The second leg traveling as part of the VIP digital press corps for "Oprah's Lifeclass: the Tour" brought us to New York City. In the afternoon Oprah taped an episode with inspirational teacher and author Deepak Chopra. One of their guests that day was newly awakened celebrity blogger Perez Hilton. That night Oprah did a live show with motivational speaker and life coach Tony Robbins. During the course of the day we got a chance to interview all three of Oprah's guests. Here are our favorite quotes from our time in the Big Apple.
Oprah Winfrey Defines Spirituality.
"Spirituality is living your life with an open heart through love."
Deepak Chopra on Finding Your Purpose.
"Whatever you're struggling with is a reminder for you to find true purpose in your lifetime."
Tony Robbins on Fear and Courage."It's less about living fearlessly and more about living courageously. Unless you're afraid there's no courage."
Deepak Chopra on Eliminating Crazy ThoughtsChopra says that getting rid of crazy thoughts is simplified in the acronym STOP. "S stands for Stop. T stands for Take three deep breaths and when you're doing that smile everywhere in your body. O stands for Observing what's happening in your body. P stands for Proceed now with kindness and understanding."
Perez Hilton on Having an Open Heart and Mind.
"[It's] important... not just to have openness of heart, but also to have openness of thought. Because when you get really rigid, you close yourself off to experience and growth."
Deepak Chopra on Teaching Spiritual Awareness to Children.
"Your children will never listen to what you say, but they will mirror your nuances. Especially when they are in the first three years of life; that's when you influence them. If you want to influence your children, you have to be the example."
Perez Hilton on Changing the Past.
"I can't erase the past, I'm just trying to do better in the future."
Tony Robbins on Living in the Past.
"The past does not equal the future unless you live there."
Deepak Chopra on the Past, Present, and Future.
"I remember the past, and I learn from it. I rejoice and celebrate in the present, and I re-imagine the future. Now is the moment that never ends."
Tony Robbins on Living in the Past, on Rewriting Your Story."If your story doesn't work for you, divorce it. Marry the truth."
Watch "Oprah's Lifeclass: the Tour" on Monday nights at 8pm EST/7pm CST on OWN. Follow the show online at Oprah.com and see the coursework that corresponds to each episode's theme. Join the "Lifeclass" conversation online on Twitter @OprahsLifeclass and using #lifeclass.
Tune into "Breakthrough with Tony Robbins" on Mondays at 10pm EST/9pm CST on OWN. For more inspirational words of wisdom from Deepak Chopra read his new book "Spiritual Solutions." Follow Perez Hilton Perezisms at @PerezHilton.
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