When I worked at Entertainment Weekly in the late 90s, I got a chance to be on the Oprah show. I was there to share factoids about The Wizard of Oz's ruby red slippers, and the popularity of Hollywood memorabilia. The audience, me included, radiated love and excitement at being in HER presence. But Oprah, who was filming multiple shows that day, was more business-like and reserved than I had expected. Though warm and stunningly beautiful, she was not as emotionally generous as I imagined she would be. It was almost as if she was preserving her energy from those of us so eager to consume every scrap of wisdom. That is, until an audience member stood up and shared her story: This woman had gone to the Oprah clothes auction a few years before and purchased a pair of Oprah’s shoes. They were not her size, but on her toughest days, this woman would squeeze her feet into these heels, and ask herself, “What Oprah would do?” The audience fought back tears. Oprah embraced her. And I had an a-ha moment: One day, Oprah will be a religion. It didn’t take a century, but in these Super Soul Sunday conversations, you hear an open and eager Oprah discussing what it means to live with intention, authentic power, embrace mindfulness and mercy. While on the show, I had asked Ms. Winfrey if she would bid on the shoes, which she clearly loved. In a calm and velvet-soft voice, she told me she didn't need the shoes, themselves, because she had learned the lesson of the slippers. Much like Dorothy of Kansas, the Oprah of The Wisdom of Sundays urges you to find the power within.