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Posted: Fri 07/26/2013 12:00 AM
They're no-nonsense words of wisdom that will awaken you in this moment. Read these thought-provoking quotes from Oprah's two-part conversation with spiritual teacher Iyanla Vanzant.
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Watch an encore of Oprah and Iyanla's conversation at 11 a.m. ET/PT this Sunday on OWN.
Posted: Wed 07/24/2013 12:00 AM
By Iyanla Vanzant
Many of us think that our power is a tool or a weapon, but, in fact, power is a state of being, the way you see, hold and handle yourself in the world that then determines your experiences. The external world can only respond to the way you hold and handle yourself internally. If you show up as weak, broken, confused and dazed, the world is going to respond to you that way. If you show up as confident, kind, compassionate and loving, then the world is going to respond to you that way.
This is why we have got to understand that you do not have to do anything to have power. That said, there are some surprises when it comes to your power, ones that, if understood, can improve your ability to tap into it: 7 things you don't know about your power
Posted: Mon 07/22/2013 12:00 AM
Her no-nonsense advice has reached audiences around the world but many don’t know her story. Now, in an encore of their original conversation, Iyanla Vanzant is opening up to Oprah about how she found peace among the broken pieces of her life. Watch a sneak peek today.
Watch their complete interview Sunday at 11 a.m. ET/PT on OWN.
Posted: Wed 04/17/2013 12:00 AM
Get Iyanla's thoughts on how to approach a difficult conversation that will advance, heal and grow your relationships in seven steps.
1. Acknowledge the fact that you need to have a hard conversation.
2. Clarify your expectations. Be clear with yourself about what your experience should be—and the intention should not be to get your point across or declare who is right. "It's not to have your toxic dump," Iyanla says. "It is to heal, grow or expand the relationship."
3. Invite the other person to have a conversation with you. "Say, 'There are some things going on I want to share with you. I'd like to have this conversation,'" Iyanla says. "If they say no, don't take it personally. Say, 'Can I check back with you in a week? When will you be ready? Because this is important.'"
4. Set the ground rules—especially if you think there's potential for upset. "Say, 'I want to share something with you. I ask you to just listen, and then if you want to respond, I'll listen,'" Iyanla says. "Let's not call names, let's not swear, throw things, whatever. No name-calling, whatever your ground rules might be."
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Posted: Fri 04/12/2013 08:00 AM
Spiritual teacher Iyanla Vanzant says many people confuse guilt (a feeling that you've done something wrong) with shame (a sense that there's something wrong with who you are). Find out why Iyanla says both sentiments are wasted emotions. Plus, discover the three main reasons people feel guilty.
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