This Sunday, Oprah and Iyanla Vanzant are sitting down for part two of their conversation about how Iyanla was able to find the light in the darkest moments of her life.
In her book,
Peace from Broken Pieces, Iyanla writes about a time where she and Oprah had a falling out. Read an excerpt about that period in Iyanla's life, then tune in Sunday at 11 a.m. ET/PT on air and online when her conversation with Oprah continues on "Super Soul Sunday."Chapter 9: Pushed to the Breaking Point
There was a period of about three
years in which I simply was not fully present to what was going on
within me or around me. The re-release of Acts of Faith, coupled with the simultaneous release of two new books, In the Meantime and One Day My Soul Just Opened Up, took my work to the New York Times
bestseller list and put me in such demand that I was traveling four or
more days a week, every week, month after month for more than two years.
And it was during this time that Spirit and I became all but strangers.
On most days, I lost track of my spiritual practices and my faith. I
prayed and I meditated, but I was no longer sure what I believed or how I
felt about what I believed. The thing that saved me and kept my faith
alive was when I sat to write, stood before an audience to speak, or
coached another person, I could feel the living presence of Spirit in my
being. These were the times when the failure of my marriage and my
feelings of unworthiness didn't matter. When I was on purpose, doing my
work, I knew without a shadow of doubt that God had my back. Yet, for
some reason, I slipped out of the Presence when it came to handling my
personal life. Then, in the midst of my human madness of living out my
personal lie, I got the telephone call that would change my life
forever. I was invited to be a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Read more of Piece From the Broken Pieces here