The Spotify Feature That Changed My Life
Enriching, Educating, Enlightening.
All the while I’ve been yearning to meet people who can communicate with me on a soul-to-soul basis – someone calm, wise, and have that magic in them to enrich lives because they own the natural gift to articulate thoughts eloquently using the right words – something I wish I can do better to support the women I know in need.
The only people I actually know who can enlighten me at that level are my dad and best friend, Ai Rene. They are the Oprahs in my life. But since dad will always be a dad and my soul mate has recently become a mother, I keep an open mind when it comes to welcoming possibilities of new friendships and the lessons they may bring.
What I learned from Mitch Albom is that “only an open heart will allow you to float equally between everyone”. This is my conscious practice to do so. What I am still learning to accept is that “friends come and go; only true ones stay when times are tough” – author unknown.
The challenge I face throughout my time in Cingapore, and I mean no offence speaking from actual experiences, is that in most cases, friendship will be nurtured if it is beneficial, or you’d just be another Facebook or Instagram name for keeps in case or until you become a useful contact one day. Everything feels weighed, measured and guarded in a superficial PR world.
After a few attempts of ‘opening my heart’ to others and failing to see how deep conversations can go, I gave up. I turned to books, music, and recently discovered the wonderful digital product that is PODCAST.
Tired of the throwback tracks, recent pop songs and routined jazz, I saw the word ‘Podcasts’ under ‘Browse’ in Spotify. Curious, I clicked on it and a row of Featured Podcasts showed up. There was CoffeeBreak Spanish, Philosophize This!, very interesting stuff. What I want to share today, is Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations.
This show just became the friends I never had, the teachers I wish I had, the idols that inspire good change in the world. From Sheryl Sandberg to Elizabeth Gilbert; women whose books I read that changed my life. Listening to their experiences, hardships, courage and lessons of gratitude is so comforting and empowering at the same time. All this free, generous knowledge gained at my own home.
I could be working out, taking a shower, getting my makeup done or cooking in the kitchen – I learn, laugh and cry as feelings reel through these meaningful stories shared through this brilliant podcast.
“Hear Oprah’s personal selection of her interviews with thought-leaders, best-selling authors, spiritual luminaries, as well as health and wellness experts. All designed to light you up, guide you through life’s big questions and help bring you one step closer to your best self.” via
I want and hope, if you are ready, to try and listen to this show. I highly recommend it to every one with a soul, especially women.
You can also listen to the podcast on both Spotify and iTunes both for free.