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The Path Made Clear

Discovering Your Life's Direction and Purpose
Narrated by: Oprah Winfrey, full cast
Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
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"Fans of Oprah Winfrey's TV show, or more recently her two podcasts, will have this title on their playlist for months." — AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award winner 

Everyone has a purpose. And, according to Oprah Winfrey, “Your real job in life is to figure out as soon as possible what that is, who you are meant to be, and begin to honor your calling in the best way possible.”

That journey starts right here.

In her latest audiobook, The Path Made Clear, Oprah shares what she sees as a guide for activating your deepest vision of yourself, offering the framework for creating not just a life of success, but one of significance. The audiobook’s 10 chapters are organized to help you recognize the important milestones along the road to self-discovery, laying out what you really need in order to achieve personal contentment and what life’s detours are there to teach us.

Oprah opens each chapter by sharing her own key lessons and the personal stories that helped set the course for her best life. She then brings together wisdom and insights from luminaries in a wide array of fields, inspiring listeners to consider what they’re meant to do in the world and how to pursue it with passion and focus. These renowned figures share the greatest lessons from their own journeys toward a life filled with purpose.

The Path Made Clear provides listeners with a valuable resource for achieving a life lived in service of your calling - whatever it may be.

This program is read by Adyashanti, Alanis Morrissette, Amy Purdy, Barbara Brown Taylor, Bishop T. D. Jakes, Brene Brown, Brian Grazer, Brother David Steindl-Rast, Bryan Stevenson, Carole Bayer Sager, Caroline Myss, Charles Eisenstein, Cheryl Strayed, Cicely Tyson, Cindy Crawford, Dani Shapiro, Daniel Pink, David Brooks, Debbie Ford, Deepak Chopra, Dr. Shefali Tsabary, Eckhart Tolle, Elizabeth Gilbert, Elizabeth Lesser, Ellen Degeneres, Fr. Richard Rohr, Gabrielle Bernstein, Gary Zukav, Glennon Doyle, Goldie Hawn, India.Arie, Iyanla Vanzant, Jack Canfield, Jane Fonda, Janet Mock, Jay-Z, Jean Houston, Jeff Weiner, Vice President Joe Biden, Joel Osteen, US Congressman John Lewis, Jon Bon Jovi, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Jordan Peele, Kerry Washington, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lynne Twist, Marianne Williamson, Mark Nepo, Michael Bernard Beckwith, Michael Singer, Mindy Kaling, Mitch Albom, Nate Berkus, Pastor A. R. Bernard, Pema Chodron, President Jimmy Carter, Rev. Ed Bacon, Rob Bell, Robin Roberts, RuPaul Charles, Sarah Ban Breathnach, Shauna Niequist, Shawn Achor, Shonda Rhimes, Sidney Poitier, Sister Joan Chittister, Stephen Colbert, Sue Monk Kidd, T. D. Jakes, Thich Nhat Hanh, Thomas Moore, Tim Storey, Tracey Jackson, Tracy McMillan, Tracy Morgan, Trevor Noah, Wes Moore, William Paul Young, and Wintley Phipps. 

©2019 Oprah Winfrey (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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My life can never be the same!

As I listened to this book, I knew my life was about to be forever changed from this point onward. It is an explosion of every profound and inspiring thing you’ve ever heard, every spiritual lesson you’ve ever been taught and every motivational speech you’ve ever listened to packed into a 3 hour punch in the face! I took notes, I cried, I ah ha’d. Simply amazing! I am so grateful not only for this book but for the perfect timing of this book as I have never been more ready to receive it. A must read/listen!

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Wisdom from a collection of spiritual thinkers

While I won't say that I loved this one as much as, What I know for sure, I will say I loved this listen and I will have it on repeat for a while. I appreciate that, as usual, Ms. Winfrey is sharing wisdom gleaned from many thought leaders. What I enjoyed was hearing it in their own words. Yes, it could have been cleaner had the recordings been captured in-studio, but hearing profound thoughts captured in the moment was inspiring. Worth the audible credit or purchase, even though it's just shy of 3 hours. There is a lot of value here for your time invested.

