July 16, 2019

The Path Made Clear

"We only have twenty-four hours in a day. So you have a choice to walk with wise people and stack up more wisdom. Or you can become a companion of fools and your life will unravel." ~ pg. 71

All personal opinion aside, I could not resist downloading the free eBook of Oprah's The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life's Direction and Purpose. Each chapter begins with a quote, Oprah's key lessons and shared experiences from famous figures such as Iyanla Vanzant, Sue Monk Kidd, Ellen Degeneres, RuPaul, Mitch Albom, VP Joe Biden and my personal favorite, Jay-Z. Joined by friends and separated into brief chapters, this book is designed to jumpstart your journey.

I personally believe that every human on earth has a purpose. Some of us tune in and follow that purpose while others never pursue it. But just imagine what the world would be if everyone lived in their true path. If you are someone who is not sure of your life's purpose, this book may help nudge you in the right direction. Did I finish and know my purpose? Of course not. If only it was that easy! However, I am inspired to continue down a clear path.

"What was true was I wanted to live up to my parents' expectations." ~ pg. 39

Whew—ain't that a word! 🗣MESSAGE! I have never heard the truth put so plainly. Part of my purpose is to live up to my parent's expectations. To provide a positive influence on my niece and nephew. To travel a path full of support and encouragement with my friends. And finally, my purpose is to not betray myself, to stay true to self, to be okay.

The Path Made Clear is not a must-read. It will not solve the great answer of what your purpose is. However, it will prompt you to think and provide advice. There are quite a few quotes that I wrote onto neon colored index cards and post-it notes. These are the real take-aways from this resourceful book.

Title: The Path Made Clear
Author: Oprah Winfrey
Published: June 2019
Pages: 208
Edition: eBook
Rating: 🖤 🖤 🖤


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