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When the Universe wakes you up, your life is orchestrated into a series of classrooms and you move from level to level seeing the bigger picture of what human life is really about. This waking up and passing through this school involves becoming conscious of the process, going through a training to live life a new way, and becoming conscious of what you as a human being are becoming and what it means to the world. As you step into each classroom, you see the lessons more clearly and you develop a stronger certainty that you are closer to becoming all that you can be.

“Everyone is looking for the highest, truest expression of yourself as a human being.”

OPRAH WINFREY

Teaching at Stanford

"I just want to end with this. There are no mistakes. There really aren’t any. [Be]cause you have a supreme destiny. When you are in your little mind, in your little personality mind, where you’re not centered, where you really don’t know who you are, that you come from something greater and bigger and were are all really the same.

When you don’t know that, you get all flustered. You get stressed all the time, wanting something to be what it isn’t. There is a supreme moment of destiny calling on your life. Your job is to feel that. To hear that. To know that. And sometimes when you are not listening, you get taken off track. You get in the wrong marriage. The wrong relationship. You take the wrong job. Yeah!

But it’s all leading to the same path. There are no wrong paths. There are none. There’s no such thing as failure really. [Be]cause failure is just that Thing trying to move you in another direction. So you get as much from your losses as you do from your victories. [Be]cause the losses are there to wake you up. The losses are to say ‘Fool! That is why you go to school! So that CBS can call you!’

So when you understand that, you don’t allow yourself to be completely thrown by a grade or by a circumstance, because your life is bigger than any one experience. And if I had... I always ask people on Super Soul Sunday to tell me, ‘what would you say to your younger self?’ Every person says in one form or another. ‘I would have said, “Relax! Relax.” ‘It’s going to be okay. It’s really going to be okay.’ Because even if you are on a detour right now, and that’s how you know, when you’re not at ease with yourself, when you’re feeling like...’uhhh uhhh!’

That is the cue that you need to be moving in another direction. Don’t let yourself get all thrown off, continue to be thrown off course. When you are feeling off course, that’s the key! ‘How do I turn around?’

So when everyone was talking about, when I started this network, ‘If only I had known, good lord, how difficult it would be.’

The way through the challenge is to get still and ask yourself what is the next right move. Not think about ‘uhhh! I got all of this to...' What is the next right move? And then from that space, make the next right move and the next right move, and not to be overwhelmed by it because you know your life is bigger than that one moment.

You know you are not defined by what somebody says is a failure for you because failure is just there to point you in a different direction."

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