BY OPRAH WINFREY
I think I’ve got it down, this relaxing thing. Not quite a master yet, but getting there.
Not long ago, I spent an afternoon reading David Brooks’s new book, The Road to Character. It wasn’t just taking time for a nourishing read — which, for the record, is my favorite way to relax — it was creating the energy of relaxation. Under a tree, lying on a lovely quilt Stedman bought for me at a homemade-handmade festival in North Carolina.
I did some reading. I paid attention to my surroundings: the way the light dappled through the leaves…the sound of real twitter (you know, birds). I spotted the chatty blue jay.
I marked my favorite passages. And thought about Brooks’s take on what he calls our “moral ecology” and our “broad shift from a culture of humility to the culture of…the Big Me.”
Note to self and producers: This will make a great conversation for “Super Soul Sunday.”