I am realistic – I expect miracles.
Conflict cannot survive without your participation.
Maxim for life: You get treated in life the way you teach people to treat you.
Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you.
If I could define enlightenment briefly I would say it is ”the quiet acceptance of what is.
What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds.
Present-moment living, getting in touch with your now, is at the heart of effective living. When you think about it, there really is no other moment you can live. Now is all there is, and the future is just another present moment to live when it arrives.
Birth: Wayne Walter Dyer born on May 10, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan, America to Melvin Lyle (deceased) and Hazel Irene Dyer.
Realization: Dyer’s early life was spent living in foster homes and orphanages where he had to learn to be self reliant. His self-made man success story was a part of his appeal. Dyer told readers to pursue self actualization, calling reliance on the self as a guide a “religious” experience, and suggested that readers emulate Jesus Christ, whom he termed both an example of a self-actualized person, and a “preacher of self-reliance”.
Teaching Style: Wayne Walter Dyer began his career as an educator and taught students from high school level through to medical students. His lectures focused on positive thinking and motivational speaking techniques, attracted students beyond those enrolled. His self-made man success story was a part of his appeal. A literary agent persuaded Dyer to package his ideas in book form.
Fame: Wayne Walter Dyer is a popular American self-help advocate, author and lecturer. He worked as a teacher, counselor, and therapist and published three books on individual and group counseling. His 1976 book Your Erroneous Zones has sold over 30 million copies and is one of the best-selling books of all time. It is said to have “humanistic ideas to the masses”.
Legacy: Wayne Dyer is a best selling author, motivational speaker, therapist and self help guru. He has published more than 10 self help books that have gone on to become best sellers of their genre, influencing many thousands with his messages on motivation, spirituality, and happiness and how to create abundance. Dyer’s audience was not limited to businesses, and so his message resonated with many in the New Thought Movement and beyond.
Dyer told to pursue self actualization, calling reliance on the self as a guide a “religious” experience, and suggested that readers emulate Jesus Christ, whom he termed both an example of a self-actualized person, and a “preacher of self-reliance”
In his belief truth is a truth until you organize it, and then becomes a lie. I don’t think that Jesus was teaching Christianity, Jesus was teaching kindness, love, concern, and peace. What I tell people is don’t be Christian, be Christ-like. Don’t be Buddhist, be Buddha-like.” “Religion is orthodoxy, rules and historical scriptures maintained by people over long periods of time. Generally people are raised to obey the customs and practices of that religion without question. These are customs and expectations from outside the person and do not fit my definition of spiritual.
According to him “There’s a voice in the universe calling each of us to remember our purpose—our reason for being here now, in this world of impermanence. The voice whispers, shouts, and sings to us that this experience of being in form, in space and time, knowing life and death, has meaning. The voice is that of inspiration, which is within each and every one of us.”
Dyer explains how we’ve chosen to enter this world of particles and form. From our place of origin, in ways that we don’t readily comprehend now, we knew what we were coming here to accomplish, and we participated in setting this life process in motion. So why not think this same way? Why put the responsibility or blame on any one or any thing that’s not a part of us? On Earth we have the capacity of volition—we can choose—so let’s assume that we had the same capacity when we resided in the spiritual realm. We chose our physical body, and we chose the parents we needed for the trip.