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    One of the greatest challenges in creating a joyful, peaceful and abundant life is taking responsibility for what you do and how you do it. As long as you can blame someone else, be angry with someone else, point the finger at someone else, you are not taking responsibility for your life.
    — Iyanla Vanzant
    You can direct the outcome of any situation you face through the power of thought. Keep your thoughts focused on the best possible outcome for everyone involved and never allow yourself to be pushed where you don't choose to be.
    — Iyanla Vanzant
    tags: power  thoughts 
     
    Change doesn't have to be hard, and healing doesn't have to hurt. Surely by now you know that every thing happens for a reason! There is something better awaiting you on the other side of this.
    — Iyanla Vanzant
    tags: hurt  healing 
     
    When someone entrusts their heart to you they are giving you a piece of their soul. You cannot treat the soul casually. You must protect, nurture and handle it with care.
    — Iyanla Vanzant
    tags: heart  soul  giving  care 
     
    Criticism does not make you smarter or better than the one you are criticizing. In fact, the stuff you are critical of in others is the same stuff you don't like about yourself.
    — Iyanla Vanzant
    tags: criticism  facts 
     
    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.
    — Iyanla Vanzant
    Your willingness to look at your darkness is what empowers you to change
    — Iyanla Vanzant
    tags: darkness 
     
    It's important that we share our experiences with other people. Your story will heal you and your story will heal somebody else. When you tell your story, you free yourself and give other people permission to acknowledge their own story
    — Iyanla Vanzant
    It takes a lot more courage to let something go than it does to hang on to it, trying to make it better. Letting go doesn't mean ignoring a situation. Letting go means accepting what is, exactly as it is, without fear, resistance, or a struggle for control.
    — 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.
    — Iyanla Vanzant
    tags: people 
     
    No storm can last forever. It will never rain 365 days consecutively. Keep in mind that trouble comes to pass, not to stay. Don't worry! No storm, not even the one in your life, can last forever.
    — Iyanla Vanzant
    tags: forever  rain  mind 
     
    You cannot make your life move faster than it's moving. No matter how urgent your situation may seem to be, things are going to happen when they happen, not a minute sooner. Be patient with yourself. Be patient with others. Be patient with life. Patience always pays off.
    — Iyanla Vanzant
    tags: patience 
     
    If someone has offended you, insulted you, or disappointed you, let it go! If you are remembering all the ways you have been hurt or forgotten, let it go! Ask yourself, what good does it do for me to hold on to this?
    — Iyanla Vanzant
    tags: hurt 
     
    No matter what is going on in your life today, remember, it is only preparation. People come and go; situations rise and fall; it's all preparation for better things. You must stretch, reach, grow into your goodness. Without the preparation we receive through adversity, disappointment, confusion, or pain, we could not appreciate the goodness when it arrives.
    — Iyanla Vanzant
    When the time comes for you to make a change or to grow, the universe will make you so uncomfortable you will eventually have no choice.
    — Iyanla Vanzant
    tags: time  choice  universe 
     
    Nothing destroys self-worth, self-acceptance and self-love faster than denying what you feel. Without feelings, you would not know where you are in life. Nor would you know what areas you need to work on. Honor your feelings. Allow yourself to feel them.
    — Iyanla Vanzant
    tags: work  honor 
     
    You have to meet people where they are, and sometimes you have to leave them there.
    — Iyanla Vanzant
    tags: people 
     
    Everything you have done and been through is valuable and important. In order to be who you are, to know what you know, to be where you are in this moment, you needed to go through what you went through.
    — Iyanla Vanzant
    tags: moment 
     
    Life doesn't actually knock you down. It does, however, provide you with many opportunities to evaluate your standing in life: what you stand on, what you stand for, how you stand within yourself and for yourself.
    — Iyanla Vanzant
    If you really want to live your life to the fullest and realize your greatest potential, you must be willing to run the risk of making some people mad. People may not like what you do, people may not like how you do it, but these people are not living your life. You are!
    — Iyanla Vanzant
    tags: people  living  live  potential  risk 
     
