[Thunder] [Bat squeaks] Villains, they’re calling us villains? That’s ABSURD. Yeah, we never thump our chests,
and we always donate to charity. Ain’t that right, Rocco?. Yeah, you’re fine I mean, you’re a little clingy… Listen, okay, it’s my fault. I made some mistakes, but I’m a man, and
I take the blame. And I just wanna say…I’m sorry. Ugh, enough apologizing. I think
villains… kind of has a nice… …RING to it. So you want us to be bad guys? Yeah, what are you talkin’ about?
You want us to be bad guys?! You see, my whole life I’ve been the Golden Boy… the Baby Face… the GOOD guy. After last year, I think maybe
a little re-branding is in order. And frankly, I don’t mind
this whole “villain thing.” Yeah, I mean, we all got these evil goatees already, so…. Yes! Yes! Stroke your goatees gentleman
because we are EVIL now. MUHAHAHAHAHA! [Maniacal laugher intensifies.] Well we are
a Superteam! All the best players here to crush your dreams. I don’t have enough fingers
for all these rings we’re gonna win. HAHAHAHA! Well, we are a Superteam! Winning all the games and
destroying the league, and if you think that’s a sin Here’s the smallest violin. Let’s go around the room, shall we? Kevin, make me wanna burn your jersey. Surely, I’d love to! HAHAHAHA! Well, hello there I’m KD. You might know me as the better MVP. I swear I just came here to grow… By winning each game by FORTY OR SO. I’m Klay. I play two ways. I lock you down on D, and then I make some treys. And then I’ll… uh…Um… I forget what I was gonna say. Well we are a Superteam All the best players here to crush your dreams I don’t have enough fingers for all these rings.
We’re gonna win. HAHAHAHA! Yes, we are a Superteam We’re the cheat code that destroys the league. And if that makes you mad, here’s
some fire kicks for your dad. Take it away, Draymond. I’d like to formally apologize for everything I’ve done. Though informally I must admit it was a little fun. But I’m sorry to my fans,
to my teammates, and my owner. Oh crap! I just snapped another picture of my boner. I’m David West. I want a ring. Give that to me! How dare you take a ring from
a finals MVP! I’m Shaun, and my knees are back from the dead. Say goodbye to the league. We’re lightyears ahead! Well we are a Superteam! [Nut kick sound] All the best players here
to crush your dreams. I don’t have enough fingers for all
these rings we’re gonna win. HAHAHAHA! Shoobie doobie doobie doo! Yes, we are a Superteam! Flopping on the floor like a drama queen. But we don’t just bark. We bite! See it live on national TV every night! [Smash!] [Smash!] [Smash!] [Explosion.] ZAZA SMAAAAASH! Zaza hear you want to be villain. So Zaza bring you the heads OF ALL THE OTHER ALL-STARS IN THE WEST!!! Wow. Oh my there Zaza. Love your attitude! But… You might be taking the villain thing
a little too far. There’s still some rules, buddy. There’s still rules, Zaza. You gotta take it easy, alright? Nothing easy! Nothing easy! We going to game 7 baby. Game 7! Game SEVEN!!!
Cashier won’t stop talking to coworker
Medium Hey guys, Long time lurker, former retail
worker here. I hope I don’t come off as an entitled parent here so feel free to tell
me if I’m being too sensitive. Last night I went to a grocery store that
regularly gives stickers to kids. Most of the time, when the cashier sees a kid in their
line, they do so without being asked. Occasionally, you do have to ask, which is fine too. As
we’re about to check out, we go to the line that seems it will serve us the quickest.
The cashier looks maybe 19 and she’s engrossed in a conversation with (from the sounds of
it a brand new) coworker. No worries! I’ve been there. Sometimes those friendships are
what gets you through the bs. She finishes up the person in front of us and starts scanning
our stuff, though it’s clear she’s more engaged in her conversation than in the transaction
(Doesn’t say hi, ask if we found everything ok, just asks if we need bags so she can continue
the conversation with him bagging). This stores stickers happen to be my son’s
(6) favorite so tells us he’s going to ask for stickers. We say ok, but remind him to
get her attention first instead of just blurting it out because he’s at that age where social
norms still need gentle guidance here and there. He walks around to where she can see
him—he’s right next to the little shelf our basket is sitting on—and waits for his
in. Cashier and coworker are still mindlessly
chatting (This conversation didn’t sound super important because she was asking basic
“get to know you” type questions like “Where are you from?” to him). Our son
inches forward a couple of steps keeping his eyes locked on her and still gets no response.
She carries on asking the coworker about himself. My son knows he’s not supposed to interrupt
and he’s doing a good job. There are no breaks in the conversation to speak of, so
after a minute, he just goes for it and says “Excuse me, can I have some stickers?”
Cashier hasn’t broken her attention from her conversation and his voice is so little
and squeaky still at this age… maybe she just didn’t hear him? He inches forward a couple more steps so it
doesn’t seem like he’s just hanging on to our basket and asks again. Still nothing.
She hadn’t even acknowledged us since the bag question. My son’s being surprisingly
patient, but he’s so determined that he doesn’t even look to us for backup or reassurance.
He asks again a little louder and still nothing. Cashier didn’t pause her conversation or
acknowledge any of our existences again until it was time to pay. My son was able get his
stickers only after we told him to try one more time while she was actually looking in
our direction. The whole thing rubbed me the wrong way. It’s one thing for a cashier
and bagger to have a conversation while they’re processing your transaction, but it’s a
whole other thing to be so engrossed you don’t even acknowledge your customers. I get that my son is small and they probably
get annoying kids all the time, but this is a store that does a few things to make the
experience good for kids too (hiding a stuffed animal you can find for a prize, coloring
pages, letting them ring a bell they have near the register, and the stickers). Where
he was standing, she definitely could see him because she had to keep reaching into
the basket right next to him. He really did make an effort to be polite, and it just sucks
that he got flat out ignored for a conversation that could happen any other time. He use to
be very shy and he’s finally been coming out of his shell. Luckily, he wasn’t bothered
because he got the stickers after all. Maybe I should have asked for him, but I was just
so proud of his effort that I wanted to let him see it through. Large online music retailer costs themselves
a customer. Medium
I was looking for a certain type of guitar. The model I chose has specifications and features
unique to it. There’s a large national chain of guitar stores that I’ve bought from in
the past, and their website shows that they have it available online, but not in any of
their local stores. They’re offering a sweet promotion on it that includes an extended
period of no-interest financing. Thinking it was a no-brainer, I go ahead and place
an order for one in the morning. There was an option to purchase an open-box return for
substantially less, but not wanting to deal with something damaged, I opted for the brand
new guitar instead. I put it on my “national chain of guitar stores” card. I receive an email from a store manager later
on that day, which stated that he was attempting to ship me a guitar, but that it was a return
and it had been damaged in shipping. The type of damage he described suggested it was a
total loss (cracked headstock and missing tuner knobs). He wanted to know if I would
mind the damage if he knocked $270 off the price. I call their corporate customer service line,
to try to figure out what happened. I get a crabby disinterested young rep on the line,
who proceeds to tell me “there’s nothing I can do about things that take place at the
store level” 30 seconds into the call. I am extremely polite and patient with the young
gentleman. I get him to cancel the original order, and after learning that “national chain”
has no more of the guitars on hand (no mention of this online, but okay), I ask to reserve
one on backorder. The rep states that my “national chain” card is declined, gives me an 800 number
to call, and tells me I need to figure out why the purchase won’t go through. This is
after 25 minutes of delays and holds. I suspect that the issue is that the return hadn’t yet
been processed by “national chain” card’s bank yet, and I say as much to the rep. He
essentially tells me too bad, you need to call them and sort it out. I call the number given to me by the rep several
times, but there is no answer. Frustrated, I call “national chain” back, and get a second,
much more polite rep. I am extremely polite and patient with this gentleman as well. I
explain the situation to him, and why I think my “national chain” card was declined. I explain
to him that I would like someone from “national chain” to resolve the issue, because at the
end of the day, all I really want is the guitar I ordered. 25 minutes into the second call,
I am told that the guitar is indeed backordered, with no ETA. Furthermore, it is against company
policy to place an order for an item on backorder, or to reserve a backordered item for a customer.
It takes a second to sink in that I am literally being refused the sale. I thank the rep for
his time and hang up. The next day, I call a different online-based
retailer. The call takes about ten minutes. The guitar is exactly the same price. I am
assigned to one rep, provided with his contact info, and I am treated like a king. I am shown
high resolution pics of each of the two instruments they have on hand, and offered my choice of
them. Two days later, I have it in my hands, in perfect condition. I have heard that “national chain” has been
struggling, and now I understand why. They must treat their people like cattle. Just wanted to… Wine…
Medium So I ordered wine online. One of the “Group-Coupon”
deals. I paid an additional fee to upgrade to better wine, and then a shipping fee, in
addition to the original price of the “Group-Coupon.” The case (actually 15 bottles) weighing just
over 45 pounds, shipped via “National Express” (NatEx) on Friday 11/15. It was scheduled
to be delivered, not to ME, but to a local merchant who is a “pick-up/drop-off” location
for NatEx, in case I was not home (and because it required a signature). Monday morning I checked the tracking and
saw it had been loaded onto a truck at 4:09 am, and was “Out for Delivery”. Yay! I kept checking the tracking throughout the
day, but it was still “out for delivery” when I left work. I stopped by the merchant but
they had not received it. I’d be less concerned if it was a T-Shirt
or something, both because the loss would be less, and because wine is an age-restricted
item. So on Tuesday, I contacted NatEx, via online chat, and they seemed confused. They
have told me in the past that, if an item is loaded on a delivery truck, it MUST be
delivered that day. That the truck would NEVER return to the depot until/unless it was empty.
They affirmed that this was their policy. Now, if you look at my prior posts, you will
see that our local “National Express” driver recently traveled through town dropping packages
off the back of the truck, which he had not secured. The following day, when I contacted
NatEx, the parcels (which I picked up out of the roadway, and placed on my porch for
NatEx to retrieve) had all been marked DELIVERED, so I realize that the tracking information
may not be accurate, and also that, once a package is marked “delivered” it is on the
recipient to prove it was NOT. So the NatEx CS rep told me the parcel would
definitely be delivered to the store that day, and again, I checked the tracking number
throughout the day and stopped by the local merchant again yesterday, where THEIR CS rep
told me the NatEx driver had already been there, but had not delivered my box. This morning I emailed the merchant that sold
me the wine (not Group-Coupon). They called to tell me that, after contacting NatEx, they
had been told it was at the local merchant all along. It was apparently delivered on
Monday, but fairly late, and was “in the back” rather than behind the service desk. So I called the local store where it should
be. They have no idea what box I am talking about, and advise me that NatEx delivers through
the front doors… the package would not have been delivered “to the back” and there would
be no reason for anyone to have taken it back there. After we hung up, I checked the tracking
again, and it shows the box is still on the truck. It has now been 59 hours since it was
loaded. So I call NatEx this time, and they say they
really have no idea where it is, why it was not delivered, but assure me that it will
be located and delivered by 4pm today. Now, how can they promise delivery by 4pm
of a parcel they can’t even FIND? I want my wine. Dear Servers, Please don’t do this.
Short I decided to stop eating at one of my regular
workday lunch spots because of a new employee they hired. I’d been coming in once or twice a week
for lunch for years, usually by myself. I knew the daytime staff and we would have a
friendly chat when I came in, just like the staff did with all their regular customers. I got busy and didn’t come in for a couple
of months. When I finally made it back in, the restaurant had hired a new assistant manager/head
waiter. This was a completely new employee who I had
never met before, and I was seated in his section at a table for one. Immediately upon seeing me, he grabbed my
hand and started gushing about how much he’d missed me. Then he stopped talking and just
stared into my eyes like we were long lost lovers. Every time he passed by my table he would
stop and hold out his hand for me to take it, then stare longingly into my eyes and
talk about how much he’d missed me, but we were together now. It was annoying as heck. I reiterate, I never met this guy before.
The lunch staff was always the same small crew. If we’d met before because he was
filling in or something, it would have only been one time. Whatever the case, his fake romantic bs was
unwanted and very annoying. I looked around to see if there were any other lone female
diners that he was carrying on with, but there weren’t any. I think his idea was that since I was a lone
female I would be starving for romantic attention and his flattery would lead to a larger tip. Nope. This was not the first time I’ve had a server
put on this overly-familiar act and probably won’t be the last. If you are a server, please don’t engage
in this behavior! Nobody likes it!
