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By Anonym 15 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

You must be ready in mind, body, and spirit before you can make a change. People cannot convince you to do it. You cannot force you to do it. Everything you think, say, and do until that happens is just preparation. So love yourself right now. Honor yourself. Keep talking to yourself. Keep thinking ready thoughts. In the meantime, try to remember you will not be ready until you are ready.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

You're never healing the level you're on. You're always healing the level you came from. For example, you know things today that you didn't know in your first marriage.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

I took my kids everywhere. I didn't have money for child care, so I took them to college with me and they sat in the hallway.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

When you don't show up as who you are, people fall in love with who you're not. Then when they find out who you are, that's when they leave.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

Everyone is always looking for their beloved. Well, why can't you be your own beloved? Fall in love with yourself.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

Perhaps you went to bed last night thinking about the overdue bills, the lack of finances, the problematic people and situations you have to face. This morning you woke up. Did you give thanks? If you didn't, it is probably because you forgot that when praise goes up, the blessings come down. That should be enough to inspire you to be thankful.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

When you are not happy where you are, and you are not quite sure if you want to leave or how to leave, you are in the meantime.  Its a state of limbo.  You are hanging on, ready to let go, afraid to fall, not wanting to hurt yourself, afraid you will hurt someone else.  In the meantime, you pray the other person will let go first so that you will not feel guilty.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

Gratitude is like a magnet; the more grateful you are, the more you will receive to be grateful for.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

Learning to trust yourself and what you know takes time and work. You cannot expect to eradicate a lifetime of misguided information overnight. You must make a continuous, conscious effort to get on good terms with you.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

WE [black women] HAVE ADAPTED TO A SOCIETY THAT DOES'NT HONOR US.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

A change of perspective may be all it takes to transform a painful experience into a powerful growth experience.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

The way you get more is by having a daily spiritual practice.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

Changing your life does not always mean that you stop doing certain things. It may mean that you start doing certain other things. What you really want to do is nurture the attitude that you are open to learning more about yourself. Accepting more about yourself. This is what will inspire you to do something new.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

Speak and live in simple sentences. Bring closure -- put a period to -- those experiences that you don't want to carry on forever and ever. Use commas in those places where you're still growing... and use exclamation points at the end of every lesson.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

The best students get the hardest lessons.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

When you give to others to the degree that you sacrifice yourself, you make the other person a thief.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

In 2002, my daughter was diagnosed with a rare form of colon cancer. And it was such a shock, a surprise to us.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

It is an honor and a privilege to be of service and support; however, I realize people are not putting their confidence in me. Instead, they are actually learning to trust themselves. My job is to affirm and support them in the process and teach them to do what I do when I need strength: I begin within.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

Love is durable. It's like Teflon. ...Trust is like fine china. Secrets destroy trust.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

You have a right to your thoughts and feelings. Your feelings are always valid.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

I think as men begin to see things that address them, they will feel that they can relate. They can't relate to 'Basketball Wives,' 'Housewives of Atlanta.' I am not judging or criticizing those shows at all; what I am saying is the perspective is not necessarily the male perspective. 'Iyanla: Fix My Life' is inclusive of everyone.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

Sitting alone, listening to the sound of your breath, the beating of your heart is a reminder that you are sacred and blessed.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

The key to success is not what you do, it is how you feel about what you are doing.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

The process of life is ever unfolding, guiding you, pushing you, preparing you for the next part of the process. Difficult challenges, bad days, upset feelings, moments of confusion are part of life's process. Perhaps these things are there to keep us alert, to make us stronger, or to test our resolve to keep moving forward.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

People have a right to change their minds and it has absolutely nothing to do with you. People change. As people change, their needs change. When people have a need, it is their responsibility to themselves to see their needs are met. And it has absolutely nothing to do with you.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

