The Most Powerful 2 Minute Video You’ll Watch Today – Dr. Maya Angelou

Whether you are religious or not. Faith is powerful in any form. Dr. Maya Angelou was one of the wisest and most inspirational human beings in history. May she rest in peace.

Maya Angelou was a famous American poet and author. She first rose to province through her buetifully written and powerfully uplifting memoir I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings. A fiercely honest coming of age story about Maya growing up in a prejudicial America, becoming a mother at 16 & the hard lessons she learned along the way.

In 2013, Maya appeared on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday. A podcast on which Oprah personally selects the most interesting people to speak with.

Dr. Maya Angelou speaks about joining the Unity Church in her 20’s and the powerful lesson she was taught by her late mentor Fred Wilkerson. Watch as she is moved to tears while recalling the revelation that changed her life forever.

“I can do anything.” – Maya Angelou

Dr. Maya Angelou teaches us that strength of character will deliver from any dark path and faith and integrity will make sure you’re walking in the right direction.

No matter the difficulties you face in life remember the words of Martin Luther King Jr “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.” Be brave enough to live a life of integrity and meaning and you will light others paths along the way.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – A Poem by Dr. Maya Angelou

Written in 1969, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, is as powerful today as the day it was penned.

Maya Angelou was challenged by her friend, author James Baldwin, to write an autobiography that was also a piece of literature. What emerged was one of the most powerful pieces of writing of the modern era.

A free bird leaps
on the back of the wind
and floats downstream
till the current ends
and dips his wing
in the orange sun rays
and dares to claim the sky.

You can listen to the rest of this beautiful poem below..

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