Oprah: “We believe in meditating… You can do it however you choose to do it. You can sit in the chair, you can sit on the floor, you can sit in the window, you can sit in the tub. I give myself at least ten minutes every day in some form of meditation.”
Cheryl Richardson: I do, too.
I’m telling you, you have to be willing to do this for yourself.
Oprah: I’m telling you, you have to be willing to do this for yourself. Otherwise you can’t say, ‘Oh, I just wanted to,’—a woman did this to me once. I recommended meditation and she said, ‘Oh, I did that. I went in the closet. I spent 20 minutes in there. Nothing happened.’
Cheryl: So don’t worry if nothing miraculous happens in the next five minutes. As long as you spend five minutes of quiet time with yourself just turning your vision inward, which is what closing your eyes allows to do, you’ve succeeded.
Oprah: So, just start there, and you will be surprised by the discipline that comes from doing it on a regular basis, how your life begins to unfold for you differently. I call it “centering up for myself.”
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