When you need to be loved, you take love wherever you can find it. When you are desperate to be loved, feel love, know love, you seek out what you think love should look like. When you find love, or what you think love is, you will lie, kill, and steal to keep it. But learning about real love comes from within. It cannot be given. It cannot be taken away. It grows from your ability to re-create within yourself, the essence of loving experiences you have had in your life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

Everyone has something that blocks us from the full experience and expression of our nobility.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

Affirm: I now willingly release all negative beliefs about myself, my life and all other people. I now forgive myself for thinking I ever did anything wrong. I am now filled with the love and the Power that I am. For this I am so grateful! And so it is!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

Your greatest adversary is also your greatest teacher. Like it or not, it is the job of certain people to bring out the worst in you. What they trigger is already in you. They are here to reveal the sore, tender wounded places in your heart and mind, and they are providing you with a wonderful and divine opportunity for healing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

After being on 'Oprah' for a couple of months, I got my first royalty check for $1,478,392.17. I will never forget it. At the height of my career, I made $3.3 million. Unbelievable. From welfare in the projects to $3.3 million.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

Be patient when it seems things are not going right and may never be right again. Accept that what is yours will come to you in the right way at just the right moment.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

Authenticity means that you must do what you do the way you do it and allow everyone else the same courtesy.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

Your job, work, life assignment must be the spark that fuels your fire. It must be a passion that you pursue. You must want it enough to do it for free. You must be willing to stick with it, taking the ups and downs, giving it all that you are for as long as you can! You’ve got to taste it, smell it, know it whether you are awake or asleep. If you do not have a lustful passion for your work, you really need to find something else to do.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

When we want to move beyond the pain, when we want to feel better, when we are ready to move beyond where we are, emotionally and spiritually, we must forgive.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

Once you get clear on who you are, what you do, and what you have been CALLED to do, you become powerful.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

Comparison is an act of violence against the self.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

Till your mental soil with determination. Fertilize your emotional soil with positive words. And plant the seed of your heart's desire with your disciplined efforts.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

If you're not willing to let your partner see your cellulite or know your biggest fears, then you aren't really ready to share yourself.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

Each day, focus your attention on what you want. Each day, take one step that will bring you closer to it. ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE! The key is to identify it, claim it for yourself, and believe that you are worthy to have it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

I think most people think that a spiritual path or growing spiritually means that all of a sudden you'll be able to forecast the six lotto numbers and all your bills will be paid.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

Everything that's happening in our world is a function of what is going on inside of people. We are violent in our minds. We are violent with one another. We walk past one another in the street and don't even look nor make eye contact - don't speak. We can be outraged about the missiles and the planes. I'm more outraged that somebody will walk past me in the street and not look me in the face and say good morning.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

Loving yourself has nothing to do with being selfish, self-centered or self-engrossed. It means that you accept yourself for what you are. Loving yourself means that you accept responsibility for your own development, growth and happiness.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

You are the love you seek. You are the companionship you desire. You are your own completion, your own wholeness. You are your best friend, your confidant. 'You are,' as poetess Audre Lourde wrote, 'the one that you are looking for.' You are the only one who can do what you are looking for someone else to do.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

The remedy for life's broken pieces is not classes, workshops or books. Don't try to heal the broken pieces. Just forgive.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

If you don't have a vision you're going to be stuck in what you know. And the only thing you know is what you've already seen.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

You never put her in your heart.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

Many self-employed people provide services that are nonessential. So whether you get your hair done less or your hair cut less, or your nails done less, as a writer and a speaker I was very clear that corporations weren't being as open and as generous and I wasn't getting the kind of work that I usually got.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

You are always being prepared for something better or protected from something worse.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

This is probably one of the most difficult challenges any parent could face - learning to love the other parent enough to make the children first.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Iyanla Vanzant

You know when I was 20 and 30, they were insecurities. Now they're just a new normal. I'm 60 years old, so my expectations of who I am and how I look and how I show up in the world had to shift. Not because I couldn't help it, or not because I did anything wrong, but because I had to get into the natural flow of my being as a woman.