ET sat down with the media mogul on Tuesday to talk about her latest business venture -- O, That's Good! foods -- and not surprisingly, Winfrey had the national tragedy still on her mind. Winfrey says she heard about the Vegas shooting through a text from her best friend, Gayle King.
"And I have to tell you, I feel the same way the whole country feels," Winfrey tells ET's Kevin Frazier and Nancy O'Dell. "I feel like my soul is aching for the country."
Winfrey would often discuss tragedies on her legendary talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and she has some words of wisdom for those struggling to come to terms with the shooting.
"There's not a day that goes by where I'm not putting on my shoes, or brushing my teeth, where I just think about the ordinariness of, people who just went to a concert, or the ordinariness of the day from people from 9/11, who were just doing an ordinary thing, and then you never get home," she says. "So, I would say that these days of crisis and tragedy are to remind us all to be present in the ordinariness of our lives, that actually turns out to be extraordinary, when the person you love doesn't come home at night."
"I pay attention to things, you know?" she adds. "This is to make us all more awakened about our own life, and the fact that it shows up this way is a horror. But, as I heard someone say, seeing people coming together, helping each other -- whether it's this crisis we're in or what we saw weeks ago in, in Houston, in Florida, and now in Puerto Rico -- it shows the humanity of us all. So, it's an opportunity to show the best of ourselves, when the worst shows up."
Winfrey also encourages people to continue to have faith.
"I would say, we can't allow ourselves to be frightened into not living our lives, and I think that we have to keep going and we have to keep going with the faith that thing will get better," she says. "And things will get better when we make them better."
Tune in to ET on Wednesday, Oct. 4, for more with Winfrey and her new line of heat-and-eat comfort food with a nutritional twist.
On Monday, ET spoke to country duo Big & Rich -- who performed at the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival just 90 minutes prior to Jason Aldean's set, when a gunman opened fire -- who described the horrifying scene.