45 Iyanla Vanzant Quotes About Life, Love, Family, Mothers

Iyanla Vanzant is an American inspirational speaker, lawyer, New Thought spiritual teacher, author, life coach, and television personality. She is known primarily for her books, her eponymous talk show, and her appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show. This Iyanla Vanzant quotes on life, love, family, mothers will motivate you.

Best Iyanla Vanzant Quotes

  1. “No matter what is going on in your life today, remember, it is only preparation. People come and go; situations rise and fall; it’s all preparation for better things. You must stretch, reach, grow into your goodness. Without the preparation we receive through adversity, disappointment, confusion, or pain, we could not appreciate the goodness when it arrives.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant
  2. “Everything you have done and been through is valuable and important. In order to be who you are, to know what you know, to be where you are in this moment, you needed to go through what you went through.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant
  3. “If you really want to live your life to the fullest and realize your greatest potential, you must be willing to run the risk of making some people mad. People may not like what you do, people may not like how you do it, but these people are not living your life. You are!” ~ Iyanla Vanzant Quotes
  4. “You have to meet people where they are, and sometimes you have to leave them there.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant

  5. “Your willingness to look at your darkness is what empowers you to change” ~ Iyanla Vanzant
  6. “Nothing destroys self-worth, self-acceptance and self-love faster than denying what you feel. Without feelings, you would not know where you are in life. Nor would you know what areas you need to work on. Honor your feelings. Allow yourself to feel them.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant
  7. “You can accept or reject the way you are treated by other people, but until you heal the wounds of your past, you will continue to bleed. You can bandage the bleeding with food, with alcohol, with drugs, with work, with cigarettes, with sex, but eventually, it will all ooze through and stain your life. You must find the strength to open the wounds, stick your hands inside, pull out the core of the pain that is holding you in your past, the memories, and make peace with them.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant
  8. “Release and detach from every person, every circumstance, every condition, and every situation that no longer serves a divine purpose in your life. All things have a season, and all seasons must come to an end. Choose a new season, filled with purposeful thoughts and activities.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant
  9. “If someone has offended you, insulted you, or disappointed you, let it go! If you are remembering all the ways you have been hurt or forgotten, let it go! Ask yourself, what good does it do for me to hold on to this?” ~ Iyanla Vanzant
  10. “When was the last time you thanked you for always being there for you? Self-appreciation soothes an aching soul.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant
  11. “Family is supposed to be our safe haven. Very often, it’s the place where we find the deepest heartache.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant, Iyanla Vanzant quotes on family
  12. “When we have peace in our hearts and minds, we draw peace into our lives.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant

  13. “Have you doubted your progress, regretted your choices, put yourself down? Remember that you are doing just fine. Remind yourself right now that no matter what it looks like, you are doing the best you can. And getting better. Encourage yourself, support yourself, and celebrate every little thing about yourself.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant Quotes
  14. “Before you find out who you are, you have to figure out who you aren’t.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant
  15. “It’s important that we share our experiences with other people. Your story will heal you and your story will heal somebody else. When you tell your story, you free yourself and give other people permission to acknowledge their own story” ~ Iyanla Vanzant
  16. “You cannot make your life move faster than it’s moving. No matter how urgent your situation may seem to be, things are going to happen when they happen, not a minute sooner. Be patient with yourself. Be patient with others. Be patient with life. Patience always pays off.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant
  17. “Listen for the instruction, instead of begging for the direction.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant

  18. “Changing your life does not always mean that you stop doing certain things. It may mean that you start doing certain other things. What you really want to do is nurture the attitude that you are open to learning more about yourself. Accepting more about yourself. This is what will inspire you to do something new.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant, Iyanla Vanzant quotes on life
  19. “When the time comes for you to make a change or to grow, the universe will make you so uncomfortable you will eventually have no choice.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant
  20. “It takes a lot more courage to let something go than it does to hang on to it, trying to make it better. Letting go doesn’t mean ignoring a situation. Letting go means accepting what is, exactly as it is, without fear, resistance, or a struggle for control.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant
  21. “Life doesn’t actually knock you down. It does, however, provide you with many opportunities to evaluate your standing in life: what you stand on, what you stand for, how you stand within yourself and for yourself.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant
  22. “Gratitude is like a magnet; the more grateful you are, the more you will receive to be grateful for.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant

