Wayne Dyer

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WAYNE W. DYER (May 10, 1940 – August 29, 2015) was an internationally renowned author and speaker in the fields of self-development and spiritual growth. Over the four decades of his career, he wrote more than 40 books, including 21 New York Times bestsellers. He created many audio and video programs, and appeared on thousands of television and radio shows.
Dyer was affectionately called the “father of motivation” by his fans.Despite a childhood spent in orphanages and foster homes, he overcame many obstacles to make his dreams come true and spent much of his life showing others how to do the same. His main message was that every person has the potential to live an extraordinary life. What’s more, it’s possible for every person to manifest their deepest desires—if they honor their inner divinity and consciously choose to live from their “Highest Self.
He is definitely recognized by most and especially those people in the “fields of self-development and spiritual growtth”. I have been given a few of his books, and they are indeed very inspirational. He shows a way to perceive the world differently for the benefit of yourself and all those with whom you encounter. His knowledge and wisdom and compassion are received by so many people in order to tap into that “potential to live an extraordinary life”.I have his book ‘Change Your Thoughts-Change your Life’ .
I often just flip through and open to a page taking that as my inspiration or motivation for the day. Just now I landed on ‘Living as if your life makes a difference’. It tells of how to perceive yourself as significant and important, and that you do make a difference.That we all make a difference.

Most excellent. Wayne Dyer is on my list too.

He’s been in my life for longer than I knew it was him. My Dad bought his first book Your Erroneous Zones when it first came out – so mid 70’s. My Dad was an engineer doing computer sales in the 70’s. He openly needed all the help he could get with his people skills, and he is always developing himself. There were many books like this lying around my entire childhood, but this one stood out because of the cover – Wayne Dyer with a scarey smile on his face. I could not read yet when this book first arrived in my life, and growing up I would find it in the basement or on a shelf (he eventually bought copies for all of his people so they were everywhere. I’m sure to this day he checks the used bookstores for them. I have a copy in my house and in my car.)

Anyway, I did not read this book actually, until fairly recently, and still only in parts. It’s weird, but it kind of messes up the potency of the lessons that have always been a part of my life to read it for real! My Dad has given me so many lessons via that information. The first time was when I was in gymnastics and I started to have trouble vaulting, was crashing lots and getting scared. He advised “positive positioning” – to imagine myself landing, the handspring complete.

It stuck with me, and to this day, I still do that. It wasn’t until much much later in life that I learned this was Wayne Dyer. Dad showed up with one of the copies from the basement on a ski-visit out West. I was having trouble with a patient and had asked him how to manage it – the book was the answer.

In short, how you respond is your choice. Anger is a choice. Mine and my client’s. Really profound for me at the time, and changed everything for me and my client.

That’s when it all clicked in and I realised Wayne Dyer has always been a part of my life. Such a profound teacher of people. Long before the personal development we read about now – in my mind a regurgitation of Dyer’s singular work, all founded in the concept of listening to other people’s needs and remaining human.

Furthermore. Wayne Dyer is so inspiring to me as a writer. When he wrote that book, people hated it, thought he was “jerky” and said it would never go anywhere. He self-published. He carried HIS copy all over with him. His boss(?) found it, read it, LOVED it, and gave it to Louise Hay.

And how here we are. I take that story as a reminder to always believe in myself.

Yes, Wayne Dyer.

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