♪ (“FORTNITE” BY
VONNIE D PLAYS) ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ LIL’ MAMA WANT A BALLA,
YEAH, THE SCORE TYPE ♪ ♪ I BEEN REALLY IN THE
FIELD LIKE FORTNITE ♪ ♪ RATHER BUSTING DOWN THE
PILLS AND GET THE CASH RIGHT ♪ ♪ BUST THE JEWELS, GOTTA
STAY UP OUT THE LIMELIGHT ♪ ♪ LIL’ MAMA WANT A BALLA,
YEAH, THE SCORE TYPE ♪ ♪ I BEEN REALLY IN THE
FIELD LIKE FORTNITE ♪ ♪ RATHER BUSTING DOWN THE
PILLS AND GET THE CASH RIGHT ♪ ♪ BUST THE JEWELS, GOTTA
STAY UP OUT THE LIMELIGHT ♪ ♪ KNOW THEM NIGGAS… ♪ GIRLFRIEND: OH, HELL NO! ♪ MARGIELA BLUE CHUCKS ♪ ♪ MIAMI SUIT, YUH ♪ ♪ DARK SKINNY, HUGE BELT ♪ ♪ WHITE LINEN,
KLU KLUX, YEAH ♪ ♪ THAT’S YOUR BABY MAMA
IN MY BED SHEETS, WOAH ♪ ♪ THAT’S YOUR BABY MAMA
IN MY BED SHEETS, WOAH ♪ ♪ MARGIELA BLUE CHUCKS ♪ SMOKE SHOP EMPLOYEE : UHH,
DO YOU KNOW HOW TO USE THIS? -YUP ♪ LIGHT SKIN AND HUGE BUTT ♪ ♪ WHITE LINEN,
KLU KLUX, YEAH ♪ ♪ THAT’S YOUR BABY
MAMA IN MY BED SHEETS ♪ ♪ (“HELLBOUND” BY
VINCE STAPLES PLAYS) ♪ ♪ ♪ -WHERE HE AT? GUY: HEY, UM, YOU KNOW
WHAT, HE LIVE IN THE
COUNTY JAIL RIGHT NOW. THEY GOT VISITATION ON WEEKENDS.
YOU CAN GO- WHAT UP? ♪ (“HELLBOUND” BY
VINCE STAPLES PLAYS) ♪ -NIGGA YOU KNOW YOU
CAN’T RUN FOREVER… MY BROTHERS GONE FIND YOU…
AND I GOT A TRACK ON YOUR CAR. RAYLEXA: PLEASE COME IN. WE WERE EXPECTING YOU. HEY VINCENT, I’M RAYLEXA,
YOUR VIRTUAL ASSISTANT. YOUR HOST WILL BE OUT SHORTLY.
MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME. RAY J : JUST TAKE ME INTO
YOUR ARMS AND WASH ME
WITH YOUR LOVE, YEAH. JUST TAKE ME IN YOUR ARMS
AND WASH ME WITH YOUR LOVE. VINCE : NIGGA, THAT
WAS BEAUTIFUL. -YOU LIKE THAT? -YEAH. WHAT’S THAT? -I WROTE THAT FOR YOU.
AH YEAH, WELL, AW LOOK, I AIN’T FINISHED WITH
IT YET, BUT YOU KNOW
IT’S ALL FOR YOU BABY. -ALRIGHT LISTEN, I’LL CALL
YOU IN A LITTLE WHILE ALRIGHT? JUST THINK ABOUT THE
REST OF THE WORDS.
ALRIGHT BABY, ALRIGHT. -I THOUGHT YOU WAS TALKING
TO ME FOR A MINUTE, NIGGA. -C’MON FAM, I AIN’T
TALKING TO YOU FAM, HUH? -I AIN’T SEE THE PHONE
SO, I AIN’T KNOW, YOU
KNOW WHAT I’M SAYING? RAY J: YEAH, I WAS ON
THE RAY CON INNER EARS, LIKE YOU CAN’T SEE
THEM, THEY INVISIBLE. THEY THE INNER EAR
SOCKETS, THEY THIS LITTLE, THEY DEEP DOWN IN MY
EAR, YOU CAN’T SEEM THEM. RIGHT BY MY TOOTH. -YEAH. -YEAH, FAM, YEAH.
-THAT’S CRAZY, YEAH. -WELL, WHAT ARE
YOU DOING HERE? -I’M ON THE RUN RIGHT NOW. MY GIRL LOOKIN’ FOR ME,
ALGORITHMS YOU KNOW. -YO GIRL LOOKIN’ FOR YOU. HOW DARE YOU NOT
BE A BETTER MAN? -I’M WORKIN’ ON IT I
JUST NEED THE ROOM, YOU KNOW, FOR A COUPLE… -AT KEEPING SECRETS! -LOOK BRUH! NEXT TIME YOU
GET INTO IT WITH YO GIRL, START A BUSINESS! YOU START A BUSINESS, YOU SO BUSY YOU HAVE
NO TIME TO CHEAT, HUH? LAST TIME I DID THAT, I
CREATED THE SCOOTY BIKES. I GOT RICH AND I BOUGHT
HER A HELICOPTER! -A HELICOPTER, NIGGA! -DO DO DO DO
DO DO DO DO -SHE MAD AT ME BECAUSE
MY FRIEND SMASHED HER
FRIEND LAST WEEK AND HER FRIEND GET TO
SCREAMING MY NAME IN THE BED. -CRAZY. -YEAH. -LIKE, I CAN’T CONTROL
SOMEBODY ELSE’S IMAGINATION. -THAT’S CRAZY. -THAT’S CRAZY, RIGHT?! -YUP. -“OOH, RAY J, RAY J.”
NOW SHE MAD. I CAN’T HELP THAT SHE
WAS THINKIN’ ABOUT MY DICK. -LOOK, I’MA LET YOU
STAY HERE OKAY? IMMA DO THAT FOR YOU. MI CASA SU CASA. I JUST
NEED YOU TO DO ONE THING. -WHAT’S THIS, NIGGA? RAY J: IT’S AN
N.D. RAY… NIGGA ♪ ♪ ♪ (YEAH) ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ (YEAH) ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ (YEAH) ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ (NORF) ♪ ♪ MARGIELA BLUE CHUCKS ♪ ♪ MY HEMI SOUPED UP ♪ ♪ DARK SKINNED HUGE BUTT ♪ ♪ WHITE LINEN KU KLUX (YEAH) ♪ ♪ THAT’S YOUR BABY
MAMA IN MY BED SHEETS ♪ ♪ THAT’S YOUR CABY
MAMA IN MY CED SHEETS ♪ ♪ MARGIELA BLUE CHUCKS ♪ ♪ MY HEMI SOUPED UP ♪ ♪ LIGHT SKINNED HUGE BUT ♪ ♪ WHITE LINEN KU KLUX (YEAH) ♪ ♪ THAT’S YOUR BABY MAMA
IN MY BED SHEETS (WHOA) ♪ ♪ THAT’S YOUR CABY
MAMA IN MY CED SHEETS ♪ ♪ WOMEN WHO AIN’T GOT
EXTENSIONS THEY DEPRESS ME. ♪ ♪ WOMEN WHO AIN’T HAD
EVICTIONS THEY DEPRESS ME. ♪ ♪ SHE FROM BIXBY
KNOLLS SHE HAD A JET SKI. ♪ ♪ HER DADDY WAS THE
POLICE HE ARREST ME. ♪ ♪ YOUR BODY IS A
TEMPLE BABY BLESS ME ♪ ♪ SLURP ME GURP ME TOP ME. ♪ ♪ I’M IN LOVE WALLAHI. ♪ ♪ THEY BE COMING FOR ME BUT ♪ ♪ THEY WON’T COME TO POPPY BUT ♪ ♪ I DON’T WANT
NO PROBLEMS CUH ♪ ♪ I JUST WANT SOME LOVE. ♪ ♪ MARGIELA BLUE CHUCKS ♪ ♪ MY HEMI SOUPED UP ♪ ♪ DARK SKINNED HUGE BUTT ♪ ♪ WHITE LINEN KU KLUX (YEAH) ♪ ♪ THAT’S YOUR BABY MAMA
IN MY BED SHEETS (WOAH) ♪ ♪ THAT’S YOUR CABY
MAMA IN MY CED SHEETS ♪ ♪ MARGIELA BLUE CHUCKS ♪ ♪ MY HEMI SOUPED UP ♪ ♪ LIGHT SKINNED HUGE BUTT ♪ ♪ WHITE LINEN KU KLUX (YEAH) ♪ ♪ THAT’S YOUR BABY MAMA
IN MY BED SHEETS (WOAH) ♪ ♪ THAT’S YOUR CABY
MAMA IN MY CED SHEETS ♪ ♪ BACK WHEN I ONLY HAD
A DOLLAR AND A DREAM. ♪ ♪ SPENT THAT DOLLAR
ON A 22 REVOLVER ♪ ♪ MAN, IF I ONLY HAD A BEAM ♪ ♪ MAN, IF LIL SHORTY
WAS MY QUEEN ♪ ♪ SKUNK DADDY HAD THAT YANKEE
HAT WAS SELLING GASOLINE. ♪ ♪ MY HOMIES ANIMANIACS,
WATER TOWER ON THE NORF ♪ ♪ SEEN IT EVERYDAY
AROUND MY WAY WHEN I
HOPPED OFF THE PORCH. ♪ ♪ BABY WAS COMPLAINING EVERYDAY
WHEN I HOPPED OFF THE PORCH. ♪ ♪ GANGSTA’S MAMA USED
TO LET ME STAY WHEN I
HOPPED OFF THE PORCH. ♪ ♪ SAID YOU WAS GON BLEED
ME WHEN YOU SEE ME WHAT
WE TALKING FOR. (HEY) ♪ ♪ CAUSE YOUR BABY
MAMA’S IN MY BED SHEETS ♪ ♪ CAUSE YOUR BABY
MAMA’S IN MY BED SHEETS ♪
WARNING: CONTAINS RE:ZERO EPISODE 18 SPOILERS (4:48 – 5:26) When the morning comes our eyes gently meet And I get the urge to talk about frivolous things On a clear afternoon, we join hands, And take a short walk through this quiet city Just being able to imagine those things is so dear to me I want to experience each and every moment, Together with you, forever Because, Every morning… Every night I have so many things I want to tell you Today… and tomorrow too If I could just tell you, “I love you” When the night comes to this place where we can see the stars Until we fall asleep, I want to stay here by your side Just being close enough for us to touch is so dear to me I want to experience more, Of your voice- your body’s warmth- Because, endlessly… on and on No matter how many times I call your name, it’s not enough Today… and tomorrow too, If we could just be together, the two of us Every morning… every night, I have so many dreams I wish would come true Today… and tomorrow too, If I could just say, “I’m happy” wouldn’t that be nice
[cheers and applause] – Here we go! [funky hip-hop music] – Ah!
Oh, he took it back. ♪ – Come on!
Come on! – ♪ Eee, yi, yi,
yi, yi, yeah ♪ ♪ The Dogg Pound’s
in the house ♪ – ♪ Snoop Doggy Dogg – Whoo!
– Hey! – Whoo! – ♪ From the depths of
the sea, back to the block ♪ ♪ Snoop Doggy Dogg, funky
as the–the–the D.O.C. ♪ ♪ Went solo on that […]
but it’s still the same ♪ ♪ Long Beach is the spot
where I serve my ‘caine ♪ ♪ Follow me, follow me,
follow me, follow me ♪ ♪ But don’t lose your grip ♪ Nine trizzay’s the… ♪ So I ain’t nothin’ back ♪ And, […], I got five
on that […] ♪ ♪ It’s like that,
and as a matter of fact ♪ – ♪ Rat a tat tat – ♪ ‘Cause I never hesitate
to put a […] on his back ♪ – ♪ Yeah, so peep out
the manuscript ♪ ♪ You see that it’s a must,
we drop […] ♪ – ♪ What’s my […] name? – ♪ Snoop Doggy Dogg – ♪ Yeah, yeah, yeah – Hey! Hey! – ♪ Bow, wow, wow, yippee,
yo, yo, yo, yo, yo ♪ – ♪ Now just throw your hands
in the air, air, air ♪ ♪ And wave the […] like you
just don’t care ♪ ♪ Yeah, roll up the dank
and pour the drank ♪ ♪ And watch your step
– ♪ Why? – ♪ ‘Cause Doggy’s
on the gank ♪ ♪ My bank roll’s on swoll
– Sickening. – ♪ My […] on hit, legit,
now I’m on […] ♪ [cheers and applause] – Okay! Okay! – Okay, okay.