  23. “When a thing has served its purpose, it will go away. Sometimes it will break. At other times, it will simply die off. Then, there are those times when for no reason, it will simply fall apart. If you try to hold on to something that has already fulfilled its purpose in your life, you are going to hurt yourself. If holding on is disturbing your peace of mind, it makes sense to let it go.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant
  24. “When a thing has served its purpose, it will go away. Sometimes it will break. At other times, it will simply die off. Then, there are those times when for no reason, it will simply fall apart. If you try to hold on to something that has already fulfilled its purpose in your life, you are going to hurt yourself. If holding on is disturbing your peace of mind, it makes sense to let it go.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant
  25. “It is not your duty or responsibility to change the minds of other people. The nature of their thinking is advanced or limited by their experience. In your presence, they have an opportunity to learn about you and, perhaps, to grow.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant
  26. “Acceptance means that you know, regardless of what happened, that there is something bigger than you at work. It also means you know that you are okay and that you will continue to be okay.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant

  27. “When you don’t show up as who you are, people fall in love with who you’re not. Then when they find out who you are, that’s when they leave.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant Quotes
  28. “Stop hiding! Stop holding yourself back and playing yourself down! Stop worrying about how you look and what people are saying. Stop listening to what people are saying and trying to find out if they are whispering about you. Stop waiting for someone to tell you that you are okay or to make you feel special. Life is special! It is a special gift. This is your life! Now take your gift and live it out in the open! Decide today that you are going to live out loud!” ~ Iyanla Vanzant
  29. “No storm can last forever. It will never rain 365 days consecutively. Keep in mind that trouble comes to pass, not to stay. Don’t worry! No storm, not even the one in your life, can last forever.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant
  30. “It is not what you hear, it is where you listen from within yourself that gives meaning to the message.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant

  31. “People have a right to change their minds and it has absolutely nothing to do with you. People change. As people change, their needs change. When people have a need, it is their responsibility to themselves to see their needs are met. And it has absolutely nothing to do with you.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant
  32. “People may not like what you do, people may not like how you do it, but these people are not living your life. You are!” ~ Iyanla Vanzant
  33. “Are you aware that your spirit needs to be fed? Did you know that your spirit would be delighted to partake in a feast of spiritual food? How about a plate full of prayer? Or maybe a few hours of succulent self-reflection. Perhaps a piping-hot selection of spiritual literature, served by the side of a lake or under a tree, would satisfy your spiritual hunger. Can you imagine feasting for a few hours on spiritually uplifting music? What about some forgiveness à la mode, topped with compassion? You cannot imagine how much your spirit would enjoy it.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant
  34. “Everything happens when it needs to happen; everyone is always where they need to be. You will never miss out on what is meant for you, even if it has to come to you in a roundabout way.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant
  35. “Many of us have a need to be right. We then set out to make ourselves right by making someone else wrong. We must get right with ourselves. Once we do, we will have so much to do, we will not have time to keep track of who is wrong.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant
  36. “Be patient with yourself. Be gentle with yourself. Know that all things are working in your favor. If you take one step toward the light of Spirit, Spirit will take five steps on your behalf.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant

  37. “Self-worth is an understanding on the intellectual level, trusting at the heart level, and accepting at the soul level that you are worthy just because you believe that you are. Your worthiness is proven by your existence. Your breathing. The beating of your heart. Your mere presence is all that is needed to establish your worth.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant
  38. “We all want to be liked, loved, or needed. That is fine. What is not fine is what we are willing to do to make sure we are liked, or loved or needed. When we make the needs and wants of others a priority in our lives, we devalue ourselves.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant, Iyanla Vanzant quotes on love
  39. “With all things in life, we do not get what we ask for, we get what we expect.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant
  40. “To honor life, we must be willing to grow through what we don’t know yet and outgrow what we know no longer fits us. We must be willing to give in to the process, moment by moment, realizing a new plot may be unfolding.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant
  41. “You have a right to your thoughts and feelings. Your feelings are always valid.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant

  42. “Sitting alone, listening to the sound of your breath, the beating of your heart is a reminder that you are sacred and blessed.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant
  43. “Forgiveness is a process of giving up the old for something new. Old experiences and memories that we hold on to in anger, resentment, shame, or guilt cloud our spirit mind. The truth is, everything that has happened had to happen. It was a growth experience. There was something you needed to know or learn. If you stay angry, hurt, afraid, ashamed, or guilty, you miss the lesson. You will be stuck in a cloud of pain.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant
  44. “Forgiveness means accepting what is or what has been and becoming willing to see it differently. You cannot un-hear what you have heard or un-see what you have seen. What you can do is stop believing that what occurred has somehow left you broken, damaged, and wounded. While forgiveness ain’t easy, it’s the most important inner work you can do within your mind and heart.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant
  45. “Crying purifies and cleanses. I once read about a scientific experiment which demonstrated that there are 38 toxic chemicals in a tear of sadness, while only one toxin exists in a tear of joy. As you cry in sadness, fear, or confusion, you cleanse the body and spirit of toxins which cloud the mind and prevent it from accepting the truth.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant

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