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Take Responsibility for Your Energy

On the last Oprah Winfrey Show, Oprah talked about a sign which she kept in her makeup room, upon which was written: “Please take responsibility for the energy that you bring into this space.” The moment I heard this truly profound statement, I recognized its importance to every interaction in life, and I knew I had share it on The Soul Channel.

Oprah received the sign from one of her guests by the name of Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, who was on the show talking about her book My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey. The Oprah website also provides an excellent excerpt from the book, which demonstrates the exceptional quality, detail and accessibility of Dr. Taylor’s writing.

I was especially pleased to read what Oprah learned from her discussions with Dr. Taylor, including:

“Nobody but you is responsible for your life. It doesn’t matter what your mama did; it doesn’t matter what your daddy didn’t do. You are responsible for your life. … You are responsible for the energy that you create for yourself, and you’re responsible for the energy that you bring to others.”

As discussed in other Soul Channel articles, learning does not take place except through change. What changed in Oprah’s life from this experience? She explained:

“I ask the same thing in my home and at my companies. Thank you, Dr. Taylor, for that simple but powerful lesson. All life is energy and we are transmitting it at every moment. We are all little beaming little signals like radio frequencies, and the world is responding in kind.” How quickly an excellent student of life becomes an exceptional teacher.

The preceding discussion provides an intriguing background for this article. Yet what I really want to chat about is the infinite depth of the word ‘space’ in the quote, “Please take responsibility for the energy that you bring into this space.” It is easy to imagine that ‘space’ refers to the room or building you just entered. Ever walk into a room where a heated argument has been taking place and you actually feel the angry energy still present? Have you ever experienced the contagious energy of laughter? Read More…

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