Super Soul Sunday
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Posted: Thu 12/05/2013 07:00 AM
Every Sunday during the show, connect with fellow Super Soulmates for a live chat on Twitter. Join the conversation at #supersoulsunday. Here are just a few of the folks you'll find online -- follow them today!
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Posted: Wed 11/27/2013 12:00 AM
In February 2008, author Karen Armstrong won the TED Prize—an honor that grants recipients $100,000 and a wish to change the world. One year later, Karen launched the Charter for Compassion, an initiative that encourages people all over the world to make a commitment to live a more compassionate life. Now, you can help create the kind of world you'd like to live in.
Posted: Fri 11/22/2013 12:00 AM
This Sunday, Oprah is sitting down with Francine and David Wheeler, one of the 26 families who lost loved ones in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, on December 14, 2012. With astounding grace and wisdom, the couple shares how they are coping with the tragic loss of their 6-year-old son Benjamin through courage, strength and love.(Tune in at 11 a.m. ET/PT on OWN or join our worldwide simulcast at Oprah.com, Facebook.com/supersoulsunday or Facebook.com/owntv.)
After that devastating day, a non-profit organization called Sandy Hook Promise was born—led by community members and several parents and spouses who lost loved ones. It's mission is twofold: To reduce the causes of gun violence and help their community through this tragedy.
If you'd like to join Sandy Hook Promise in making a difference, there are three things you can do today:
1. Sign the promise. Visit SandyHookPromise.org to join the hundreds of thousands of people who have already pledged the following: I promise to join other parents to encourage and support sensible solutions that help prevent gun violence in our communities and our country.
2. Share the promise with others. Start by liking Sandy Hook Promise on Facebook and following them on Twitter. Then, spread the word to your friends and loved ones.
3. Create your a #parenttogether video. Using social media apps such as Vine or Instagram, videotape yourself making your own pledge to take action—it only takes a few seconds! Examples of what you could say are: I promise to parent together to keep all of our children safe. I promise to parent together to put our children first. I promise to parent together because I care about the community.
Once finished, post online and include the hashtag #parenttogether.
Posted: Fri 11/15/2013 12:00 AM
Exciting news, Super Soulers! There are more ways to watch new and recent episodes of "Super Soul Sunday" than ever.
Starting this Sunday, "Super Soul Sunday" will now be broadcast on OWN Canada. Don't miss Oprah's conversation with Mark Nepo about listening with an open heart.
Great news for our domestic cable viewers as well. Twelve hours after a new "Super Soul Sunday" airs, you can watch the latest episode on demand. Episodes will remain available for 5-6 weeks on the following cable providers' on demand menus:
Posted: Wed 11/13/2013 12:00 AM
This Sunday, Mark Nepo joins Oprah in Hawaii to discuss why he believes listening with an open heart is the key to living a vibrant and meaningful life. Before then, read Mark's thoughts on how we can all listen to our own lives.
Listening is a personal pilgrimage that takes time and a willingness to lean into life. With each trouble that stalls us and each wonder that lifts us, we're asked to put down our conclusions and feel and think anew. Unpredictable as life itself, the practice of listening is one of the most mysterious, luminous and challenging art forms on earth. Each of us is by turns a novice and a master—until the next difficulty or joy undoes us.
In truth, listening is the first step to peace. When we dare to quiet our minds and all the thoughts we inherit, the differences between us move back, and the things we have in common move forward. When we dare to quiet the patterns of our past, everything starts to reveal its kinship and share its aliveness. And though we can always learn from others, listening is not a shortcut, but a way to embody the one life we're given, a way to personalize the practice of being human.
In real ways, we're invited each day to slow down and listen. But why listen at all? Because listening stitches the world together. Listening is the doorway to everything that matters. It enlivens the heart the way breathing enlivens the lungs. We listen to awaken our heart. We do this to stay vital and alive. This is the work of reverence: to stay vital and alive by listening with an open heart.
Yet how do we inhabit these connections and find our way in the world? By listening our way into lifelong friendships with everything larger than us, with our life of experience and with each other.
Our friendship with everything larger than us opens us to the wisdom of Source. This is the work of being. Our friendship with experience opens us to the wisdom of life on earth. This is the work of being human. And our friendship with each other opens us to the wisdom of care. This is the work of love. We need to stay loyal to these three friendships if we have any hope of living an awakened life. These three friendships—the work of being, the work of being human and the work of love—frame the journey.
Next: Why you must listen to your life
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