Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Deepak Chopra & Oprah Winfrey in Toronto - April 2012
Between morning and evening Tapings of the Oprah Winfrey Network's Oprah's Lifeclass today at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 17,000 devout Fans came out to show their support. With $50-$395 Tickets selling-out quickly, support for the Queen of Daytime Television is still alive and well in Toronto, despite her much-publicized admittance that finding a channel to make OWN accessible to all has been her greatest challenge thus far.  Fielding questions from Fans online via Twitter, Skype and Facebook, Winfrey once again has shown her ability to adapt with the times yet still showing that same level of passion and commitment to helping her Followers.

Touching upon theme of Forgiveness today with Inspirational Speakers/Authors Tony Robbins, Deepak Chopra and Iyanla Vanzant, many wisdoms were shared with Winfrey's "Students". Sharing her brand of Wisdom with Fans, her thoughts are summed up nicely with her statement that "Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could be any different". 

Chopra states also that "Holding on to resentment is like holding your breath and you will suffocate yourself".  He says too that "Others' opinions of you are none of your business and you will never forgive yourself if you care", drawing applause from the Crowd.  Winfrey at one point told Chopra that she wasn't ready as he went "too deep" in his Philosophies to which he responded hilariously, "Well, I am Deep-pak"!

Vanzant told the Audience, "Until you heal the wounds of the past you will continue bleeding", while Robbins encourages others to follow is Mantra, "I am more than my circumstances" - himself knowing well about Forgiveness having grown-up under the care of an abusive Mother whom he admit to the Toronto Audience had once force-fed him soap and beat him as a Child. 

This afternoon's Taping of Oprah's Lifeclass will air as the Series' Season Two Finale on April 30, 2012, while this evening's Taping aired live. 

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