– That was sickening. – That was dope.
– That was sickening. – Whoa.
– Man. – Mama mia. – What’d you think, J?
– I’ll tell you what I thought. – What’d you think, J?
– That was sickening, okay? [laughter] – You were talking shh
through that whole routine. [laughter] – What were some of the things
you were saying with your body? Like, what was this move over
here where you went da, da, da? – He’s up here.
They’re down here. – I’m up here. These guys are
all the way down here. – Okay, was that what it was?
– Yeah. – She speaks poppin’.
– I told you. – She speaks poppin’.
– Yeah. – I saw everything, baby. – Wait, are you really–
are you actually a popper? – I’m a popper.
No. You’re such
a seasoned performer. The musicality
was off the charts. – Thank you so much.
[cheers and applause] – That was Isolation 101. – That was crazy.
– Like, ugh, ugh. You’re not human.
– Thank you. – You’re not a human being. I loved all the burns, like
the slow-motion with the bat. [cheers and applause] – I mean, she loved it too
’cause, you know, you did a little A-Rod
in there, you know? – Yeah, you know. You know. Grand slams only, baby. – [laughs] – However, after a while, I felt like you were
freestyling a little bit, not taking from the quality
of the freestyle, per se, because we already know
you’re amazing at what you do period, point blank.
– Thank you. – From a Duel perspective,
that was solid. That was solid.
– Thank you. – Every move was intentional, and that I appreciate
so much. – Thank you. – That’s why I disagree with
Ne-Yo that it felt freestyle. I really felt it
was super intentional, but it was a great job,
great job. [cheers and applause] – Thank you so much.
Oprah: IT’S BEEN NEARLY 30 YEARS SINCE GARY ZUKAV… [ CHEERING ] …WROTE “THE SEAT OF THE SOUL.” NOW, THAT BOOK IS ALWAYS BY MY NIGHTSTAND. IT IS THE BOOK THAT PROFOUNDLY CHANGED THE COURSE OF MY LIFE. I CAN GIVE THE TEACHINGS, THE MASTERY OF THAT BOOK, CREDIT FOR CHANGING THE TRAJECTORY OF MY ENTIRE LIFE. “THE SEAT OF THE SOUL” CHANGED THE LANGUAGE OF WHAT I WAS ABLE TO EXPRESS. I MEAN, MY HEART, MY ENERGY FELT A CERTAIN WAY, BUT I DIDN’T HAVE THE VOICE OR THE LANGUAGE TO EXPRESS MULTI-SENSORY PERCEPTION. AND HE, GARY, WAS ABLE TO ARTICULATE IN A VOICE THAT RESONATED WITH ME. I WAS READY FOR IT, SO ANYBODY WHO’S READ IT AND FEELS LIKE, “AH, I DON’T GET IT,” IT MEANS YOU’RE JUST NOT READY FOR IT. AND I CONTINUE TO BE READY FOR IT. AS I SAY, IT’S ON MY NIGHTSTAND. AND EVERY TIME I READ IT, I GET SOMETHING NEW. GARY IS THE VERY REASON, ACTUALLY, THAT WE ARE ALL TOGETHER HERE TODAY. BECAUSE I WOULD NEVER HAVE DREAMED OF THIS DAY HAD I NOT READ THAT BOOK. I WOULD’VE NEVER HAD IT IN MY CONSCIOUSNESS. [ APPLAUSE ] IT’S ‘CAUSE OF GARY THAT I ALSO CHANGED THE COURSE OF MY SHOW, WHERE I CHANGED THE INTENTION OF THE SHOW. AND I WOULD BELIEVE IT WAS BECAUSE OF MY INTENTION THAT THE “OPRAH” SHOW BECAME WHAT IT BECAME IN THE WORLD — TRULY A FORCE AND A VOICE FOR GOOD, FOR ELEVATING CONSCIOUSNESS AND FOR INSPIRATION FOR 25 YEARS. THAT ALL CAME BECAUSE OF THE CHAPTER THAT I READ ON INTENTION IN 1989. AND EVERYTHING THAT HAS HAPPENED SINCE IS A RESULT OF THAT CLARITY OF INTENTION. THAT’S WHY IT’S MY FAVORITE WORD. GARY ZUKAV! COME ON OUT. GARY ZUKAV, ONE OF MY MASTER TEACHERS. THIS IS YOUR SEAT. WHOA. HEY, GARY. ONE OF MY MASTER TEACHERS. SO, HERE’S THE WAY IT WORKED. LONG BEFORE I HAD A BOOK CLUB, I WOULD READ BOOKS AND I WOULD GO TO THE BACK OF THE BOOK AND THERE WOULD BE LIKE, A LITTLE AUTHOR BIO IN THE BACK OF THE BOOK. AND WHEN I FINISHED READING “SEAT OF THE SOUL,” I LOOKED IN THE BACK OF THE BOOK AND IT SAID GARY ZUKAV LIVED IN MOUNT SHASTA, CALIFORNIA. AND I NEVER HEARD OF IT, BUT BACK IN THE DAY, YOU KNOW, WE HAD SOMETHING CALLED TELEPHONE BOOKS. ANYBODY REMEMBER THOSE? TEL-E-PHONE BOOKS. SO, I CALLED INFORMATION, AND I GOT HIS NUMBER BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, AUTHORS WERE LISTED IN THE TEL-E-PHONE BOOK. AND I CALLED UP GARY, AND I SAID, “HELLO MR. ZUKAV, THIS IS OPRAH WINFREY.” AND YOU SAID… “WHO?” [ LAUGHTER ] AND THEN I SAID, “OPRAH.” AND HE SAID… “SPELL THAT.” IT’S 1989 — I’D BEEN ON THREE YEARS ALREADY. AND HE DIDN’T — YOU DIDN’T HAVE A TELEVISION, RIGHT? I HAD A TELEVISION FOR WATCHING MOVIES, BUT IT WASN’T HOOKED UP TO ANYTHING ELSE. WASN’T HOOKED UP TO ANYTHING ELSE — WELL, YOU DIDN’T HAVE TO HOOK IT UP. IT WAS JUST A CHANNEL. YOU JUST TURNED IT ON. REALLY. AND SO, I EXPLAINED WHO I WAS AND THAT I HAD A TALK SHOW, AND THAT I JUST FINISHED READING HIS BOOK AND I HAD SOME QUESTIONS OF MY OWN. AT THE TIME, I WASN’T CALLING FOR HIM TO BE ON THE TALK SHOW BECAUSE NOBODY WANTED TO HEAR ABOUT SOULS AND THE LANGUAGE OF SOULS ON NATIONAL TELEVISION. SO I WAITED A LONG TIME, ACTUALLY, BEFORE I ACTUALLY COULD CONVINCE MY PRODUCERS THAT WE COULD DO A SHOW TALKING ABOUT THE SOUL AND GET PEOPLE TO WATCH. SO, WE DID OUR FIRST INTERVIEW MANY YEARS LATER ON CAMERA IN 1988. AND THAT INTERVIEW WAS A SHIFT IN THE WAY MILLIONS OF PEOPLE SAW AND FELT AND HEARD WHAT IT MEANT TO HAVE A SOUL. SO I JUST WANT TO RUN A LITTLE BIT OF THAT RIGHT NOW. HERE’S A SHORT LOOK AT THAT FIRST INTERVIEW WHERE GARY EXPLAINS WHAT THE SOUL IS. WE THOUGHT WE HAD TO DO THIS, BECAUSE PEOPLE DIDN’T KNOW WHAT A SOUL WAS. -WHAT IS THE SOUL? -THE SOUL IS WHAT YOU ARE. THE SOUL IS NOT A MYTHICAL ENTITY. THE SOUL IS A POWERFUL, PURPOSEFUL…ESSENCE. IT IS AT THE VERY CENTER OF WHO YOU ARE. BUT DO NOT THINK THAT YOU ARE THE ENTIRETY OF YOUR SOUL. A SOUL IS ENORMOUS. YOUR SOUL EXISTED BEFORE YOU WERE BORN, AND YOUR SOUL WILL EXIST AFTER YOU DIE. YOU, THE OPRAH THAT I AM SPEAKING TO, I, THE GARY THAT IS SPEAKING TO YOU, ARE PERSONALITIES. I HAVE A CERTAIN PSYCHOLOGICAL STRUCTURE. I HAVE LESSONS TO LEARN IN MY LIFE. I HAVE EMOTIONS. I HAVE INTUITION AND COGNITION. I HAVE ALL OF THOSE THINGS. BUT ALL OF THOSE THINGS WILL DIE. BUT MY SOUL WILL NOT, AND NEITHER WILL YOURS. DOES MY SOUL KNOW ME? YES, YES. LOOK AT IT THIS WAY. EVERY FLEET OF SHIP THAT SAILS HAS A MOTHER SHIP — ONE SHIP THAT KNOWS WHERE ALL OF THEM ARE GOING AND SETS THE DIRECTION AND SETS THE DIRECTION FOR ALL OF THOSE SHIPS TO SAIL. MM-HMM. THIS DOESN’T MEAN THAT THE MOTHER SHIP DETERMINES WHAT HAPPENS ON EACH OF THE OTHER SHIPS IN THE FLEET. LIFE ON ONE OF THE SHIPS MIGHT BE MOSTLY PLEASANT. ON YET ANOTHER SHIP, IT MIGHT BE MOSTLY UNPLEASANT. NOW, IMAGINE THE MOTHER SHIP IS THE BIGGEST SHIP YOU CAN IMAGINE. IT’S A CITY AFLOAT, MAGNIFICENT. AND NOW, IMAGINE THAT THE REST OF THE BOATS, THE SHIPS, ARE NOT REALLY SHIPS BUT LITTLE BOATS. MM-HMM. THE MOTHER SHIP IS YOUR SOUL, AND YOU ARE ONE OF THE LITTLE BOATS. THE MOTHER SHIP KNOWS WHY… AH, THAT’S JUST — THAT’S A VERY NICE ANALOGY, REALLY. THE MOTHER SHIP KNOWS WHY YOU ARE IN THE WATER. YOU MAY NOT KNOW ALL OF THE TIME. THE MOTHER SHIP KNOWS WHY YOU ENCOUNTER STORMS. YOUR JOB, WHILE YOU HAVE THE AWESOME PRIVILEGE OF BEING A LITTLE BOAT, IS TO LEARN HOW TO SAIL IN THE SAME DIRECTION AS YOUR MOTHER SHIP. BECAUSE YOU CAN CHOOSE AND CREATE ANYTHING YOU WANT. YOU CAN SAIL IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION IF YOU WANT. THAT IS A SURE WAY TO FIND ROUGH WATER. BUT AS YOU SAIL IN THE DIRECTION THAT YOUR MOTHER SHIP WANTS TO SAIL, YOUR LIFE FILLS WITH MEANING AND PURPOSE AND LOVE. YOU ARE EXCITED ABOUT BEING ALIVE. YOU ARE EXCITED ABOUT THE PEOPLE YOU ARE WITH AND WHAT YOU ARE DOING. ‘CAUSE YOU’RE FOLLOWING THE MOTHER SHIP. THAT’S RIGHT. SO, YOU CAN SEE ME GET IT, RIGHT? I HOPE YOU GOT IT, TOO. THAT MOTHER SHIP CONVERSATION — ONE OF THE MOST PROFOUND CONVERSATIONS AND LEARNINGS OF MY LIFE, AND ALSO TO BE ABLE TO SHARE THAT WITH SO MANY PEOPLE. -HOW DID THAT… -YEAH, THAT WAS CREATED FOR YOU. -WAS IT? -I HAD NEVER — I DON’T REMEMBER EVER SPEAKING IN TERMS OF THE SOUL AND A MOTHER SHIP BEFORE YOU AND I WERE TALKING THAT MORNING. BECAUSE I SAID, “WE’VE GOT TO FIND A WAY TO BRING IT DOWN SO THAT THE AUDIENCE WILL UNDERSTAND WHAT THE SOUL IS.” AND YOU CAME UP WITH THIS ANALOGY OF THE SHIP. SO, THANK YOU. [ LAUGHS ] YOU’RE WELCOME. WHY IS IT SO HARD FOR US TO FOLLOW THE MOTHER SHIP? THAT’S THE THING. I MEAN, AND THAT THING CLICKED FOR ME IN SUCH A WAY THAT TO