On her final show, Oprah shared her greatest lessons and hopes for her viewers. In this series of posts, Paul high­lights ten lessons Oprah learned, along with his related and unre­lated thoughts and stories.

Oprah’s lessons Paul’s response
Lesson 1: We are all called Some days months I think this is all hooey
Lesson 2: Nobody but you is respon­sible for your life Rewriting my story about my mom
Lesson 3: Every­thing you done to me already done to you Expanding the Golden Rule
Lesson 4: You are not alone Secrets on crum­pled paper
Lesson 5: The root of our pain is all the same — unwor­thi­ness Shifts of para­digms
Lesson 6: Everyone wants to be heard Holding a sacred space for listening
Lesson 7: Be still, wait and listen Reve­la­tions in the still­ness
Lesson 8: Whis­pers are always messages How loud does the whisper have to be?
Lesson 9: Be a safe harbor for some­body else Safety in threes
Lesson 10: Grat­i­tude is the single greatest trea­sure An attempt at super-human strengths

Read the complete Oprah Show finale tran­script →