In the Meantime by Iyanla Vanzant – The #1 national bestseller from the host of the show Iyanla: Fix My Life on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) that answers. Love is the only thing that can make the meantime worthwhile. In this book, Iyanla Vanzant tells us how we can do this thorough mental housekeeping. Summary and reviews of In The Meantime by Iyanla Vanzant, plus links to a book excerpt from In The Meantime and author biography of Iyanla Vanzant.

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As an empowerment specialist, Spiritual Life Counselor, and ordained minister, she lectures and facilitates workshops nationally with a mission to assist in the empowerment of women and men everywhere. You will have done all you can do, tried all you can try, hurt all you can hurt, given up so many times that love will be the vanznat way in or out. That day will surely come. Just as sure as you are reading this page. In the meantime, here are a few things you can do to get ready for the most joyous day of your life: It is an experience of bringing feelings to the surface with as much pain and drama as you can stand.

After all, survival can be painful and dramatic. A basement dweller may attempt to eat or drink away the misery. When there is something wrong inside you, it comes to the surface.

When it does, people notice it. They may mention it to you, but when you live in the basement, you cannot stand criticism. You think people are just picking on meantim. You are confused, and your life tends to be a little chaotic. You are angry, and you always seem to have experiences that make you even more angry.

meaantime In the basement, you have not been paying attention to what is meamtime up in you or going on around you. As a result, people are staring at you because they know that something is very wrong. They know, you do not. If you find yourself in the basement or in a basement type of relationship where you believe you are a victim, where you feel that your survival is at risk, where you are focusing on every unpleasant thing that has happened in your life–STOP! There is a problem about which you may be completely unaware that is coming to the surface.

A part of the problem could be your own fears and beliefs. Another contributing factor could be that your childhood programming is surfacing. It could very well be that you are repeating what you heard or doing what you saw being done when you were a child.

When this is the case, you must take a moment to examine what you are feeling and thinking. This helps to make you aware of the pattern. Once you recognize the pattern, what you usually do under this or similar circumstances, you can choose a new course of action. Iynla old ways cannot survive your choice of a new way. It will, however, take repeated and consistent practice before the new way can be incorporated into your consciousness.


Finding Yourself and the Love You Want pages I n the M eantime. Meanime out other recommended books on self-esteem, self-confidence and self-acceptance. Celebrating the Lessons of Living and Loving. Faith mmeantime the Valley: Lessons for Women on the Journey Toward Peace.

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Don’t Give It Away. Emantime to Love Thyself Books. Y ou know where you want to be, but you have no clue how to get there.

You know exactly what you want in life, but what you want is nowhere in sight. Perhaps your vision is unclear, your purpose still undefined.

On top of it all, your relationships, particularly your romantic relationships, are failing. If these scenarios feel familiar way down in the deepest part of your gut — then you, my dear, are smack dab in the yhe of the meantime.

Your mother, bless her heart, and your father, with all of his good intentions, did not prepare you for the meantime. They did not because they could not. No one can prepare you or help you find what you are looking for. What you need is love, not romance. Love, not more money. Love, not a new car. Love is the only thing that can make the meantime worthwhile.

Once you find love, true self-love, and unconditional love for everyone all the time, things will look, feel, and be a lot better. What do you do in the meantime? Every living being wants to experience the light of meanime.

The problem is that our windows are dirty! The windows of our hears and minds are streaked with past pains and hurts, past memories and disappointments. The windows are so clouded by fear, self-doubt, and inaccurate information that the light of love cannot shine through.

In the meantime, we keep looking through the foggy window, trying to convince ourselves that what we see is the real thing.

It’s not, and we know it, but we can’t seem to figure out what to do until the real thing comes along. What we must do is clean. We must clean the windows, floors, walls, closets, and corners of our mind. We must mop and sweep away the stuff that trips us up, keeps us confused, and makes the meantime miserable. In this book, Iyanla Vanzant tells us how we can do this thorough mental housekeeping. If we do a good job of it, the light will come through.


Once that happens, our spirits will shine, bringing in the light of true love and happiness. A basement meantime is more than just an experience of uneasy feelings.

Vanzant, Iyanla — In the Meantime: Finding Yourself and the Love You Want

There are several simple steps you can practice consistently that will help you find your center, your place of equilibrium: Constantly remind yourself of the experience you want to have. How iyanal you want to feel? Do not set any limits on yourself. Let your mind conjure up the best situation it can imagine.

Visualize yourself having that experience so that it will become a kn feeling in your body. This is an excellent meditation exercise. Very often we have no idea of what it would feel like if we got exactly what we desired. Consequently if or when we get it, or get close to getting it, the body becomes uncomfortable, and we think something is wrong. Iyanlz or confront and release your fears about what you want.

It just seems to be a part of meantlme nature that we want something and at the same time are afraid of having it. This is an excellent journaling opportunity. Write out what you fear, what you think could happen, what you would feel if that happened, what would happen to you if that happened, and meantim else you can think of that keeps you in fear.

End this exercise by writing, “I do not choose to have this experience. Another excellent exercise for confronting and releasing fear is called the Chair Exercise. Place two chairs together facing each another. You sit in one and visualize the person you want to talk to, or write that person’s name on a piece of paper and place it face up in the other chair. Say anything and everything that comes to your mind.

In the Meantime: Finding Yourself and the Love You Want

When you are done, ask for guidance. Examine what you believe about what is true for you. What do I believe about me? What do I do to support these beliefs? Meanrime have I learned about myself that works to make me happy?

What have I learned about myself that does not work to make me happy? Be sure to write down what comes to mind as answers to these questions. Purchasing In the Meantime: Finding Yourself and the Love You Want. Iyanla Vanzant’s book In the Meantime: Other Books by Iyanla Vanzant. Learn more about these books also written by Iyanla Vanzant: