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!
All you have to do to receive your
divine inheritance is change your
old way of thinking.
- John Randolph Price
There is this thing going around. If you are not careful it will attach itself to you. When it does, it will drain you of everything you have. It will suck you dry and leave you to die. This thing is called the Spirit of the Do-Do. It attacks your brain. It can drive you insane. It never lets you rest. It is constantly telling you what to do. Do this! Do that! Do it faster! Do it better! Do it quick! Do it now! Do it today! Do it for me! Do it for money! Do it or else! Do it again! You better do it! You better not do it! They saw you do it! You should do it! You should not try to do it! You can't do it! You'd better do it! Don't you ever do it! There is only one way to rid yourself of the Spirit of the Do-Do. Close your eyes, take a deep breath and repeat one hundred times:
Father/Mother Source, what would you have me do?
From Acts of Faith
by Iyanla Vanzant