    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.
    — Iyanla Vanzant
    [God is] all that is. Everything. Everything. Breath, life. Just get Webster's Dictionary and throw it on the floor. It's everything... God is everything.
    — Iyanla Vanzant
    tags: god 
     
    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.
    — 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!
    — Iyanla Vanzant
    tags: belief  people  power  wrong  thinking 
     
    Acceptance means that you know, regardless of what happened, that there is something bigger than you at work. It also means you know that you are okay and that you will continue to be okay.
    — Iyanla Vanzant
    tags: work  acceptance 
     
    Love people enough to tell them the truth and respect them enough to trust that they can handle it.
    — Iyanla Vanzant
    tags: truth  people  trust  respect 
     
    There comes a point in time when you must know that everything you have already given or done is enough. This is not something anyone else can tell you. You must know. Giving without receiving doesn't prove anything except that you know how to be taken advantage of.
    — Iyanla Vanzant
    tags: time  giving  advantage 
     
    Everything happens when it needs to happen; everyone is always where they need to be. You will never miss out on what is meant for you, even if it has to come to you in a roundabout way.
    — Iyanla Vanzant
    Every day is your day if you claim it. If you wait for somebody else to make it for you, you're going to be disappointed.
    — Iyanla Vanzant
    If you should encounter angry or unkind actions today, take a deep breath, reach deep within and greet the lack of love with love.
    — Iyanla Vanzant
    tags: action 
     
    Each of us face a moment in our lives called 'the breakdown moment.' This is the time when you must stand toe to toe, eyeball to eyeball, with the very thing you have tried desperately to avoid. In that moment, when there is nothing standing between you and the thing you fear the most, you will be forced to step into your greatness, because that is what life is demanding of you.
    — Iyanla Vanzant
    tags: fear  time  live  greatness  moment 
     
    Fear wears so many clever disguises it is virtually impossible to always recognize it. Fear disguises itself as the need to be somewhere else, doing something else, not knowing how to do something or not needing to do something.
    — Iyanla Vanzant
    tags: fear  impossible  knowing 
     
    Family is supposed to be our safe haven. Very often, it's the place where we find the deepest heartache.
    — Iyanla Vanzant
    tags: heartache 
     
    Crying purifies and cleanses. I once read about a scientific experiment which demonstrated that there are 38 toxic chemicals in a tear of sadness, while only one toxin exists in a tear of joy. As you cry in sadness, fear, or confusion, you cleanse the body and spirit of toxins which cloud the mind and prevent it from accepting the truth.
    — Iyanla Vanzant
    tags: fear  truth  joy  sadness  body  tears  crying  confusion  mind  read  spirit 
     
    Just for today, allow yourself to embrace all that you are every moment. Know that you are a vessel of light. Allow yourself to release all doubts about your ability, the mistakes of the past, the fear of the future.
    — Iyanla Vanzant
    tags: fear  future  past  mistakes  moment  doubt 
     
    Be patient with yourself. Be gentle with yourself. Know that all things are working in your favor. If you take one step toward the light of Spirit, Spirit will take five steps on your behalf.
    — Iyanla Vanzant
    tags: spirit 
     
    We all want to be liked, loved, or needed. That is fine. What is not fine is what we are willing to do to make sure we are liked, or loved or needed. When we make the needs and wants of others a priority in our lives, we devalue ourselves.
    — Iyanla Vanzant
    tags: live 
     
    Release and detach from every person, every circumstance, every condition, and every situation that no longer serves a divine purpose in your life. All things have a season, and all seasons must come to an end. Choose a new season, filled with purposeful thoughts and activities.
    — Iyanla Vanzant
    tags: people  thoughts  divine 
     
    Gratitude is like a magnet; the more grateful you are, the more you will receive to be grateful for.
    — Iyanla Vanzant
    tags: gratitude 
     
    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.
    — Iyanla Vanzant
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