Yesterday I had the pleasure of watching Oprah interview Tina Turner. Tina had just gotten married to her partner of 30 years and was one week into her honeymoon. She is 73-years young.
Since first learning about Tina's story in the movie of her life, "What's Love Got to Do with It?", I have admired and been moved by Tina for her forthrightness, power, and passion for overcoming any obstacles and living her
true purpose in life: as an entertainer, a hard-working, self-directed business woman, and her commitment to her spiritual life.
In the movie, Tina's horrific life of being brutally beaten and abused by her musical partner and husband Ike Turner is only mildly portrayed compared "to the hell that it really was" says Tina. But it was when she began to meditate daily that her personal sense of self empowered her to make the right changes for herself and her four boys. She didn't know how to meditate, but someone had given her a few mantras from the Buddhist tradition to repeat daily. She practiced in only the way she knew how. During her interview with Oprah, she stated, "No matter what I've been through, what has carried me through is that I always prayed." She reiterated that to this day she has a special meditation chair she uses every morning and that her strong sense of self is a what continues to carry her and create her 'nirvana' today.
This is the fundamental message I guide all my clients through. By maintaining a daily meditation practice, you fortify your connection to a higher power that always resides within you, and as you do so, you receive inner guidance, and your life begins to transform and elevate to a higher level. No matter what your circumstances.
How are you doing with your continued, inner connection to your own higher power?