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The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life's Direction and Purpose

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  3,338 ratings  ·  503 reviews
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 book, The Path Made Clear, Oprah shares what she sees as a guide for activating your deepest vision of yourself, off
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Hardcover, 208 pages
Published March 26th 2019 by Flatiron Books
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Sabrina Chapadjiev Um, I full on just gifted this to someone who just received a cancer diagnosis the other day. Cancer and sickness is just another change, just another…moreUm, I full on just gifted this to someone who just received a cancer diagnosis the other day. Cancer and sickness is just another change, just another journey. It is important to hold onto your center during that time, and plot out how you want to face this particular mountain. That being said, some people will appreciate this as a centering book - other people simply need someone to watch a movie with them and hold their hand. If they are in need of centering and inspiration, and ready to accept it, this may be the book for them. If they're in pain and denial - go with them to a shitty Jennifer Aniston movie and don't say a word - just hold their hand. xo(less)

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Jennifer
Public opinion about Oprah Winfrey seems to be all over the place these days, but if you have ever enjoyed her once popular talk show, this book will be a pretty safe read. Full of inspiration and nostalgia, Winfrey showcases multiple stories and pieces of advice from a variety of popular figures that all explore the topic of “discovering your life's direction and purpose.” There's no politics or personal opinions/judgments. No controversy. There's just life lessons and insights. She dedicates h ...more
Monica Kim: Reader in Emerald City
There is no greater gift you can give or receive than to honor your calling. It’s why you were born. And how you become most truly alive. — Oprah Winfrey, The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life's Direction and Purpose
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One of “My Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2019,” “The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life's Direction and Purpose” by Oprah Winfrey. This book wasn’t exactly what I was expecting, but it’s exactly what you’d expect from Oprah. Let me talk about the layout first before I
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*TANYA*
Apr 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sigh!! I needed this, it was a breath of fresh air!!! “An aha moment!”
Erianne Thedorf
Apr 06, 2019 rated it liked it
While I love me some Oprah, this book was average in that the messages between each piece were so different that I felt I was jumping from conversation to conversation with no common thread. Oprah has different sections and themes within the chapters, and I LOVED hearing her own words and her intro to each chapter, but I felt as if I was thrown into the middle of a conversation for each piece, but given no context about the before or after of the piece I was reading. I believe Oprah may have tak ...more
neil
May 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
I started doing yoga about a year and a half ago. My favorite class is on Monday mornings with A. At the end of class, she opens up a notebook. The notebook’s pages are tattered, which is the only possibility for a notebook owned by a yoga teacher who wears what I think are floral leggings but might be leggings with cats and spaceships on them. I would know what kind of leggings she wears if I wore my glasses to a yoga class that controversially starts at 6:45 a.m. instead of 6:30 a.m., when it ...more
Moonkiszt
The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life’s Direction and Purpose

I think this might be one book that needs to be hardcopy, and in hand, because evidently there are beautiful pictures included, to truly appreciate all of it. I listened to an audiobook thru Libby (yay! Libby!), and it was a quick listen – like listening to inspiration, spiritual books – such as scripture where every word is as light as feathers and you need to sort them into various bouquets, in various colors, in order see full
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Brooke — brooklynnnnereads
Jun 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book but at the same time, I don't want people going into this with overly high expectations because it's Oprah.

It's a beautiful coffee table book filled with stunning landscape photographs, inspirational quotations, and small stories from well-known people.

Aside from that, it's nothing really more than can be expected. There doesn't actually seem to be a lot written by Oprah aside from a blurb at the beginning of each section. However, the content is a compilation of quota
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Mari Carroll
Apr 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes the right book comes along at JUST the right time and it makes a really good book even better. With a lot of uncertainty and decisions with my current job, this was the perfect avenue to remember that though we don't always have complete control over our destiny, we do have the tools to guide it and make the decisions for our best path and purpose. Nothing in the book is "rocket science" - we all know what we need to do in order to live more meaningful lives. But the way this book is p ...more
Sarah Obsesses over Books & Cookies
Yes it's full of great insights but because it's just a book of quotes it's hard to really apply anything. It's as if you were in a writing class and the teacher stands up and says, this is a book it's it pretty? the summary is nice too. Now you go and write yourself one.

You miss the exercises and the practical information to guide you. Yes to write you just need pen and paper and to just put down words but it would be a near impossibility to create something readable without the first notion o
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Christopher Lewis Kozoriz
"One of the reasons I have enjoyed financial success is because my focus has never been on money." (Oprah Winfrey, The Path Made Clear)

