Has there been a time when someone mislabeled you? Or maybe you've mislabeled another person. Dr. Robin says the practice of labeling and stereotyping can be hurtful and incorrect, and it's important to put an end to it.
Dr. Robin says a perfect example of someone who was wrongly labeled is Oprah Radio host Dr. Maya Angelou. As a child, people judged her harshly and often accused her of being "abnormal" and "disabled." "This prophet who we have walking the planet right now was seen and labeled as discardable by the people around her," Dr. Robin says.
Dr. Robin says Dr. Angelou is a living testimony that labels are simply things that people place on other people to confine them. "Get rid of those labels and reclaim your divine birth right to be exactly who it was you were created to be," Dr. Robin says. "Explore every label you have been walking around with and see whether or not it empowers you to live your best life or whether it is a lie."
Printed from Oprah.com on Thursday, December 5, 2013