Web Wisdom from Iyanla: Your journey has a purpose so keep moving.

Web Wisdom from Iyanla Vanzant

“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 need to go through what you went through.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant

[#OWNer]

Creative Commons License
Wisdom in the Whisper™ and WisdomintheWhisper.com by Tonya Marie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at www.wisdominthewhisper.com.

100 Days of Wisdom: Wisdom Day 76 – The Wisdom of Embracing Your Vulnerability

Wisdom Day 76: The Wisdom of Embracing Your Vulnerability

Read about the 100 days of Wisdom™ Project by Tonya Marie

Follow me on Twitter @WisdomWhispers and hashtag #100daysofwisdom for more reflections on life, love and the wisdom of Spirit!

Sign up for instant updates to follow this blog

[This post, by Tonya M. Evans, appeared originally at ByTheSpirit.net. Reprinted with permission.]

“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” – Brené Brown

Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW has spent the past decade studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness and shame. Brené’s 2010 TEDx Houston talk, The Power of Vulnerability is one of the most watched talks on TED.com, with over 8.5 million views. I blogged about her conversation with Oprah Winfrey on OWN TV a few posts ago.

Recently, I’ve poured over the pages of her book The Gifts of Imperfection, which I believe is an essential text for anyone — like me — recovering from the crippling dis-ease of perfectionism. Dr. Brown describes perfectionism as another very toxic form of fear and as a major obstacle to our ability to live with the type of authenticity only possible when we are vulnerable to the very things that perfectionists spend all of their time and attention avoiding … like the plague.

But what I’ve learned from my own spiritual journey, and what Dr. Brown explores and explains in her work, is that embracing the parts of our “life stories” we’re afraid and shamed of is the only way to experience love and belonging and joy in all of their spiritual glory.

[Read the full post …]

Be well … & WISE!

Tonya Marie

[#OWNAmbassador]

Creative Commons License
Wisdom in the Whisper™ and WisdomintheWhisper.com by Tonya Marie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at www.wisdominthewhisper.com.

100 Days of Wisdom: Wisdom Day 75 – Iyanla Vanzant on The Wisdom & Power of Love

Wisdom Day 75

Read about the 100 days of Wisdom™ Project by Tonya Marie

Follow me on Twitter @WisdomWhispers and hashtag #100daysofwisdom for more reflections on life, love and the wisdom of Spirit!

Sign up for instant updates to follow this blog

“In love, there is a total acceptance of self, and a willingness to give of self without an expectation of receiving anything in return. When you love, you are not afraid to share the truth of who you are, and you accept the truth of others without judgment.”

~Iyanla Vanzant~

Iyanla Vanzant returns to OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network with season 2 of Iyanla: Fix My Life this Saturday, April 13th 9/8c.

Click here to see the trailer and full episodes or to find OWN on your TV!

Be well, loving … & WISE!

Tonya Marie

[#OWNAmbassador]

Creative Commons License
Wisdom in the Whisper™ and WisdomintheWhisper.com by Tonya Marie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at www.wisdominthewhisper.com.