OPRAH TALKS WITH TRAVEL WRITER PICO IYER ABOUT BRINGING STILLNESS INTO OUR LIVES ON AN ALL-NEW “SUPER SOUL SUNDAY” AIRING THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 8 ON OWN
Oprah is joined by bestselling author and travel writer Pico Iyer for a conversation about the benefits of bringing stillness into our lives and how to find balance when making a living and making a life sometimes point in opposite directions. Iyer, a lifelong traveler who has journeyed all over the world from India to Ethiopia and Cuba to Kathmandu, realized early on that our lives are crowded, chaotic and noisy, and there has never been a greater need to slow down, tune out and give ourselves permission to be still. It is the focus of his latest book, “The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere,” which considers the unexpected adventure of staying put and that sitting quietly in a room just might be the ultimate adventure. He also shares how we can take our feelings of home with us wherever we go. It was something he learned firsthand after narrowly escaping a forest fire that destroyed his childhood home and nearly all of his possessions.