THIS MOMENT, I STILL HONOR THAT PROCESS OF, “WHERE IS THE MOTHER SHIP HEADED AND WHERE IS MY LITTLE BOAT IN PROPORTION TO THAT MOTHER SHIP?” AND I HEARD SOME OF YOU GIVE A “AMEN” TO, WHEN YOU’RE GOING IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION OF THE SHIP, THAT’S WHEN YOU ENCOUNTER THE ROUGHEST WATERS. SO WHY IS IT SO HARD FOR US NOT TO JUST STAY IN FLOW WITH THE MOTHER SHIP? FEAR. FEAR. IF YOU IMAGINE THAT YOUR SOUL HAS MANY PERSONALITIES AND YOU’RE ONE OF THEM, AND YOU ARE… …IN THE EARTH SCHOOL — THE PERSONALITY. -MM-HMM. THAT’S THE SPAN BETWEEN THE BIRTH OF YOUR PERSONALITY AND THE DEATH OF YOUR PERSONALITY. RIGHT, SO, THIS WHOLE UNIVERSAL EXPERIENCE AS A DENSE BODY, AS A BODY, A PERSONALITY WITHIN THE BODY, IS AN EARTH SCHOOL, IS HOW YOU LOOK AT IT. I LOOK AT IT AS THE ENTIRE PHYSICAL UNIVERSE… WHICH PERSONALITIES — WHICH USED TO BE JUST FIVE SENSORY — THOUGHT EXTENDED TO INFINITY. BUT WE’RE BECOMING MULTI-SENSORY. AND NOW WE’RE BEGINNING TO SENSE THAT THE ENTIRE PHYSICAL UNIVERSE AND EVERYTHING THAT OCCURS TO US AND THAT WE EXPERIENCE IS A LEARNING EXPERIENCE. AND IT’S NOT THE ENTIRETY OF THE UNIVERSE. AS WE BECOME MULTI-SENSORY, AND MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ARE, HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS, WE BEGIN TO SENSE. WE BEGIN TO EXPERIENCE BEYOND THE LIMITATIONS OF THE FIVE SENSES. WE BEGIN TO EXPERIENCE OURSELVES AS MORE THAN MINDS AND BODIES. RIGHT. THAT’S YOUR SOUL, THE MORE. WE BEGIN TO EXPERIENCE OUR LIVES AS MORE THAN RANDOM AND GOOD LUCK OR BAD LUCK. WE BEGIN TO EXPERIENCE THEM AS MEANINGFUL. YEAH, AND YOU BEGIN TO SEE THAT THERE IS NOTHING HAPPENING OUT OF THE ORDER AND DESIGN OF YOUR OWN LIFE. YES. EVERY INTERACTION BETWEEN YOU AND ANYONE OR OTHER PEOPLE IS PERFECT, AND OFFERS EACH INDIVIDUAL INVOLVED OPPORTUNITIES TO GROW SPIRITUALLY THAT ARE PERFECT FOR THAT INDIVIDUAL GIVEN THE WISDOM OF THE CHOICES THAT THAT INDIVIDUAL HAS MADE. YOU FOLLOW THAT? OKAY, TRACKING? SO, HE’S SAYING, EVEN IF YOU’RE IN AN ENCOUNTER THAT FEELS UNCOMFORTABLE OR THAT BRINGS ANGER OR DISRUPTION, THAT ENCOUNTER HAS HAPPENED IN YOUR LIFE IN ORDER TO GROW YOU OR PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU TO GROW TO WHATEVER IS THE NEXT LEVEL OF YOUR PERSONAL EVOLUTION. THERE IS NOTHING HAPPENING TO YOU THAT ISN’T HAPPENING TO YOU TO GROW YOU TO THE NEXT LEVEL OF YOUR EVOLUTION. EVEN IF YOU’RE IN A TERRIBLE RELATIONSHIP OR IN A JOB THAT YOU DON’T LIKE. I SAY TO MY DAUGHTERS FROM SOUTH AFRICA ALL THE TIME, DOING A JOB YOU DON’T LIKE IS FANTASTIC INFORMATION FOR YOU, BECAUSE KNOWING WHAT YOU DON’T WANT HELPS LEAD YOU TO WHAT YOU DO WANT, CORRECT? -LET’S LOOK AT THE WORD “YOU.” -MM-HMM. THERE IS A LITTLE — THERE’S A “YOU” WITH A LITTLE “Y.” -YEP. -THAT’S YOUR PERSONALITY. -CORRECT. -NOW, THERE’S A “YOU” WITH A BIG “Y,” WITH A CAPITAL “Y.” -YES. -THAT’S YOUR SOUL. -RIGHT. -SO WHEN YOU SAY IT’S ALWAYS LEADING YOU TO WHAT YOU WANT, YOU HAVE TO CLARIFY BECAUSE OFTEN, IT LEADS YOU TO THE THINGS THE “YOU” WITH THE LITTLE “Y” DO NOT WANT. OKAY, SO LITTLE “Y” AND BIG “Y.” THAT’S RIGHT. SO WHY I’M BRINGING THIS OUT IS FEAR. YEAH. BECAUSE THE THINGS THAT HAPPEN TO YOU, YOU CAN SAY ARE ALWAYS PERFECT, AND IF THEY SEEM TERRIBLE OR IF THEY’RE DISRUPTIVE OR IF THEY’RE DIFFICULTY, THAT’S BECAUSE OF PARTS OF YOUR PERSONALITY… -THAT ARE AFRAID. -CORRECT. THAT ORIGINATE IN FEAR. AND THOSE PARTS WE EXPERIENCE, OR YOU EXPERIENCE, AS ANGER, JEALOUSY, RESENTMENT, SUPERIORITY, ENTITLEMENT, NEED TO PLEASE, INFERIORITY, EVERY OBSESSION, EVERY COMPULSION, EVERY ADDICTION — THESE ARE ALL EXPERIENCES OF FEAR. AND WHEN YOU ENCOUNTER ONE OF THOSE AND YOU SAY, “THIS IS TERRIBLE. MY LITTLE DAUGHTER’S GOT CANCER. THIS IS TERRIBLE.” THAT IS A FRIGHTENED PART OF YOUR PERSONALITY. BUT THERE ARE OTHER PARTS OF YOUR PERSONALITY WHO WOULD LOOK AT THAT CIRCUMSTANCE VERY DIFFERENTLY, AND THESE ARE THE PARTS OF YOUR PERSONALITY… THAT ORIGINATE IN LOVE. -YES. AND WE EXPERIENCE THEM AS GRATITUDE. SO, YOUR DAUGHTER HAS CANCER, YOU HAVE CANCER, SOMEBODY IN YOUR FAMILY HAS A TERRIBLE DISEASE OR DIAGNOSIS. YOUR FEAR… OF LOSING THEM, YOUR FEAR OF ABANDONMENT, YOUR FEAR THAT THEY WON’T BE HERE, YOUR FEAR OF THAT IS WHAT CAUSES ALL OF THE ANGST, IS WHAT YOU’RE SAYING. THE EXPERIENCES OF A PART OF YOUR PERSONALITY THAT ARE FRIGHTENED… -YEAH. …IS EXPERIENCING ANGST OR TURBULENCE. OR WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT — RESENTMENT, VENGEANCE — IT’S NOT COMING FROM THE UNCHANGEABLE GROUND OF YOUR BEING. -RIGHT. IT’S COMING FROM A PART OF YOUR PERSONALITY, AND YOU DON’T NEED TO BE CONTROLLED BY IT. CORRECT. IF YOU DON’T HAVE A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE, HOWEVER, AND DON’T KNOW THAT THERE IS A PART OF YOUR BEING THAT IS SOLID, THAT IS CONNECTED TO ALL BEINGS, ALL THINGS, AND GROUNDED FROM THE SOURCE OF ALL BEINGS AND ALL THINGS, IF YOU DON’T KNOW THAT, THEN YOU BECOME EVEN MORE FRIGHTENED, CORRECT? YES, IT HELPS TO KNOW THAT. [ LAUGHTER ] AND IF — IF — HELPS TO KNOW THAT THERE’S A MOTHER SHIP, AND THAT YOU ARE GROUNDED BY THE MOTHER SHIP. SO, OUT OF — AND THE MOTHER SHIP IS NOT ALL OF THE BENEFICENCE OF THE UNIVERSE. -NO, IT IS NOT. -THAT IS BOUNDLESS. AND IF YOU DON’T KNOW THAT, IF YOU DON’T HAVE THAT GROUNDING, YOU WILL EVENTUALLY. BUT IT’S WHEN YOU RESIST… LET ME PUT IT THIS WAY. WHEN YOU’RE IN ANGER, JEALOUSY, RESENTMENT, AND YOU DON’T KNOW THAT THIS IS A PART OF YOUR PERSONALITY AND THAT YOU CAN SHIFT YOUR ATTENTION TO A PART THAT’S GRATEFUL OR APPRECIATIVE OR IN AWE OF THE UNIVERSE OR PATIENCE, THEN YOU’RE TRAPPED IN THAT LITTLE MINI-CLIMATE. -RIGHT. -AND IT’S HELL. IT’S VERY PAINFUL. BUT WHEN YOU KNOW THAT THAT EXPERIENCE IS PRESENTED TO YOU IN THE EARTH SCHOOL FOR A REASON. AND THAT REASON IS FOR YOU TO EXPERIENCE IT FULLY, NOT TO DENY AN EMOTION, REPRESS IT EVER. NOT TO RESIST IT. BUT TO FEEL IT, AND WHILE YOU’RE FEELING IT, CHOOSE THE HEALTHIEST PART OF YOUR PERSONALITY THAT YOU CAN TO RESPOND FROM. -CHOOSE LOVE. -YES. SO, OUT OF THE 36 SHOWS THAT WE TAPED WITH GARY, THE ONE THAT STANDS OUT FOR MANY PEOPLE AND THAT CONTINUES TO RESONATE WITH ME WAS ABOUT HOW TO GET YOUR POWER BACK. WE DID A SHOW ON HOW TO GET YOUR POWER BACK. AND I HEARD THAT IT’S THE SHOW THAT YOU ALSO GET ASKED ABOUT THE MOST. WE MET A COUPLE, JODY AND IRA WERE THEIR NAMES, WHO HAD RECENTLY LOST ONE OF THEIR TWIN SONS. TWINS BORN, AND JUST FOUR DAYS AFTER HE WAS BORN, BABY RYAN DIED. UNDERSTANDABLY, THIS COUPLE WAS TRAPPED IN THEIR OWN GRIEF AND COULDN’T SEE A WAY OUT OR A LIFE BEYOND WHAT THEY HAD ENDURED. ANYBODY WHO HAS EVER LOST A CHILD OR CLOSE FAMILY MEMBER KNOWS, PARTICULARLY IF IT’S A CHILD. THEY WERE SUFFERING AND ALSO FEELING THIS OVERWHELMING “LOSS OF CONTROL”, IS WHAT SHE HAD SAID TO US EARLIER IN THE SHOW. HE DIED, AS I SAID, AFTER BEING ONLY FOUR-DAYS OLD. SO, I WANT US TO JUST WATCH THIS CONVERSATION. THIS WAS AN EYE-OPENING CONVERSATION FOR MANY PEOPLE ABOUT THE SOUL. TAKE A LOOK. Zukav: THIS IS A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE — THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE PERSONALITY, OR THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE SOUL. FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE SOUL, INTERACTIONS BETWEEN PERSONALITIES ARE MEANINGFUL. AND EVERY SOUL COMES INTO THE EARTH SCHOOL… WHEN IT CHOOSES, AND EVERY PERSONALITY OR SOUL LEAVES THE EARTH SCHOOL WHEN IT CHOOSES. IF YOU LOOK AT RYAN AS A PERSONALITY WHO LIVED FOR A FEW DAYS AND THEN ENCOUNTERED TRAGIC CIRCUMSTANCES AND DIED, THEN YOU ARE LOOKING FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF A PERSONALITY. IF YOU LOOK AT RYAN AS A SOUL, LIKE YOURSELF, LIKE IRA, LIKE OPRAH, LIKE ME, LIKE EVERYONE ON THIS EARTH, THAT LEFT THIS EARTH WHEN IT CHOSE, THEN YOU WILL HAVE A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SEE THE GIFTS THAT THIS SOUL OFFERED TO YOU DURING ITS SHORT STAY ON THE EARTH. YOU WILL REACH A PLACE IN YOUR LIFE WHERE YOU ARE GRATEFUL THAT THIS SOUL CHOSE TO BE WITH YOU FOR HOWEVER SHORT A TIME. IF YOU DO NOT, YOU WILL LIVE YOUR LIFE IN ANGUISH THINKING THAT A TRAGEDY HAS OCCURRED. WHENEVER YOU SEE YOUR OTHER SON