TV icon preaches to students at Stanford University on faith in God

This commitment towards a spiritual life is what kept her strong throughout the years.

Oprah Winfrey

“I know now that having that belief system, that something greater than me was in charge of my destiny, of my fate, that it wasn’t just me alone having to survive for myself, is the thing that, is the value, is the rock that has sustained me.” Oprah Winfrey declared.

She quoted from a scripture she called her favourite-Acts 17:28, which reads, 'In God, I move and breathe and have my being.'

Winfrey, while referring to her favourite scripture, said that this commitment towards a spiritual life is what kept her strong throughout the years.

She also encouraged her audience to start keeping a gratitude journal. She said she started the practice in the late 1980s.

Winfrey also asked students to make a conscious commitment to be kind to others.

The 2015 edition of “Harry’s last lecture” is annual lecture in honor of the late Professor Harry Rathburn, a former faculty member at Stanford Law School. This year's edition was held at the Stanford University's Memorial Church.

See the video of her lecture.

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