I listened to the audio version of this book because I wanted to hear the Author, Oprah Winfrey, express her book with her own voice. She starts off every chapter with her own thoughts on the different chapters, then shares interviews with others that she has previously interviewed that relate to that specific topic. If you get the audio version, it is actually h
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Kris - My Novelesque Life
RATING: 3 STARS
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This was hard to rate as it is pretty and has great quotes from famous people, but there isn't much in there for the cost of the book. I would definitely recommend checking it out from the library first to see if this is the book is right for you.
Sara
Apr 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: i-own-it, favorites
If you liked the previous book, “The Wisdom of Sundays”, then you will like this also. More inspiring quotes—although some of the people featured are not exactly my idea of sages.
Nisha B.
May 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
So many nuggets to digest. I heart Oprah and what she shares with the world. I’m thankful for such a gift. 😀
Elizabeth
May 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Oprah is seeking the meaning of life just like the rest of us! She surrounds herself with amazing creatives who have so much knowledge to share about fulfillment, happiness, growth, and life lessons. I listened to the audio which was great because many of the people were interviewed by Oprah and you could listen to their voices. My few notes:
*When you know, teach, when you get, give. Maya Angelou
*If you don't transform suffering you will transmit suffering.
*Fail up, reach for a better self
*Recog
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Patricia
Apr 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
four stars might be a bit generous but this book was perfect for a busy time in my life as I get ready to go into the last weeks of school and finals. The book is well-organized, short, and uplifting.
Karen
Apr 14, 2019 rated it liked it
I was given this book as a gift. So much of what is talked about in this book is common sense.
Library_boyfriend
Apr 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: c-march
Imagine you had the time, resources, money and willpower to pursue the meaning of self purpose and fulfillment from all of the leading experts in their field; you would be Oprah's book. She had all of the above and took in her findings and put them into The Path Made Clear. I listened to this on audio. I find Oprah's voice very soothing. But she had all of the experts on this audio as well. This is a book that I'll need to buy in order to reread, highlight and reflect before I can really fully a ...more
Claudia Silk
Apr 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am an Oprah disciple so keep that in mind with my 5 star review. But I have to say this is the kind of book you should own and look at and read when life starts getting off course.
Janet
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A short, pithy book that can serve as both a pick-me-up and a reminder to focus on what makes you light up. I enjoyed this audiobook from @librofm!
Donna Pachota
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Amazing, enlightening, awesome!
Natalie
Apr 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Visually, the book is lovely, and though it is short on Oprah's personal thoughts, feelings, and experiences, she's done a beautiful job of collectively gathering the wisdom of others to point the reader in challenging, inspiring directions.

What stood out to me, particularly in the format of the book, is how it highlights community; whether we want it to be true or not, our communities have shaped us. We, in turn, are reminded that we shape others, often through how we define ourselves.

A power
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D. R.
Apr 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic read! Just what I was looking for to answer a lot of questions I am currently faced with. Once in a while we all just need to stop and appreciate life. No one is ever too busy to stop and listen to the inner wisdom we have waiting to be heard. This book gave me great perspectives on life in general and how successful people got where they are today. I loved the mini-interviews. Great insight gained.

My favorite quote, "Your real job in life is to figure out as soon as possible w
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Nima Morgan
Jun 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A must read for everyone.
Luna
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
How predictable am I, the woo-woo, airy-fairy, self help loving weirdo that I am, to give Oprah's new book 5 stars? Very. But I have absolutely no shame because this gorgeously crafted book is jam-packed full of wisdom from countless perspectives. What's interesting to me is how many of the core themes of these conversations overlap, forming simple truths that each one of us can relate to on a profoundly human level. I'm grateful that this book exists, I'll be re-reading it many times over.

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Ken Murphy
Apr 18, 2019 rated it did not like it
Not sure what I was expecting from reading a book by Oprah - I'm way too much of an existential nihilist. This book relies far too much on the idea of a soul, religion and listening to one's "true calling"
Eleni
May 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
In all my years of reading, I’ve come to understand that I’m a mood reader. While many would argue that it’s important to be selective with what you read, I’d argue that when you read it is just as important. How many books have you put aside because you weren’t in the mood for it? It’s difficult to predict when you are in the mood for a particular book, but when you select the right book at the right time, it’s a defining experience. Most times this moment is serendipitous, and you pick up the ...more
Debbie
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, memoir
The Path Made Clear
Oprah Winfrey
Narrated by Oprah Winfrey

The Path Made Clear is a one sitting read that will be put on a shelf and reached for over and over again. It’s stimulating, sophisticated, inspiring and epiphanic. It crosses barriers, race, religion, politics, gender and age, it’s that pick me up when a burden needs lightened or when a direction turns into a dead end.

Oprah shares many of her ah-ha moments with readers and lets them into her head and her heart so they understand the how a
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Chantal Côté
Jun 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a collection of quotes from Oprah’s well-known collaborators. It spoke to me as I am at a place in my life where I no longer feel fulfilled in my job and I long to find more authenticity in my life. Oprah writes : « The final chapter of this book is meant to illustrate that you have the power to discover your purpose and live your greatest truth. It doesn’t matter how many yellow brick roads you encounter - it has always been right there, at home, in your heart. ». So while this book doe ...more
Kelly K
Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019, favorites
It's been awhile since I came across a book that I'll need to buy but DINGDINGDING we have a winner.
My "that time of the month" is my restless period. I want to do everything and nothing at the same time. I'll no longer be content with the way things are and the thought of changing the direction of my life feels too overwhelming and I'll shut down, become frustrated and get thrown into a funk. This book came at the perfect time. It cleared my mind so I can just focus on keeping my balance and ha
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Dele Haynes
May 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oprah says it best in explaining what her book is about. "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."

Oprah takes the reader through 10 easy steps to help the "traveler" to find their life's purpose. These steps are also accompanied by people telling how they discovered their own life's purpose and how it shaped their lives. The
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As the visionary and leader behind OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and formerly the supervising producer and host of the top-rated, award-winning “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” Oprah has entertained and inspired millions of viewers to live their best lives. Her accomplishments as a global media leader and philanthropist have established her as one of the most respected and admired public figures today.
“Whatever your calling, it's already rooted within you, and those roots can be trampled or tugged at but never removed. They grow stronger only when tended, nurtured, and most important, shared with others.” 5 likes
“No matter how far away from yourself you may have strayed, there is always a path back. You already know who you are and how to fulfill your destiny. And your ruby slippers are ready to carry you home.” 4 likes
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