Oprah Winfrey in O June 2014: Don't Fear Aging, Embrace It!

Posted Thursday May 8, 2014 2:03 PM GMT

Slipping on a gorgeous Badgley Mischka gown, Oprah Winfrey struck a pose for the June 2014 issue of O, The Magazine.

After her photo shoot with Ruven Afanador, the 60-year-old talk show host opened up about growing older and why she doesn't fear aging.

Check out highlights from Oprah's interview below and for more head over to O!

On her red Badgley Mischka gown at the cover shoot:
“Welcome to the glamour life class!”

Oprah on being comfortable in the skin she’s in:
“One day I literally woke up and thought ‘My god, these knees have been with me for 60 years. Wow! I’ve had these elbows for 60 years. My heart has been beating for 60 years. The feet I stand on have carried me for 60 years.’ And when you think about it that way, you can be nothing but grateful.”

On getting older:
“Call me crazy, but I’ve never really understood our culture’s fear of getting older. The way I see it, every year can be a brand new journey. Think about it: You get one chance to be 25…38…44…61…and every age before and between. Why wouldn’t you want to experience all the wonder in each step on your path?”

On not looking back on the years that have passed:
“If you’re blessed to enough to grow older, there’s so much wisdom to be gained from celebrating the process with vibrancy and vigor and grace.”

Photo Credit: Ruven Afanador for O Magazine