Oprah Winfrey is awfully fond of giving things away -- cars, trips to Australia, cruises -- and in her first visit to “The Late Show” in eight years Thursday night, she shared something truly priceless with David Letterman: her mantra.
Winfrey, in town to promote “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” -- the movie formerly known as “The Butler” -- spent much of the interview touting meditation. As she explained, Winfrey brought meditation to her company in 2010 “because it makes for a better environment when everybody is focused and of one mind and doing well.”
That’s why the former daytime queen was excited for a meditation challenge she and Deepak Chopra have organized.
“What kind of challenge is it? It’s not like track and field, for God’s sakes,” Letterman wondered.
“No,” Winfrey replied calmly, “You go online, Oprah.com, and you can sign up and it’s free because I want more people to meditate.”
Letterman claimed that he too had enlisted a guy known as “Meditation Bob” to teach his staff to meditate. “It was like four nights and a thing and then now I can meditate any time I want,” he said.