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Gave me many doses of just what I needed to hear..

I love this book and have listened to it twice since I bought it 3 days ago. In the book Oprah has interviewed quite a few thought leaders and other interesting people of today. She then beautifully and masterfully wove bits and pieces of those conversations throughout the various chapters on various subjects. It is inspiring, Insightful and the does a good job of putting a lot of life's situations and our own thoughts into context and a
really good framework.

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  • Tiff
  • Virginia
  • 03-30-19

Love.

Anything brand new and groundbreaking? Not if you've been in the personal and spiritual development game for awhile. A perfect introduction for anyone who has been considering jumping into either side of the field. No matter what, It is beautiful. It is an easy listen, full of gorgeous reminders, gems of wisdom, and so much heart. I spent a lot of this book quietly nodding and agreeing, pausing to let a message marinate in my mind for a bit longer, and quite a few times hollering "yes! amen!" Definitely one to keep in the collection to go back to often.

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nothing revealing to help figure put purpose

well narrated and good interviews but I feel lacking in addressing how each of us figure out our purpose

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  • Ryan
  • Mill Creek, WA, United States
  • 06-08-19

Junk Food for Your Soul

From the person who brought into the spotlight the charlatans Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz, this is an extension of vapid and feckless faux-solutions to all problems and ailments.

-- Should you trust your instincts above all else? Not everyone has good instincts, otherwise we wouldn't need the scientific method.

-- Is the only obstacle in life your own hesitation and self-doubt? For those with real world issues, this is folly. Those with terminal illness, those held in the social bondage of their familial or fiscal situations, and for those with circumstances contrary to the social norm and are held back by institutionalized racism, sexism, ageism, or bigotry, the idea that you are holding yourself back is nothing more than blaming the victim of poor fortune.

There are snippets of truth and self-healing here, similar to what one could find in a book of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or group discussion sessions. Unfortunately this product waters those methods down and packages in a form that serves the capitalist interests of Oprah's brand rather than for the benefit of her admirers. It is a shame that someone who legitimately achieved greatness from a place of poverty and social difficulty has created a product line that serves those who need it least, and blames the victims for being in similar circumstances that she was so *lucky* to have escaped.

This is a book that could benefit a bored member of the idle rich, toiling away their life in gossip magazines and white wine. These kinds of people need this type of spiritual awakening to help them find purpose and motivation. For everyone else, whose purpose involves the struggle of real problems and distant solutions, this is a short jaunt through masochistic self-loathing and a path to lugubrious futility.

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PURPOSE

This was meant for me to hear and absorb into my very Soul. I don't have clarity of What my purpose is... but I now know I it will be Epic! And I'm ok with that. 🙃Thank you

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Beautiful book!

I love the book just wish there wasn't so many cut to different people talking. Sometimes it feels a little all over the place because of that. But the message of the book as always with Oprah is truth, growing, learning and being our best self.

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Oprah is very inspiring

I love this book so much. The epilogue was most impactful part of this book.

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Absolutely Amazing and Inspiring

I am so in love this this book. It's straight to the point and gives powerful insight to help plant that seed to manifest your purpose and become your best self. Love It!

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  • D. Carter
  • 04-28-19

Soooo beautiful and inspiring!

I had the luxury of being able to listen to this book, in two sittings, during a long road tour. It was like sitting in a room with a multitude of wise souls. Thank you Oprah for sharing yourself with the world!

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  • 04-20-19

Love this book

Oprah shares some of her most favorite guests on this book. Food for the soul for sure. 🧘🙏

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  • 04-13-19

School day on Audible

Loved everything about this. I learned so much . Going to listen again right now and I've just finished !!

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  • 04-13-19

enlightening

thank you so much Oprah for this inspiring, thought provoking book. glad I bought it!

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  • Rebecca Healy-Nolan
  • 04-12-19

Such enjoy able listening!

I really enjoyed the gentle tone of the book & all the separate interviews with such a wide range of interesting people all with the same positive message. The closing paragraph was perfect, thank you for reminding me once again what our life is about & what we have to do to make the most of it too xx