Dr. Maya Angelou passed away early today and while her body may be gone, the spirit of her words will resonate forever.
The famed poet/author and legend was one of the first guests who appeared on Oprah Winfrey’s Master Class.
One of the lessons Dr. Angelou taught during the class was ‘The Power of Words’. She described how words enter our walls, our clothing, and infiltrates. Words are extremely powerful. They stay with people; they can shape people and sometimes they change people.
Angelou, who was regarded by Oprah as a mentor and “mother-sister-friend”, shared her wisdom on a range of topics ranging from her deep-rooted confidence, her hate for modesty, the responsibility of standing up for yourself, the poison of negativity and the relationship between love and liberation.
In case you missed it, watch Oprah’s Master Class w/Dr. Maya Angelou below…
Dr. Angelou spoke of being conscious of the words we choose to speak, to write, to live by.
The next time you speak envision the words penetrating through your skin right into your heart. Then look up and picture them penetrating those around you who hear them.
Do you want to be a rainbow in their life or a dark cloud? We are all given that choice to make.