3 Things the Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor Does to Start the Day Off Right

Season 5 Episode 522
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How you wake up can set the tone for your entire day. That's why Episcopal priest and best-selling spiritual author Barbara Brown Taylor begins each morning with a three-step ritual in which each part plays an essential role.

"It seems really important to get up one hour early," she says. "It used to be to read for about 20 minutes—something nourishing—and then to sit quietly for about 20 minutes and do some quiet...I call it meditation. But the reading fills and the meditation empties."

Now, though, Barbara has adjusted that routine to add a third crucial element to her mornings. Watch as she explains what it is, and see why it sparks a major aha! moment for Oprah, who plans to revise her morning routine to include it as well.

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