Oprah and Dr. Robin Smith

robinsmith2She was on top of the world. Psychologist. Bestselling author. Ordained minister. Thirty-five appearances on the Oprah show.

And then life happened to Dr. Robin Smith.

She was in a serious car accident. Her home was flooded and later burglarized. Her beloved pet died. She lost her money.

She lost her way.

Yesterday, Dr. Smith sat down with Oprah on Super Soul Sunday to share her experiences and reveal how she found light after the darkest of days.

In a very moving hour, Dr. Smith described the hunger or “emotional anorexia” that permeated most of her life. This state occurs whenever people call themselves full while living off the crumbs of life.

Throughout the telecast Oprah and Dr. Smith referred to the following quote from C.S. Lewis:

Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pain. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.

At first, Dr. Smith wondered why God had to get so loud, but eventually realized that a megaphone was needed to rouse a dying Robin. The universe did not want her to settle for emotional crumbs and call it a meal.

While healing, Dr. Smith started writing her book, Hunger: The Truth About Being Full. The experience was a cathartic one that helped her reclaim parts of herself. She was only able to release the book  once she was shackle-free.

Quotable Quotes…

  • Universe is on time and on point, every moment.
  • The soul is an unshackled core of energy and light that mirrors back its own beauty.
  • It only takes two, God and I are enough!
  • Adulthood is here to address the unfinished business of childhood.
  • Freedom is being who you are, unapologetically.
  • Put your vulnerability in the light and it will be embraced and feel warm.
  • Be quiet enough to hear God’s voice so you can find your own. (Dr. Smith’s parents)
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