The Conversation

FILE - In this April 14, 2011 file publicity image released by OWN, Oprah Winfrey presents at the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
FILE - In this April 14, 2011 file publicity image released by OWN, Oprah Winfrey presents at the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network portion of the Discovery Communications Upfront in New York. Winfrey is tasked with rescuing OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, after a disappointing first year. (AP Photo/OWN, George Burns) MANDATORY CREDIT: GEORGE BURNS/OWN

It's Launch Day.

The beginning of our brand new special section of OWN, The Oprah Winfrey Network, on one of the most respected, energizing digital platforms worldwide, The Huffington Post. Thank you, Arianna, for allowing us to extend "the conversation" about empowerment and how we can grow and evolve ourselves to the truest expression of who we each are meant to be. This is my calling, my heart's deepest desire: to fulfill my highest potential and to share what I know to help you do the same.

One of my favorite quotes comes from Thought Leader and Wisdom Teacher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin: "We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience."

My ultimate intention during the 25 year run of the Oprah show was to offer ways for us to see that we are all connected in our humanity and our desire for something greater... to know the depths of our spiritual selves.

With our network, OWN, we have the unique opportunity to go straight to the heart of that intention with programming like Lifeclass, Super Soul Sunday, and Master Class. Even my interviews with celebrities on Next Chapter are designed to elicit life lessons and insights that bring real value to our viewers.

Lifeclass brings together audiences with some of the best "life instructors" I come across in my work. People like Pastor Joel Osteen, Iyanla Vanzant, Pastor Rick Warren, Deepak Chopra, Bishop T.D. Jakes and Master Life Coach Tony Robbins to name a few. We've covered topics like: How to live your life on purpose. How to have the hard conversations. Getting over guilt. Mastering your dreams into reality. Every Lifeclass is a wakeup call to take charge and manifest your own destiny.

Super Soul Sunday -- my favorite show on OWN. I'm always ecstatic with joy to sit down one-on-one with today's Thought Leaders and Wisdom Teachers. For me, the highlight of my career thus far has been to have these soul-to-soul conversations, with people like Ram Dass, Eckhart Tolle, Jean Houston and Marianne Williamson

I've had many an a-ha watching Jane Fonda, Sidney Poitier, Jay-Z and many others share their defeats and triumphs in Master Class, where our world legends and iconic figures share stories of their life lessons to help us better see our own. Through the lens of "what was this experience here to teach me" we get to see that all of Life is a class. How fortunate when we can choose to be our own Masters.

These are fragile, turbulent, challenging, exciting and often frightening times. More than ever we need to be in touch with our internal GPS -- the inner voice that knows right from wrong that's always guiding us True North. I want to use this fantastic web space to help point us there.

Understanding that we are all more powerful than we know -- that we are all connected to something bigger than ourselves -- is the real conversation I want to have. In many ways, it is the only conversation, I believe, truly worth having. So let's continue this conversation together here at the OWN section of The Huffington Post.