GROWING UP, YOU WILL SAY, “RYAN SHOULD BE HERE.” WHEN HE GRADUATES FROM HIGH SCHOOL, YOU’LL SAY, “RYAN SHOULD HAVE GRADUATED.” WHEN HE FINDS HIS WIFE, YOU WILL SAY, “RYAN SHOULD BE GETTING MARRIED, TOO.” AND THROUGH ALL OF THIS TIME, YOU WILL IMPOSING ON YOUR OTHER SON A BURDEN TO CARRY BECAUSE NO MATTER WHAT HE DOES OR HOW SUCCESSFUL HE IS, HE WILL BE CAUSING MOMMY PAIN. IF YOU LOOK AT RYAN AS A SOUL, A GREAT SOUL LIKE YOURSELF, WHO VOLUNTARILY ENTERED THE EARTH SCHOOL AND VOLUNTARILY LEFT IT IN ORDER TO BE WITH YOU… …AND TO OFFER GIFTS, THEN YOU WILL BEGIN THE PROCESS OF FATHOMING AND APPRECIATING AND BECOMING GRATEFUL FOR THE POWER OF THE INTERACTION THAT YOU HAD WITH THAT SOUL. AND YOU WILL BE ABLE TO RECEIVE THE GIFTS THAT THAT SOUL CAME TO THIS EARTH TO GIVE YOU, TO GIVE IRA, TO GIVE TO HIS SIBLINGS. AND IF YOU DO NOT, YOU WILL CONTINUALLY BE TURNING AWAY FROM THOSE GIFTS. YOU WILL BE DENYING THE VERY WEALTH OF WISDOM AND COMPASSION THAT WAS OFFERED TO YOU BY THIS SOUL. WELL, THAT MIGHT BE THE MOST POWERFUL THING I EVER HEARD YOU SAY. THAT’S PRETTY POWERFUL. THAT WAS PRETTY POWERFUL. THAT’S PRETTY POWERFUL, AND I… DO YOU FEEL THAT HIS SOUL LIVES ON, AND THAT SOMEHOW OR SOME WAY, THAT WE CAN, YOU KNOW, CONTACT THAT SOUL OR FEEL THAT SOUL… -IN OUR LIVES? -YOU ARE FEELING IT RIGHT NOW. EVERY ONE OF US FEELS THE SOUL OF RYAN RIGHT NOW, AT THIS MOMENT. EVERY ONE OF US FEELS THE SOUL OF RYAN, AND THAT’S REALLY WHAT GARY’S TALKING ABOUT IN MULTI-SENSORY PERCEPTION. IN THE BOOK ABOUT MULTI-SENSORY PERCEPTION — IF YOU THINK IT’S ONLY WHAT YOU CAN SEE, THEN YOU’RE MISSING THE WHOLE POINT. ‘CAUSE EVERY ONE OF US SAW THAT STORY, HEARD THAT, AND NOW FEEL THE PRESENCE OF YOUR SON WHO WAS ONLY HERE FOR A SHORT FEW DAYS. AND HIS OWN LITTLE LIFE, WEIGHING 1 1/2 POUNDS, HAS IMPACTED THROUGH THE TELLING OF THAT STORY MILLIONS OF PEOPLE. WE ALL FEEL IT. WHY DO YOU THINK — WE’RE ALL FEELING THAT RIGHT NOW. ARE WE NOT, GARY? Zukav: WE ARE. I AM. -WELL, THAT’S NICE TO KNOW. AND YES — THE ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION IS “YES.” -[ APPLAUSE ] -NOW… …WHAT’S AMAZING ABOUT THAT… …THAT SHOW WAS IN 2000, AND HERE WE ARE, 17 YEARS LATER, EVERYBODY WHO JUST SAW THAT TAPE AND FELT WHAT YOU FELT. THAT WAS THE SOUL — ANOTHER NAME, SPIRIT — OF BABY RYAN, WHO ONLY LIVED FOUR DAYS. AND LOOK AT THE IMPACT THAT FOUR DAYS OF LIFE ON EARTH HAS HAD ON EVERY ONE OF US. SO, HOW DID YOU COME TO SEE LIFE AND DEATH IN A WAY THAT YOU EXPLAINED TO RYAN’S PARENTS? BY OPENING MYSELF. I DIDN’T KNOW HOW TO ARTICULATE IT EITHER, UNTIL I WAS… TILL I ENCOUNTERED SOME OF THESE THINGS AND WAS TAUGHT THEM SO THAT I COULD SHARE THEM. I HAD A GRANDMOTHER WHO PASSED ON WHEN I WAS IN COLLEGE, AND BEFORE THAT, SHE WOULD TAKE ME THROUGH THIS LARGE BUILDING WHERE PEOPLE HER AGE WERE RETIRING, AND IT WAS A SEA OF GRAY HAIR. SHE’D TAKE ME TO THE RESTAURANT, AND AFTERWARDS, WE’D WALK THROUGH AND SHE’D INTRODUCE ME TO THIS PERSON AND THAT PERSON. SHE’D SAY, “YOU REMEMBER MR…” AND, “YOU REMEMBER MRS…” AND IF I DIDN’T OR I DIDN’T ACKNOWLEDGE IT, SHE’D JERK DOWN ON MY HAND, AND SHE’D SAY, “SHH!” SO, WHEN SHE PASSED ON, I WAS HEARING HER EULOGY IN THE FUNERAL HOME, AND THE RABBI WAS SPEAKING TO AN AUDIENCE LIKE THIS, BUT TO HIS RIGHT WAS AN ALCOVE WHERE THE FAMILY WAS SITTING. THAT’S WHERE I WAS, AND I WAS WATCHING HIM FROM THE FRONT VIEW ON A CLOSED-CIRCUIT TV. AND THOSE DAYS, CLOSED-CIRCUIT TELEVISION WAS SO NOVEL, IT WAS BRAND NEW, THAT I THOUGHT IT WAS FUNNY, AND I STARTED TO LAUGH. AND GRANDMA LIBBY JERKED MY HAND DOWN AND SHE SAID, “SHH!” SHE DIDN’T WANT ME LAUGHING AT THE FUNERAL. SO, HOW COULD I EVER MISS HER AFTER THAT? SHE SCOLDED ME BECAUSE SHE DIDN’T — SHE WANTED TO HEAR WHAT WAS HAPPENING. SO, I DIDN’T RECOGNIZE THAT AS MULITISENSORY PERCEPTION. I JUST KNEW THAT’S GRANDMA LIBBY. AND I DIDN’T TELL MY PARENTS FOR MAYBE 20 OR 25 YEARS, BECAUSE I KNEW THEY WOULDN’T BELIEVE ME. THEY’D THINK THAT I WAS DISTRAUGHT WITH GRIEF OR IT WAS A WISHFUL FULFILLMENT, BUT IT WAS REAL. AND IT WAS ONLY MUCH LATER, AFTER A LOT OF RESISTANCE IN MY LIFE, A LOT OF TRYING TO AVOID THE PAIN IN MY LIFE WHICH IS SYNONYMOUS WITH THE FEAR IN MY LIFE. AND THE WAY I WAS DOING THAT IN MY EARLIER DAYS WAS — THERE WERE A LOT OF THEM, BUT THERE WERE SOME BASIC ONES — I WAS A SEX ADDICT, I LOVED RIDING MOTORCYCLES, I ALWAYS CONCERNED ABOUT THE MONTHLY MIRACLE OF THE RENT SO I TRIED TO AVOID THAT. AND THEN, I AVOIDED IT BY JOINING THE MILITARY, WHERE I WAS IN THE ARMY. AND THEN, I CAME OUT OF THE ARMY AND… WEREN’T YOU A GREEN BERET, WEREN’T YOU? I WAS A GREEN BERET. I WAS A GREEN BERET OFFICER IN VIETNAM. MM-HMM. SO, ALL OF THESE WERE WAYS OF AVOIDING PAIN. THEY ARE DESTRUCTIVE WAYS OF AVOIDING PAIN, WHICH MEANS THEY WERE UNCONSCIOUS WAYS OF AVOIDING PAIN. IF SOMEONE HAD TOLD ME IN THOSE DAYS, “GARY DO YOU KNOW THAT YOU’RE DOING ALL OF THOSE THINGS YOU’RE DOING BECAUSE YOUR FRIGHTENED?” -AND YOU’RE RUNNING AWAY. -YEAH. MM-HMM, FROM YOURSELF. I NOT ONLY WOULD NOT HAVE UNDERSTOOD IT, I WOULD’VE EXPLODED. BECAUSE IF SOMEBODY TELLS SOMETHING TO YOU THAT A FRIGHTENED PART OF YOUR PERSONALITY CONSIDERS TOO PAINFUL OR SHAMEFUL TO LOOK AT, YOU ARE NOT GOING TO LIKE THE MESSENGER. AND THAT IS THE MESSAGE, THAT FEELING OF EMOTIONAL PUSHING AWAY, OF RESENTMENT. -WHEN SOMEBODY SAYS SOMETHING THAT HITS THE NERVE OF FEAR FOR YOU, GENERALLY PEOPLE REACT WITH…ANGER. ANGER, OR THEY WITHDRAW, OR THEY BECOME WEEPY. MM-HMM. SO THIS IS WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT. YOU ASKED WHAT KEEPS PEOPLE FROM FOLLOWING THE MOTHER SHIP, AND I SAID FEAR. THIS IS HOW IT WORKS. IF YOU’RE NOT AWARE OF THE FEAR IN YOU, WHICH MEANS THE FRIGHTENED PARTS OF YOUR PERSONALITY, WHICH MEANS IF YOU HAVE NOT DEVELOPED AN EMOTIONAL AWARENESS IN TERMS OF PHYSICAL SENSATIONS IN YOUR BODY, IF YOU DON’T KNOW HOW TO MAKE RESPONSIBLE CHOICES WHICH MEANS CHOICES FOR WHICH YOU ARE WILLING TO ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY, YOU’RE ON AUTOMATIC. YOU’RE JUST ROLLING. IN FACT, THE BUDDHISTS CALL THAT A WHEEL — THE WHEEL OF SAMSARA, OR SUFFERING. AND YOU KEEP TURNING AROUND AND AROUND. WHEN SOMEONE OFFENDS YOU, YOU GET ANGRY, YOU SHOUT, YOU CREATE CONSEQUENCES FROM REACTING UNCONSCIOUSLY. AND THEN, YOU ENCOUNTER OTHER EXPERIENCES THAT GIVE YOU OTHER OPPORTUNITIES, AND IF YOU REACT EACH TIME, YOU CREATE NEGATIVE, PAINFUL EXPERIENCES UNTIL — UNTIL YOU DEVELOP THE ABILITY TO BECOME AWARE OF THESE FRIGHTENED PARTS OF YOUR PERSONALITY. -THAT’S A WAKE-UP CALL. -AND THEY ARE PAINFUL. THIS IS A PASSAGE THAT CAUSED, FOR ME, A MILLION LIGHTBULBS TO TURN ON AND REALLY CHANGED — NOT JUST CHANGED THE COURSE OF MY LIFE, IT CHANGED THE COURSE OF EVERY SHOW THAT I DID. ON PAGE 23 — THIS IS THE 25-YEAR ANNIVERSARY — I DON’T KNOW IF IT’S STILL ON PAGE 23, MAYBE IT IS. ALL THOSE YEARS, IT WAS ON PAGE 23. [ LAUGHTER ] IN THE OLD BOOK, IT WAS ON PAGE 23. OKAY, SO PAGE 23, YOU SAY, “EVERY ACTION, THOUGHT, AND FEELING IS MOTIVATED BY AN INTENTION. AND THAT INTENTION IS A CAUSE THAT EXISTS AS ONE WITH AN EFFECT.” YOU GO ON TO SAY THAT YOU CAN’T PARTICIPATE IN THE CAUSE WITHOUT PARTICIPATING IN THE EFFECT. THAT SENTENCE CHANGED MY LIFE. I’M GONNA READ IT TO YOU AGAIN. “EVERY ACTION…” ‘CAUSE THIS IS THE THIRD LAW OF MOTION IN PHYSICS, YOU ALL KNOW THAT, RIGHT, FROM PHYSICS? EVERY ACTION HAS AN EQUAL AND OPPOSITE REACTION. SO, WHAT GARY INTRODUCED OR GAVE LANGUAGE TO, FOR ME, IS THAT NOT ONLY IS THERE THE PHYSICAL LAW OF EVERY ACTION CREATING ITS OWN REACTION — THE THIRD LAW OF MOTION, PHYSICS. IT’S JUST LIKE WHAT GOES UP IS GONNA COME DOWN. WHAT GOES OUT IS ALWAYS… GOING TO COME BACK. WE DON’T DISAGREE WITH WHAT GOES UP, COMES DOWN, BUT SOME PEOPLE THINK LIKE MAYBE IT WON’T COME BACK. MAYBE I’LL DIE FIRST. MAYBE I’LL DIE BEFORE IT COMES BACK. -[ Chuckling ] AH! -OR MAYBE THEY’LL DIE FIRST. -THAT DOESN’T WORK ANYMORE. -NO, IT DOESN’T WORK. THAT’S NEVER WORKED, BUT NOW WE KNOW IT. WHAT GOES OUT IS ALWAYS COMING BACK. AND EVERY ACTION, THOUGHT, AND FEELING IS PRECEDED BY AN INTENTION. AND THAT INTENTION IS ONE WITH THE EFFECT OR THE OUTCOME, SO YOU CAN’T PARTICIPATE IN THE CAUSE, OR THE DOING, OR THE