SEASON 5, EPISODE 528 | AIRED ON 10/05/14

Elizabeth Gilbert, Parts 1 and 2

Oprah is joined by best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert, whose 2006 memoir, Eat, Pray, Love, sparked a global conversation about what it means to find your calling and fulfill your life's purpose. In the conversation, Elizabeth reveals the lessons she learned from her yearlong quest around the world, and stresses how the uncertainty of transformation in our lives is never easy or painless but is nevertheless essential to experience. The beloved writer discusses the stages of the "hero's journey" and asserts that no obstacle is too great to keep a person from fulfilling his or her destiny—an epic personal quest has been calling each of us for centuries.