Dear Ones –

Here's a short clip from Oprah's The Life You Want Tour in Washington DC last weekend. (OK, forget about the message for one shallow moment and enjoy the Cherry Blossom Dress in action! Hooray, Cherry Blossom Dress! OK, shallow moment over. Back to the message.)

It was (ironically) scary to make this statement to an arena of 10,000 people. It can be seen an uncharacteristically blunt statement from somebody like me, when I try to be as loving and gentle as I can, as often as I can. But when I accuse your fears of being boring, it is only because I know that mine are, too. I am confessing here to the utter boringness of my fears — which I have studied closely over the years — which I know are the same as yours.

We think our fears are precious and special, but they aren't.

WE are precious and special, but our fears are not.

I want us all liberated from the path of fear, for many reasons — but mostly because it makes for such a damn boring life.

Fear only ever tells you one thing: STOP.

Whereas creativity, courage and inspiration only ever want you to GO.

GO = motion = change = fascination = possibility = growth = LIFE.

STOP = well, nothing.

And nothing is always more boring than something.

So…go do something.

Is what I'm saying.

I say it with love.



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