is a lesson I learned when I was 8 years old, when I first learned the poem “Invictus” by William Ernest Henley…The last line of that poem is, I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul…So, that’s the lesson I want people to get, is that it doesn’t matter where you come from, what your mother did or didn’t do, what you had or didn’t have, bottom line is you are in the driver’s seat of your own life, you are the master of your fate and you have only you to hold responsible for what happens in your life…That’s it!”
Oprah bringing together a motivational dream team, joined by Pastor Rob Bell, Deepak Chopra, and “Eat Pray Love” author Elizabeth Gilbert, and Iyanla Vanzan for The Life You Want, the big question, is she leading the life she wants, “I’m still trying to get the life I want…What I realized when I was putting this all together, I got some slices missing in my own life and perhaps by the time I finish this tour, by the time we do the eighth city maybe I will be closer to living the life that I want…I’m closer to it now then I was ten years ago, then I was five years ago even three years ago, but I’m not there yet.”
One outrageous thing she wants to do in life, “I’m gonna fulfill the dream I’ve always had, you invited me to go truffle hunting…Truffle hunting…You go out now with the dogs now not the pigs, the question do they allow you to bring the truffles back.”
Oprah also just finished the biopic “Selma” a project she co-produced with Brad Pitt, “It’s going to be, I think, a remarkable film with David Oyelowo…who I slapped in “The Butler”, who know steps up to the role of Martin Luther King. It’s really good.” That film out January 9th, 2015, for now you can catch Oprah in the road, for more information go to oprahweekend.com.
Via Extra TV.com