Oprah Winfrey teaching New Age Meditation to Churches
Philanthropist and media icon Oprah Winfrey took to the podium at Stanford University's Memorial Church on Monday to talk about what it means to live a meaningful life.
She asked the more than 1,000 members of the Stanford community that had gathered in the worship space to close their eyes, breathe, and feel the pulse of their personal energy.
"Open your heart and quietly to yourself say the only prayer that's ever needed: Thank you, thank you, thank you," she said. "You're still here. You get another chance this day to do better and be better, another chance to become more of who you were created and what you're created to fulfill. Thank you. Amen."
Winfrey urged students to keep some sort of spiritual practice -- whether it’s spending time creating art or making a conscious commitment to be kind.
Her favorite Bible verse is Acts 17:28, which reads, “In God, I move and breathe and have my being.” Winfrey said that this commitment towards a spiritual life is what kept her strong throughout the years.
“I know now that having that belief system, that something greater than me was in charge of my destiny, of my fate -- that it wasn’t just me alone having to survive for myself, is the thing that, is the value, is the rock that has sustained me.”