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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Iyanla Vanzant Daily Stimu-Mail – HEALING MY HEART AND MIND

Iyanla Vanzant is the founder and executive director of Inner Visions International and the Inner Visions Institute for Spiritual Development. She is the author of 13 titles—including five New York Times bestsellers—and the Inner Visions CD Series. Peace from Broken Pieces: How to Get Through What You’re Going Through has been published by SmileyBooks and available here. Iyanla is a Spiritual Technician. She is a Master Teacher. She is a woman of passion, clear vision and purpose, with a wicked sense of humor. Ordinary? Maybe. We think Dr. Maya Angelou's description is much more appropriate. Iyanla is, by many accounts, a Phenomenal Woman!

I will know peace when .  .  .
I acknowledge that I have buttons
that can be pushed.

Isn't is amazing that you can be kind and loving to one person and within moments, bite somebody's else's head off? Of course you tell yourself it was their fault. You allow yourself to believe that it was the way theyspoke to you or, looked at you. It may seem to be true that while you can be on your best behavior with some people, other people seem to bring out the worst in you. Some people really know how to push your buttons! That's right! Your buttons. How you respond has nothing to do with anyone else.  It's all about you.
Your greatest adversary is also your greatest teacher.  Like it or not, it is the job of certain people in your life to bring out the worst in you. What they trigger and bring out is already in you. They have come to teach what you are capable of doing when you get triggered; when your back goes up; when your claws come out. They have come to give you an opportunity to heal. These people love you so much that they have taken time out of their life to come into your life to ruffle your feathers so that you go within and heal. It may not feel like a wonderful experience, but just knowing that someone can get on your last nerve, can shake your foundation, can look in your kitchen and see your mess means that you have something that needs to be healed. What you think about them needs to be healed. Don't waste your time being mad at them. Be about the business of healing yourself!
Until today, you may have believed that it was perfectly fine to be nice sometimes and wicked at others. Just for today, thank everyone and anyone who can push your buttons.  Realize that they are providing you with a wonderful and divine opportunity for healing.

Today, I am devoted to healing the sore, tender, wounded places in my heart and mind!

From Until Today!  

by Iyanla Vanzant

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