I just completed the latest meditation series offered by Oprah and Deepak Chopra. During that series, I came across one of my all-time favorite Oprah quotes. Is it the greatest quote? For me, at this time in my life, it absolutely is.
“When you feel struggle, pause.
Try to take a step back.
Give yourself a moment’s time to find your center.
That struggle is a gift, a whisper.
It is your graceful true self tapping you on the shoulder a little bit
trying to remind you, ever so gently, to look again.
Because you always get to choose.
Do you react to an obstacle as a negative?
Or do you embrace it as an opportunity to respond
with the open-hearted knowledge that all will be well?
When you meet obstacles with gratitude –
which is hard to do, I gotta say –
but if you can do that, your perception starts to shift,
resistance loses its power,
and grace finds a home within you.
There is a gift in every moment, good or bad.
Allow the wisdom of difficulty to speak to you,
and lead you to where your life truly wants to go.”
Grace through Gratitude Meditation
As I work on my latest blog series, I’ve struggled a lot with what people will think. What will they think of my review of the first book in the series? What will they think of my videos? What will they think of how I look in those videos? There are days when this is just too much. This is part of my struggle. Then there’s also the struggle of starting my own business and asking myself, “Can I really do this?”
Hearing this quote was a confirmation that I have to continue to let my heart guide me, even when I feel a struggle coming on. I can find the grace in doubts, and thanks to the meditation series, I have already begun to do so.
Where are you finding grace in your life? And if you have a favorite Oprah quote, please do share it below!
*Sincere thanks to my friend and intuition guide, Gina, for typing out the quote and posting it Facebook.