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Until Today!: Daily Devotions for Spiritual Growth and Peace of Mind Paperback – Aug 14 2001
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This book of 365 daily devotionals supports the time-honoured adage, "Why put off until tomorrow what you can do today?" The charismatic spiritual leader Iyanla Vanzant knows how easy it is to stay stuck in "old sentiments, resentments, beliefs, decisions, agreements, judgments, and ideas that may have become habitual". Through these devotions Vanzant hopes to show readers that the easiest way to create change is to simply shift your attitude--today. "We often work so hard to get the things we want that we miss the fact that it is the landscape of the inner world that stands between us and true happiness".
In the closing paragraph of each one-page devotional Vanzant names an old way of thinking and offers readers a new attitude to try on "just for today". For example, Vanzant writes, "Until today, you may have believed that you had to stay in the painful hole of hurt caused by the loss of a loved one. Just for today, make a conscious effort and choice to cover the hole and move on." Some might consider these devotions a fancy term for affirmations. Vanzant scoffs at the notion. Time spent in devotion is not a "New Age trick through which you can impose your will on God, the universe, or those around you", she writes. "Devotion is the reverent, personal act of surrendering your will to the Divine will". --Gail Hudson --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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The author seems to have the view of a seer, and every single piece is directly related to what's happening in life at exactly that moment. Each devotion ends with the phrase, "Until today..." and a statement like "you may have been feeling as if you were about to break down. Just for today, call forth the strength, courage, wisdom, insight, power and love of the spirit of life. Ask that you be guided through the next minute, hour or day to a place of peace." (January 31)
Each month has a focus - life, love, awareness, acknowledgment, acceptance forgiveness, etc. Each day's reading focuses on internal personal and spiritual growth, self-acceptance, change and producing peace in your life.
It is an excellent book for those who have thrown out all the other daily devotional books including those for "Women Who Do Too Much." I expect to wear the pages of this book out over the next years.
When the book arrived I read the preface, it was terrific. It explained about what the book was about and how to use it in your daily life.
This book is great. It has so many interesting daily readings, plus some exercises to do and think about. It helps me to be more open to my growth and spirituality. I now share with my friend some of the daily reading I find that relates to my life and my friends lives. It gives interesting information to think about and share with others.
This is a very good book. It is broken into monthly topics and beautiful passages.
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great book! i loved waking up and opening to read it while having my coffee :) read every page all year long!Published on Feb. 21 2014 by renee
This gem of a book is one of Vanzant's best works yet!
The book is broken down into twelve sections that each deal with a spiritual principal. Read more
I really enjoyed "Until Today." My first exposure to it was in a yoga class where the instructor would read it to us during final relaxation. Read morePublished on July 5 2003 by Chgochick
The only words that can describe this sistah, is "Heaven Sent!"
From the moment I picked this book up, there was such a calm that enveloped my soul that mere words... Read more
Everything that Iyanla Vanzant writes is life changing in a very good way. She is so real and so intuned to spiritual things. Read morePublished on April 17 2003
I bought this book last July after my partner of 15 years and I separated to help me understand myself and my life better. I was at a real low and needed answers. Read morePublished on Jan. 19 2003
Each affirmation is incredible. I have shared some much of what I've read with others. I've written up some of the affirmations and sent them along to friends, I've even... Read morePublished on April 19 2002
I have bought this book for many many friends. This book connects the gap that exists between my soul and my ego. Read morePublished on April 11 2002 by Shelly Hallberg
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