Editor’s Advice: Words of Wisdom From Rapper 50 Cent

Sometimes light bulb moments come from the most unlikely places. Recently I sat down on a Sunday night to watch an episode of “Oprah’s Next Chapter” on the OWN Network, where Oprah Winfrey interviewed rapper 50 cent. The goal was to reveal the real man named Curtis James Jackson — the one behind the bad boy persona.

I decided to tune in because I heard he would be revealing his spiritual side, and I know he is working to feed children in Africa through the sales of his energy drink “Street King.” However, I can honestly say I didn’t expect to come away with a golden nugget of advice from the rapper … but that is exactly what happened!

At one point, Oprah said to him: “I’m stunned by your whole persona. You seem like a gentle soul.” She asked about when he was shot nine times in front of his grandmother’s home, and specifically asked “Are you afraid to die?”

50 Cent said “no” because he knows he is not in control, and that when there doesn’t seem to be an answer for something, he turns to a “higher power.” And then came the nugget…

“Either pray or worry, don’t do both,” he told Oprah.

This simple statement gets right to the heart of it. If we have faith in something greater than ourselves, and we choose to pray to a higher power, why do we then continue to worry about the situation?  We simply can’t have faith and worry at the same time.

This is also true with the law of attraction. We are told to ask and believe, but before the receive comes the letting go. However many of us ask, believe … and then worry!

I really wanted to share this with our readers who may have missed the interview, as the statement he made really stayed with me. The next time I say a prayer, or ask the universe, God, spirit or a higher power for guidance or help, I will remember the prayer means I no longer have to worry about a solution. I just need to know it’s on its way, and remember to say “thank you” when it arrives. I hope you will do the same.

Thank you Curtis Jackson, a.k.a. 50 Cent. Maybe you can write a rap around that golden nugget!



VIDEO: Oprah Talks Transcendental Meditation

During a recent interview on The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah told Dr. Oz about her recent experience with learning Transcendental Meditation, and how she is “one thousand percent better” when she centers herself using the technique each day. She also shared it with her staff, who has seen improvements as well.

Watch the interview below:

VIDEO: Inside Oprah’s New Show Starting Jan. 1

Oprah Winfrey is coming back! But this time she is leaving the studio behind and hitting the road!

Starting New Year’s Day, her primetime series “Oprah’s Next Chapter” will premiere on the OWN Network at 9 p.m. ET/PT, and feature a visit with Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler at his New Hampshire home for an interview on a number of topics, from his years of drug addiction, his complicated relationships with ex-wives, and “American Idol,” according to a report by Aceshowbiz.com.

“After 25 years I got myself out of the studio chairs. I moved into the next chapter, and I am having more fun than ever – moving around the country and the world talking to people I’m really interested in getting to know, and I think viewers will be, too,” Winfrey said. “It is so energizing to be out and about in the world exploring new people, new places and new ideas.”

Future episodes will see Oprah traveling to Haiti with actor, Sean Penn; touring Skywalker Ranch with George Lucas; walking on fire with Tony Robbins; having a slumber party with chef Paula Deen at her Georgia estate, and learning more about Transcendental Meditation in a small Iowa town, AOL TV reported.

“I sat at the dinner table with a Hasidic Jewish family and tried to explain to the children who have never seen a television what TV is … can you imagine?” Winfrey said in the AOL report. “I fire-walked with Tony Robbins — never pictured myself doing that! I celebrated the power of God and community with Joel Osteen, and I’m planning a trip with Deepak Chopra to India where I’ve never been.”

See a sneak peek video of the new show below!