ACTION WITHOUT PARTICIPATING IN THE EFFECT. AND THE INTENTION IS GOING TO DETERMINE WHAT THE EFFECT IS. THAT CHANGED MY LIFE. AND IT CHANGED MY LIFE IN SUCH A WAY — I DON’T KNOW EVEN IF YOU KNOW THIS — AFTER GETTING IT, REALLY GETTING IT — I USED TO HAVE THE NEED TO PLEASE AND I’D DO EVERYTHING EVERYBODY ELSE WANTED ME TO DO, SO IT CHANGED ME, PERSONALLY. I STOPPED DOING THINGS THAT I DIDN’T WANT TO DO. I LEARNED THAT THE REASON WHY EVERYBODY KEPT ASKING ME IS BECAUSE MY INTENTION WAS TO PLEASE THEM AND TO MAKE THEM THINK I WAS NICE. AND THEY THOUGHT I WAS SO NICE THAT THEY ALWAYS CAME BACK AND ASKED ME AGAIN. [ LAUGHTER ] I’D SAY, “I JUST GAVE YOU MONEY. WHAT IS THE DEAL?” HE’S LIKE, “‘CAUSE YOU’RE SO NICE, I CAN ASK YOU AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN.” SO, IT CHANGED THAT FOR ME. BUT WHAT IT REALLY CHANGED WAS, IT CHANGED THE WAY I OPERATED MY BUSINESS. SO I HAD EVERY PRODUCER BEFORE PRESENTING, ‘CAUSE I GOT THE FINAL VETO OR “YES” ON EVERY SHOW, BUT BEFORE THEY WOULD BRING ME THE SHOW, I WOULD SAY, “YOU BE CLEAR ABOUT WHAT YOUR INTENTION IS, AND I HAVE TO FIND WITHIN THE SHOW A REALM OF TRUTH, A THREAD OF TRUTH THAT I CAN SIT IN EVERY DAY SO THAT I DON’T HAVE FALSE MOMENTS.” SO, MY INTENTION HAS TO ALIGN WITH WHAT YOUR INTENTION IS. I GOT TO FIND THE SPACE IN THERE SO THAT I AM NOT DOING SOMETHING THAT IS NOT TRUE TO MYSELF. AND THAT IS WHY WE WERE NUMBER ONE FOR 25 YEARS, ‘CAUSE WE INTENTIONALLY, EVERY DAY… WE HAD AN INTENTION FOR EVERY SINGLE — AND SOMETIMES, I COULD TELL THE PRODUCERS WERE JUST MAKING IT UP. THEY’D SAY, “BRAD PITT. IT’S BRAD PITT, WHAT DO YOU WANT? IT’S BRAD PITT.” W-W-WHAT DO YOU WANT? SO, EXPLAIN — WHAT I REALIZE IS, THAT EVEN UNTIL THE FINAL SHOWS, PEOPLE WERE LIKE, “I’M NOT REALLY CLEAR.” WHAT, IS INTENTION SAYING THE SAME AS MOTIVATION? IS INTENTION WHAT YOU REALLY WANT? EXPLAIN WHAT YOU MEANT BY “INTENTION.” YES AND YES, AND I WANT TO EXPLAIN INTENTION A LITTLE MORE CLEARLY. IT IS A MOTIVATION. IT’S THE REASON FOR DOING WHAT YOU’RE DOING. -YEAH. -IT IS AN ENERGY THAT INFUSES THE DEED -OR THE WORD NOW. -THAT’S GOOD. “IT’S THE ENERGY THAT INFUSES THE DEED OR THE WORD.” -AND — -IT’S THE THING — IT’S THE REAL REASON WHY YOU CAME HERE TODAY. -PRECISELY! -IT’S THE REAL REASON. THE REAL REASON, AND IF YOU GO DOWN, DRILL DOWN DEEP INTO YOUR INTENTION, YOU’LL GET TO A BEDROCK BOTTOM PLACE WHERE THERE’S ONLY TWO INTENTIONS — LOVE AND FEAR. SO, FOR EXAMPLE, SOMEONE COULD WANT TO BE ON “THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW” OR ANYTHING YOU’RE DOING. -YEAH. BECAUSE THEY WANT EXPOSURE. BECAUSE THEY WANT MONEY. -YEAH. BECAUSE THEY WANT TO FEEL BETTER ABOUT THEMSELVES. THEY WANT TO PROMOTE SOMETHING OR…YEAH. EXACTLY. OR THEY WANT THEIR MOM TO BE PROUD OF THEM, OR SOMETHING. ALL OF THOSE ARE INTENTIONS OF FEAR. OR, THEY COULD BE ON “THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW” OR SPEAKING TO SOMEBODY ON THE STREET, AND THE INTENTION CAN BE LOVE. THE INTENTION CAN BE TO CONTRIBUTE. THE INTENTION CAN BE TO SEE WHAT YOU CAN GIVE TO LIFE — IN OTHER WORDS, TO GIVE THE GIFTS THAT YOU WERE BORN TO GIVE. AND THEN, LET YOUR INTUITION SHOW YOU HOW THAT PLAYS OUT IN AN INTERACTION WITH SOMEONE YOU DON’T KNOW OR SOMEONE YOU JUST MET. SO THESE ARE THE TWO INTENTIONS. FOR EXAMPLE, WHEN I JOINED THE MILITARY, I JOINED IT BECAUSE I FELT SO INSECURE AND INADEQUATE ABOUT MYSELF. I NEEDED JUMP BOOTS, I NEEDED A COMBAT INFANTRY BADGE, I NEEDED JUMP WINGS, I NEEDED A BERET, I NEEDED A MISSION AND A WEAPON. MY WEAPONS HAD THE SERIAL NUMBERS TAKEN OFF ON SOME OF OUR PATROLS. MY MISSIONS WERE TOP-SECRET. AND STILL, I DIDN’T CONSIDER MYSELF ADMIRABLE. I WANTED OTHER PEOPLE TO CONSIDER ME ADMIRABLE. -IN OTHER WORDS — -BUT YOU DIDN’T KNOW THAT THEN. -I DIDN’T KNOW THAT THEN. -YEAH. I DIDN’T. I DIDN’T REALIZE. I THOUGHT THERE WAS A LOT OF INTIMACY IN A LOT OF SEX. THERE’S NOT… IN A LOT OF SEX. BECAUSE I USED TO THINK — I ALWAYS KNEW THAT THE WOMEN I WAS WITH DIDN’T REALLY MEAN ANYTHING TO ME. BUT WHAT REALLY SHOOK ME WAS WHEN I REALIZED THAT I DIDN’T MEAN ANYMORE TO THEM THAN THEY MEANT TO ME. [ CROWD “OOH”s ] YES, OOH. [ LAUGHTER ] IT’S JUST KINDA HARD TO PICTURE LAID-BACK GARY AS A SEX ADDICT, I GOT TO TELL YOU. [ LAUGHTER ] I’M TRYING TO GET THAT PICTURE IN MY MIND. -IF YOU THINK THAT’S… -I MEAN LIKE, ARE YOU DOING SOUL-TALK OR WHAT ARE YOU DOING AT THE TIME, YOU KNOW? IF YOU THINK THAT’S HARD TO PICTURE, IMAGINE HOW IT WOULD’VE BEEN FOR ME TO TRY TO PICTURE WHAT WE’RE DOING RIGHT NOW. YEAH, YEAH. YEAH, THAT’S TRUE. ANOTHER LIFE-CHANGING LESSON FOR ME, UM… THIS IS THE ONE. AND I TALKED ABOUT THIS AT THE VERY END OF THE SHOW. WHEN THE PERSONALITY — IF YOU DON’T GET ANYTHING ELSE, THIS IS IT — WHEN THE PERSONALITY COMES TO — WHICH IS REALLY WHAT THIS WHOLE BOOK IS ABOUT. -YES. -WHEN THE PERSONALITY COMES TO SERVE FULLY THE ENERGY OF ITS SOUL, THAT IS AUTHENTIC POWER — AUTHENTIC POWER. SO WILL YOU TALK ABOUT WHAT THAT IS ‘CAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK AUTHENTIC POWER MEANS, “I OWN THE ROOM. I’M AUTHENTIC WITH MYSELF. I GOT THIS, GIRL,” YOU KNOW? -YEAH. YEAH. -THAT’S RIGHT. ALL OF THAT IS EXTERNAL POWER. -THAT’S EXTERNAL POWER. IT’S THE PURSUIT OF EXTERNAL POWER — THAT IS THE ABILITY TO MANIPULATE AND CONTROL. -YEAH. -AND WHEN YOU’RE EXPERIENCING A FRIGHTENED PART OF YOUR PERSONALITY, THAT IS WHAT THAT PART OF YOUR PERSONALITY IS DOING. -MM-HMM. -IT’S PURSUING EXTERNAL POWER. IT’S TRYING TO COVER A VERY DEEP PAIN — THE PAIN OF POWERLESSNESS, THE PAIN OF WANTING TO BELONG AND NOT BELONGING. SO, LET’S TALK ABOUT EXTERNAL POWER. I MEAN, WE LIVE IN A BOTOX WORLD WHERE EVERYBODY’S JUST TRYING TO STAY EXACTLY LIKE THEY WERE 20 YEARS AGO. SO, EXTERNAL POWER — BEAUTY, WHEN YOU USE YOUR BEAUTY, YOUR LOOKS, YOU CAR, YOUR STUFF, YOUR THINGS — EXTERNAL POWER. ALL OF THAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT AS EXTERNAL, Both: ALL OF THAT. -AND MORE. -AND MORE, OR COURSE. AND MORE. LIEUTENANTS GOT MORE — LIKE I WAS — HAD MORE EXTERNAL POWER THAN A PRIVATE, LIKE I WAS AT ONE TIME. BUT A MAJOR HAS GOT MORE, AND A GENERAL’S GOT MORE. WHEN YOU WALK INTO A BUILDING DOWNTOWN, THE PEOPLE WITH THE LEAST EXTERNAL POWER ARE IN THE BASEMENT, AND THEY’RE WEARING JEANS AND NOBODY SEES THEM. IF YOU HAVE A LITTLE MORE EXTERNAL POWER, YOU’RE WORKING ON A HIGHER FLOOR IN THE BUILDING AND NOW YOU’RE WEARING A SUIT, MAYBE. AND THEN IF YOU GO TO A HIGHER FLOOR, YOU’RE WEARING A TAILORED SUIT. -RIGHT. IF YOU GO TO ONE OF THE HIGHEST FLOORS, YOU’VE GOT A BIG OFFICE, AND YOU DON’T BUY YOUR SUITS, NOT EVEN IN SAKS OR NEIMAN’S. YOU HAVE IT MADE. -YEAH. AND THEN IF YOU GO AS HIGH AS THAT BUILDING GOES, YOU WEAR WHATEVER YOU WANT. YOU CAN WEAR FLIP-FLOPS TO WORK. YEAH. AND THE ORIENTATION IS, “I OWN THIS BUILDING.” AND THE ORIENTATION IS, “I OWN YOU.” THIS IS AN EXPERIENCE OF DEEP POWERLESSNESS. WE THINK THAT THESE KINDS OF PEOPLE HAVE THE MOST POWER. THEY HAVE THE LEAST POWER. THEY ARE IN THE GRIP… IT SURE DOES APPEAR LIKE THEY’VE GOT SOME POWER. WHEN IT’S YOUR BOSS AND HE’S WRITING YOUR PAYCHECK, I DON’T CARE WHAT HE’S WEARING, STILL FEELS LIKE HE HAS THE POWER. I’M NOT BACKING DOWN. OKAY, GO AHEAD. [ LAUGHTER ] NO, I KNOW OPRAH. SHE IS THE MOST WONDERFUL INTERVIEWER BECAUSE SHE ASKS QUESTIONS ABOUT EXACTLY WHAT NEEDS MOST ELUCIDATION. -YEAH. SHE CAN SENSE IN AN AUDIENCE WHEN PEOPLE ARE SAYING, [ Chuckling ] “NO. NO, NO, THAT’S NOT RIGHT,” AND ASKS EXACTLY THAT QUESTION. AND FEAR — WHEN YOU’RE IN A FRIGHTENED PART OF YOUR PERSONALITY, YOU’RE TRYING TO FILL A VACUUM, AND THERE’S NO END TO IT. IF YOU WERE A SEX ADDICT LIKE I WAS, THERE’S NO END TO SEX. YOU COULD BE COMPLETELY SATISFIED, AND 30 MINUTES LATER, THINKING ABOUT SEX. YOU COULD HAVE $17 MILLION A YEAR IN DISCRETIONARY INCOME, OR $152 MILLION, AND YOU’RE STILL THINKING ABOUT MORE. THAT’S THE BOTTOMLESS PIT. THAT IS POWERLESSNESS. YOU ARE CONTROLLED BY THE FRIGHTENED PARTS OF YOUR PERSONALITY. -MM-HMM. AND AUTHENTIC POWER IS RECOGNIZING THEM. IT’S NOT EASY TO SAY “NO” TO A GLASS OF SCOTCH WHEN YOU’RE ADDICTED TO ALCOHOL. IT’S NOT TO SAY “NO” TO A WILLING PARTNER WHEN YOU ARE A SEX ADDICT. IT’S NOT