DJ Zinhle’s book on the art of for­give­ness

The en­ter­tainer be­lieves that her ad­vice will help women deal with their daily strug­gles

Move! - - CONTENTS - By Vin­cent Phahlane

FOR­GIVE­NESS is one the hard­est things to learn in life but it is also the best form of love. This is what DJ Zinhle, real name Ntombez­inhle Jiyane, talks about in her new book to be re­leased soon ti­tled, Meet­ing Your Power. In her self-help book, DJ Zinhle talks about re­la­tion­ships and the art of for­give­ness. She also talks about how some of her life ex­pe­ri­ences have helped her to know her­self bet­ter and grow.

THE IM­POR­TANCE OF FOR­GIVE­NESS

DJ Zinhle also speaks about the im­por­tance of for­give­ness and shar­ing this prin­ci­ple with peo­ple who are still hold­ing grudges.

“For­give­ness de­mands a lot. I learnt to for­give when my fa­ther passed away. I learnt that not let­ting go can cause a lot of pain and takes away from you more than any­thing else,” she says.

“We tend to stay an­gry at other peo­ple while they have al­ready moved on and are liv­ing their best lives. This is ac­tu­ally just a waste of en­ergy. Not for­giv­ing ba­si­cally means you are still an­gry and hold­ing grudges. It takes away all your en­ergy and you end up not be­ing able to fo­cus on what you are good at.”

ABOUT THE BOOK

She ex­plains that the book is about the life ex­pe­ri­ences that most women go through.

“It’s a mo­ti­va­tional book that specif­i­cally tar­gets women from which­ever space they are in. The book is about re­la­tion­ships, self-help and for­give­ness,” she says. “I have learnt so much through my past re­la­tion­ships and I came across so much pain. With all that I have been through, I had to learn to ac­cept, fo­cus and move on.”

The mother of a two-year-old daugh­ter, Kairo, says that ev­ery re­la­tion­ship goes through phases and that is why it can be or can­not be fixed. The self-help book is not just a book on for­give­ness, but it also teaches you how to be at peace with your­self.

HER MO­TI­VA­TION

Zinhle says that she gets a lot of mes­sages from women who seek ad­vice af­ter hav­ing been cheated on by their part­ners.

“They say that I made it look so easy when it was time for me to move on, which was not the case. It was very dif­fi­cult for­giv­ing my baby daddy af­ter what he had put me through. Their mes­sages en­cour­age me to stand tall. This also mo­ti­vates me to help those who are fac­ing the same chal­lenges,” she says.

She says she is ex­cited about re­leas­ing a mo­ti­va­tional book writ­ten with the un­der­stand­ing of the African voice.

NOT LET­TING GO TAKES AWAY ALL YOUR EN­ERGY

DJ Zinhle says her past hard­ships have equipped her with the skills and courage to stand tall

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