EASY TO SAY “NO” TO THE IMPULSE IN YOU THAT WANTS A BIGGER MOUNTAIN BIKE OR THE BEST DREADLOCKS DOWN TO YOUR WAIST, BECAUSE IT MAKES YOU FEEL BETTER THAN THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU. IN OTHER WORDS, THE PURSUIT OF EXTERNAL POWER DOESN’T HAVE TO DO WITH HOW MUCH OF ANYTHING MATERIAL YOU HAVE OR YOU DON’T HAVE. IT MANIFESTS ITSELF… AS TRYING TO MAKE YOURSELF — AS TRYING TO ACQUIRE THE ABILITY TO MANIPULATE AND CONTROL. SO WHEN YOU’RE A GENERAL, YOU’RE LIVING IN A WORLD YES-MEN, EXCEPT FOR GENERALS. WHEN YOU’RE A C.E.O., YOU’RE LIVING IN A WORLD OF YES-PEOPLE. LET’S TALK ABOUT WHAT IT IS TO LIVE AN AUTHENTICALLY-EMPOWERED LIFE. IT MEANS YOU ARE LINED UP — THIS IS HOW I SEE IT. IT’S WHAT I SAID AT THE END OF “THE OPRAH SHOW” EVERY SINGLE DAY, PARTICULARLY AFTER 1989 AND LINING UP WITH INTENTION. EVERY SINGLE DAY, I WAS LINED UP IN EXACTLY THE FLOW OF MY LIFE, WHICH IS WHAT I WANT FOR ALL OF YOU — TO BE IN EXACT ALIGNMENT, SERVING… THE ENERGY OF YOUR SOULS. SO, GARY SAYS, “WHEN THE PERSONALITY COMES…” TO FULLY SERVE THE ENERGY OF YOUR SOUL. AND WHEN YOU… YOU ARE USING YOUR PERSONALITY, YOUR LITTLE BOAT… -PRECISELY. -OKAY. YOU’RE USING YOUR LITTLE BOAT TO HONOR, TO HARMONIZE WITH, TO BE IN ALIGNMENT WITH THE MOTHER SHIP. THAT’S WHAT IT MEANS. YOU’RE USING YOUR LITTLE BOAT, YOUR LITTLE PERSONALITY, THE LITTLE YOU, TO LINE UP WITH THE MOTHER SHIP. AND IN ORDER TO DO THAT, YOU’VE GOT TO DO THE WORK TO KNOW WHAT THE MOTHER SHIP REALLY CAME TO DO. I’D LIKE TO ILLUSTRATE THAT BY AN EXAMPLE THAT YOU GAVE ME FROM — THAT YOU JUST GAVE ALL US FROM YOUR LIFE. YEAH. WHEN YOU SAW WHAT YOU SAW AND YOU SAID, “NO, I’M NOT SAYING ‘YES’.” -YEAH. -“I’M JUST NOT SAYING ‘YES’.” I WAS WITH YOU ONCE WHEN YOU SAID — WELL, I WON’T SAY HIS NAME, BUT YOU SAID, “I WAS JUST OFFERED…” AND YOU TOLD ME A NAME THAT WAS THE BIGGEST NAME IN ENTERTAINMENT IN THE WORLD. AND YOU SAID, “NO, I’M NOT HAVING HIM. I DON’T WANT THAT — I DON’T WANT THAT ON MY SHOW.” YOU KNOW, EVERY DAY ABC’S GOT STOCKHOLDERS REMINDING THEM AT THE END OF THE QUARTER, THEY WANT RETURNS. -MM-HMM. AND YOU’VE GOT A SYNDICATOR SAYING, “I WANT THOSE RATINGS UP. THEY’VE GOT TO BE UP, OPRAH.” -YEP. AND MORE IMPORTANT THAN ALL OF THAT, THERE’S A PART OF YOU THAT DOESN’T WANT TO SAY “NO,” AND IT WAS A FRIGHTENED PART OF YOU THAT KEPT SAYING, “YES, YES.” BUT IT WAS AN EMPOWERED, IT WAS A LOVING PART OF YOU THAT SAID, “NO.” AND YOU SAID YOU NEEDED TO FIND A COMMON THREAD BETWEEN WHAT’S VALUABLE TO YOU AND WHAT YOUR PRODUCERS WERE GIVING YOU AS AN INTENTION. AND I WOULD SUGGEST THAT WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IS LOVE. THERE’S GOT TO BE SOMETHING THERE OF VALUE. THE RATINGS ARE NOT ENOUGH. -MM-HMM. THE SENSATIONALISM IS NOT ENOUGH. THE CELEBRITY-DOM IS NOT ENOUGH. THERE’S GOT TO BE SOMETHING — THERE’S GOT TO BE AT LEAST A KERNEL… A KERNEL OF TRUTH THAT I CAN SIT IN, YEAH. AND THAT TRUTH IS LOVE. IT IS SOMETHING TO GIVE, TO GIVE TO PEOPLE. AND LIKE I MET GRANDMA LIBBY AFTER SHE DIED, YOU TOLD YOUR GRANDMA WHEN SHE SAID, “LOOK AT THIS, GIRL,” AND YOU’RE HANGING UP THE CLOTHES OUTSIDE IN MISSISSIPPI, “YOU’RE GONNA NEED THIS SOME DAY.” AND YOU TOLD HER, “NO, I’M NOT.” SO YOU KNEW, BUT IT WAS A WHILE LATER BEFORE YOU KNEW THAT YOU COULD USE WHAT YOU KNEW AND YOUR PERSONALITY AND REALLY START COOKING WITH GAS. AND THAT’S WHEN YOU KNEW INTENTION, AND THE INTENTION THAT REALLY PRODUCES RESULTS IS THE INTENTION OF LOVE. THE INTENTION OF LOVE. -YEAH. AND I JUST WANT TO SAY TO EVERYBODY, IF YOU’RE NOT LINED UP, YOU KNOW, THAT’S WHY YOU’RE HERE TODAY. ONE OF THE THINGS THIS KIND OF GATHERING WITH ALL OF THESE LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE, ALL OF US SEEKING THE SAME THING, THE HIGHER ORDER OF OURSELVES, IS TO LINE YOURSELF UP WITH THE MOTHER SHIP. AND WHEN YOU LINE UP WITH THE MOTHER SHIP, WHEN YOU START USING YOUR PERSONALITY TO SERVE THE GREATER CALLING THAT YOUR SOUL CAME HERE…FOR, NOBODY CAN TOUCH YOU. NOBODY CAN TOUCH YOU, BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT AUTHENTIC POWER IS. THAT’S WHERE — THAT’S WHEN YOU ARE YOUR STRONGEST. THAT’S WHEN YOU ARE YOUR MOST FORCEFUL AND YOUR BEST. WE LIVE IN THIS WORLD WHERE EVERYBODY’S TRYING TO BE LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE. WE’RE ALL INSTAGRAM-ING. I LOVE INSTAGRAM, BUT YOU WANT TO HAVE THE SAME LIP. EVERYBODY HAS THE SAME LIP AND FOREHEAD. I LOOK ON TV, EVERYBODY GOT THE SAME FOREHEAD. NOBODY’S FOREHEAD’S MOVING. THEY’RE JUST TALKING OUT OF THEIR LIP. WE’RE ALL JUST TRYING TO LOOK LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE. THE POWER IS USING THE ENERGY OF YOUR PERSONALITY TO SERVE THAT BIG MOTHER SHIP. AND WHEN YOU CAN DO THAT, YOU ARE UNSTOPPABLE. AND THAT’S WHY YOU WERE BORN. THAT’S WHY YOU WERE BORN. THAT’S WHY YOU’RE HERE. YOU’RE HERE TO LINE UP WITH THAT THING. SO, I WANT TO TALK ABOUT OUR WORLD TODAY. I ONLY HAVE A FEW MORE MINUTES. -NOW, CAN I SAY ONE THING? FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE CLAPPING, THE NEXT TIME YOU’RE IN A POWER STRUGGLE WITH SOMEONE, REMEMBER THESE WORDS. THAT’S THE TIME TO CREATE AUTHENTIC POWER. THE NEXT TIME YOU’RE FEELING INADEQUATE, YOU DON’T WANT TO GET OUT OF BED, OR YOU WANT TO KILL SOMEONE OR YOU WANT TO KILL YOURSELF, REMEMBER, THAT’S THE TIME TO CREATE AUTHENTIC POWER. THAT IS THE TIME TO REACH FOR THE HEALTHIEST, MOST GROUNDED, WHOLESOME PART OF YOUR PERSONALITY AND ACT FROM THAT NO MATTER WHAT YOU’RE FEELING. ‘CAUSE AUTHENTIC POWER IS THE ABILITY TO DISTINGUISH WITHIN YOURSELF THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LOVE AND FEAR. AND CHOOSE LOVE NO MATTER WHAT’S HAPPENING INSIDE OF YOU OR WHAT’S HAPPENING OUTSIDE OF YOU. AND THAT’S IT. I WANT TO TALK ABOUT OUR WORLD TODAY AND HOW THE LESSONS FROM THE EVENING’S “SUPER SOUL” CAN SPEAK TO TIMES WE’RE LIVING IN. AND YOU TITLED OUR CONVERSATION TODAY, “THE NEW PERCEPTION OF COMMUNITY AND THE SOUL.” AND YOU TALK ABOUT THE UNIVERSAL HUMAN, THAT IT’S TIME FOR US TO STEP INTO WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A UNIVERSAL HUMAN. WE ALL KNOW HOW POLARIZED WE ARE IN THE WORLD TODAY. IT SEEMS LIKE IT’S JUST ACCEPTED. MORE DIVIDED WE ARE THAN EVER, AND WE — ACTUALLY, IT FEELS IN SOME PLACES, IN PARTS OF OUR COUNTRY, BECOMES SPLINTERED. AND I KNOW YOU BELIEVE THAT ONE OF THE SOLUTIONS IS FOR US TO STEP INTO WHAT YOU CALL THE UNIVERSAL HUMAN. WELL, YOU CAN’T STEP INTO IT. YOU GOT TO CREATE AUTHENTIC POWER, AND THAT WILL LEAD YOU INTO IT. -MM-HMM. -BUT I ALSO WANT TO SAY CLEARLY, THAT FROM MY PERCEPTION, WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE WORLD TODAY AND SPECIFICALLY IN THIS COUNTRY, BECAUSE NOW WE HAVE AN ADMINISTRATION WHICH IS ENCOURAGING HATE CRIMES, WHICH IS ENCOURAGING DIVISION, WHICH IS ENCOURAGING FEAR. -YEAH. -THAT WE MIGHT — WE HAVE A TENDENCY TO THINK THAT’S BECAUSE… WE’RE LIVING IN A WORLD OF FEAR-BASED LEADERSHIP, WHICH IS ONLY GONNA LEAD TO MORE FEAR AND MORE FEAR AND CREATE MORE FEAR UNLESS WE, THE PEOPLE, CAN AUTHENTICALLY ALIGN WITH OURSELVES. Woman: OPRAH FOR PRESIDENT! [ CHUCKLES ] [ CHEERS ] NO, THANK YOU. NO, THANK YOU. WASN’T TRYING TO GET THAT, BUT… THOSE WERE EXACTLY MY SENTIMENTS ABOUT THREE ELECTIONS AGO. BUT SHE WASN’T LISTENING. THANK YOU FOR THE THOUGHT, NO, THANK YOU. BUT WHAT I WANT TO SUGGEST IS THIS. THERE IS THIS, IN MY PERCEPTION, MISCONCEPTION THAT IF WE ELECTED SOMEONE ELSE, THINGS WOULD CHANGE. AND I WANT TO SUGGEST THAT THAT’S NOT THE CASE. IF YOU LOOK AT ALL OF OUR SOCIAL STRUCTURES, WHICH I’VE BEEN DOING, AND GOVERNANCE IS ONE OF THEM, THEY’RE ALL BASED ON FEAR. THEY’RE ALL BASED ON FEAR, SO OUR SYSTEM OF GOVERNANCE — REPRESENTATIVE, CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRACY — IS NOT BROKEN. IT’S PERFECT. IT’S DOING WHAT IT IS DESIGNED TO DO. BUT WHAT IT WAS DESIGNED TO DO IS HARNESS CONFLICTING PURSUITS OF EXTERNAL POWER FOR THE COMMON GOOD. NOW, WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE COMMON GOOD IS COUNTER-PRODUCTIVE TO OUR REVOLUTION? WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE PURSUIT OF EXTERNAL POWER PRODUCES ONLY VIOLENCE AND DESTRUCTION? THAT IS WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW. SO, HOW CAN YOU CHANGE A WORLD THAT’S BUILT ON EXTERNAL POWER? YOU CAN TRY TO CHANGE OTHER PEOPLE, BUT THAT’S THE PURSUIT OF EXTERNAL POWER. SO YOU’RE ADDING MORE TO THE WORLD OF WHAT THE WORLD IS ALREADY MADE OF. THE ONLY WAY TO CHANGE IT IS TO CONTRIBUTE SOMETHING NEW TO IT. AND THAT IS AUTHENTIC POWER. THAT IS LOVE. IF YOU HATE THOSE WHO HATE, YOU STEP INTO THE DARKNESS WITH THEM. IF YOU HAVE NO COMPASSION FOR THOSE THOSE WHO HAVE NO COMPASSION, WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOU AND THEM? SO, THE ONLY WAY TO CHANGE THE WORLD IS TO CHANGE YOURSELF. SO A LOT OF YOU DON’T BELIEVE THAT. YOU HEAR IT, AND YOU LIKE IT. YEAH. THANK YOU. I UNDERSTAND THAT RECOGNITION. BUT IT’S DEEPER THAN THAT. ONCE THE RECOGNITION COMES TO YOU, LIKE OPRAH, IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE. YOU ARE EACH VEHICLES OF GLOBAL TRANSFORMATION. AND THAT FLIES IN THE FACE OF THE INTELLECT OF FIVE-SENSORY OF LOGIC, BUT THE HEART UNDERSTANDS IT. THE HEART UNDERSTANDS IT, AND NOW YOU UNDERSTAND IT JUST IN THAT ILLUSTRATION OF BABY RYAN, FOUR DAYS ON THE EARTH. LOOK AT WHAT A SOUL — IT HAD TO BE A LARGE SOUL — A LITTLE BABY… YES, LITTLE BABY RYAN WAS A PERSONALITY. THAT WAS THE FOUR-POUND ENTITY. -YEAH. THE SOUL IS HUGE. -HUGE. -AND… -AS IS YOURS. -AS IS YOURS. THAT’S WHAT I’M SAYING — AS IS YOURS. SO, LOOK AT THE IMPACT THAT FOUR DAYS ON EARTH DID. SO, IF YOU’RE BLAMING OUR PRESIDENT OR IF YOU’RE BLAMING OUR ADMINISTRATION OR IF YOU’RE BLAMING ALL OF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE BIGOTED, UNDERSTAND THAT THEY ARE IN PAIN… UNDERSTAND THAT THEY ARE EXPERIENCING POWERLESSNESS. NOW, HOW WILL YOU… RESPOND TO THAT? IF YOU RESPOND WITH THE SAME KIND OF VISCERAL, UNAWARE, WHICH MEANS IGNORANT, WHICH MEANS UNCONSCIOUS, FEAR THAT YOU ARE ENCOUNTERING, YOU ARE ADDING MORE OF THAT TO THE WORLD. AND THAT’S WHY IT’S SO DIFFICULT TO GROW SPIRITUALLY, TO CREATE AUTHENTIC POWER. AND WHEN YOU CHALLENGE TO PART OF YOU THAT WANTS TO REACT WITH FEAR, THAT’S WHERE THE SPIRITUAL RUBBER MEETS THE SPIRITUAL ROAD. AND YOU CAN HEAR AS MANY TALKS AND BE AS INSPIRED AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN BE, AND THERE’S VALUE IN ALL OF THAT IF THE INTENTION BEHIND THE TALK OR THE INSPIRATION WAS LOVE. BUT YOU’VE GOT TO PUT IT INTO PRACTICE. YOU’VE GOT TO GO HOME WITH YOUR CHILDREN, WITH YOUR HUSBAND, WITH THE PERSON YOU DON’T GET ALONG WITH OR THE PERSON YOU DO, AND THEN START TO APPLY WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT — CREATING AUTHENTIC POWER, DISTINGUISHING BETWEEN LOVE AND FEAR IN YOURSELF AND CHOOSING LOVE, EVEN WHEN THE OTHER PERSON’S WRONG. EVEN WHEN THE OTHER PERSON’S BRUTAL. EVEN WHEN THE OTHER PERSON IS A TORTURER, YES, YES, YES. OUR DEAR FRIEND, AND YOURS LONG BEFORE MINE, MAYA ANGELOU, SAID SO MANY WONDERFUL THINGS FREQUENTLY. ONE OF THEM IS, “WE’RE MUCH MORE ALIKE THAN WE ARE DIFFERENT.” DO YOU KNOW THAT THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS RACE? THERE IS NOT. THERE IS NOT, GENETICISTS AND ANTHROPOLOGISTS DISCARDED THAT TERM 50 YEARS AGO. THEY’RE ONLY ETHNIC DIFFERENCES. IN OTHER WORDS, THE DIFFERENCE IN THE COLOR OF MY SKIN AND THE COLOR OF YOUR SKIN IS NO MORE SIGNIFICANT GENETICALLY, THAN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE COLOR OF MY EYES AND THE COLOR OF MY GRANDDAUGHTER’S EYES. LET THAT SINK IN. WHEN YOU SAY “BROTHER” AND “SISTER,” UNDERSTAND THAT’S REAL. IF YOU WANT TO USE ANTHROPOLOGISTS AS A SOURCE — THERE MAY NOT BE RACE, BUT THERE IS DEFINITELY RACISM. -THERE IS RACISM. -RACISM. IT IS ABUNDANT EVERYWHERE — EVERYWHERE. AND ESPECIALLY PEOPLE OF COLOR KNOW IT. NO MATTER HOW IT APPEARS OTHERWISE, THERE IS RACISM. SO HOW CAN THERE BE RACISM WITHOUT RACE? FEAR. FEAR OF DIFFERENCES. -YEP. -FEAR OF DIFFERENCE — THAT’S WHAT FORMS COMMUNITY. AND THAT BRINGS US BACK TO HOW WE OPENED THIS TALK. -YEAH. -COMMUNITY — MOST PEOPLE WHO ARE FIVE-SENSORY THINK THAT COMMUNITY IS A GOOD THING. IT BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER WHO THINK ALIKE, BEHAVE ALIKE, TALK ALIKE, ACT ALIKE, AND IT GIVES THEM A SHELTER… AGAINST PEOPLE WHO DON’T, AND THEY ARE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT IN THE COMMUNITY. AS WE BECOME MULTI-SENSORY, WE BEGIN TO SEE SOMETHING SO SHOCKINGLY STOCK-EVIDENT THAT WE CAN’T IMAGINE WE DIDN’T SEE IT BEFORE. COMMUNITIES DO NOT BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER. THEY KEEP THEM APART. [ APPLAUSE ] IN OTHER WORDS… IF YOU’RE ONLY ASSOCIATING WITH PEOPLE LIKE YOU, PEOPLE WHO THREATEN YOU THE LEAST, YOU ARE EXCLUDING ALMOST ALL OF THE WORLD FROM YOUR COMMUNITY. SO THINK ABOUT A COMMUNITY THAT DOES NOT EXCLUDE ANYONE. A COMMUNITY THAT DOES NOT EXCLUDE ANYONE. THAT WOULD BE THE BIGGEST COMMUNITY. NOW, GIVE THAT A CAPITAL “B” AND A CAPITAL “C.” THAT IS THE BIGGEST COMMUNITY, AND THAT’S THE COMMUNITY THAT I STRIVE… TO BE THE UNIVERSAL HUMAN IN THAT COMMUNITY. THAT IS THE SAME AS BEING A UNIVERSAL HUMAN. AND I BELIEVE, OPRAH, THAT THAT IS THE COMMUNITY THAT YOU SPEAK TO AND THAT YOU’VE USED TELEVISION SO WELL AND EVERYTHING ELSE YOU DO — MOVIES, STAGE, “O” MAGAZINE — IT IS ADDRESSING THE POTENTIAL OF THE UNIVERSAL HUMAN. OR, TO PUT IT IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY, THE BIGGEST COMMUNITY. THE BIGGEST COMMUNITY. THE BIGGEST COMMUNITY. OUR UNIVERSAL COMMUNITY. WE COULD TALK ALL DAY. THANK YOU, GARY ZUKAV. [ APPLAUSE, CHEERING ] THANK YOU, GARY. THANK YOU. WOW, GOOD. GOOD WORK — YOU’VE DONE A LOT OF GOOD WORK.
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So obviously you do love your cars and now of course you race, you are yes King Occasionally yeah, yeah historic racing yeah, so what are you racing the track um what I have gone is a Ford Falcon 1964 Ford Falcon, it’s a big sort of you know 4.7 liter v8. And and very very light isn’t that like lambda yachting Exactly, it’s it’s got a certain floppiness to it so obviously driving the Kia But you know one of my worries about coming on the show Was that I think that people know that I’m a car enthusiast and that I have done some racing and that they will assume that In the reasonably priced car I’ll be I’ll be very good when there’s absolutely No guarantee of that whatsoever Because there is a very particular thing And a little slow learner of cows and all that I was keen to I was keen never go so I had to go well Who here would like to see you Rowan’s lap? Like you were using launch control You look a bit nervous if I may say yeah, all wide line like a Formula One driver flew there and Wide on the way out as well of you smooth If the submissiveness Yes here we are into their Hammerhead keeping it between the lines obviously the slower you appear to be going and that does appear to be very slow indeed Sometimes the faster it is it doesn’t look too bad, but what do you think? Keeping it very tight on the runway. That’s a new interesting line second-to-last corner that is Beautifully angled and Gambon no drama no histrionics across the line Where’s the ball where do you think he might have come The man at the very top is a Johnny Bishop the northern comedian followed by Ross Noble the northern comedian Yeah, well I was born in the north so many of course you’re from the same neck of the woods is Ross Noble So you’re looking at the top you have Matt Oh no no no I’m yeah, exactly one one looked up there, but there’s absolutely no reason why I should be there It would be I felt as though I did okay, but not great. That’s my you okay Well at the very top it is Bishop on. What is he 142 eight so Rowan occurs? You did it one good 40 excellent, too Well that was actually remarkable because we did Genuinely think when Bishop did that time and was so much faster than Tom Cruise it would never be Beaten no no the Tom Cruise thing It is 30 you know and what is very interesting is that all your lap times were incredibly consistent? As is the mark of a great racing driver vocation posh turns out You’re in the wrong career So I mean a lot of people think that you’ve already been on this show yes ladies and gentlemen he has now Rowan Atkinson