When I first listened to Dr. Wayne Dyer, I enjoyed his work. However, for a while, I just wasn’t ready to apply his wisdom. As I got older and started to “wake up” and go through my own spiritual metamorphosis, I noticed how many of my insights and epiphanies lined up with things I’d heard from Dr. Dyer – many years prior.
As far as I’m concerned, he offered some sage advice that helped me out over time – so I’d like to share them. I think they’ll do something pretty special for you – that is, if you’re looking to become a more conscious and well-rounded version of yourself that thinks critically and uses discernment.
3 Valuable Lessons I Learned from Dr. Wayne Dyer
1 – When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change
This piece of wisdom encourages you to keep an open mind – and to realize that what you see and experience may have additional angles and perspectives.
When you’re open to seeing more than what’s immediately presented to you, your point of view expands. This is extremely helpful when it comes to communicating with others, unlocking possibilities in the presence of limitations and using creativity to solve problems.
Think of it this way:
A triangle is just a triangle when viewed in 2d, right? But what happens when you move around a little? You may notice this triangle has more than just one side – transforming it into a pyramid.
Change the way you look at things and the things you look at really can change. It takes practice and mindfulness, but if you want to break the chains that bind you, it’s worth the effort.
2 – “The past is a trail you leave behind…
…much like the wake of a speedboat. That is, it’s a vanishing trail temporarily showing you where you were. The wake of a boat doesn’t affect its course-obviously it can’t since it appears behind the boat.
So consider this image when you exclaim that your past is the reason you aren’t moving forward.” Dr. Wayne Dyer
The past consists of experiences, emotions and societal conditioning. It shapes your perspective – which influences your decisions and ultimate experiences moving forward.When the past is used unconsciously, it runs your life. But when you observe the past from a sense of curiosity and neutrality, you're in a position to question your thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and experiences. #wisdom #selfawarenessClick To Tweet
While the past can certainly be used as a great way to revisit your decisions, lessons learned and the results of your behaviors – living in the past can be detrimental.
Those days are over. They can tell you a lot about how you’ve reached your current circumstances, but as Dr. Dyer says, the wake has nothing to do with the present moment energy steering the ship right now.
The nugget of wisdom here is to use the past as a reference, but don’t ruminate in it or use it as an excuse to keep you stagnant. Use it for self-reflection, but then, let it go.
3 – Don’t die with your music still in you
Are you aware of the gifts inside of you – just waiting to be expressed?
What if your life’s path was laid out from the moment you were born – but you have no idea what that is because you’ve been bumbletrippin’ along and obeying your programming instead of living your truth?
To avoid dying with your music still in you, you have to be brave enough to stop relying on the good opinion of others and instead, do what makes YOU tick (well, as long as it’s ethical anyway).
You aren’t here to live anyone’s life, other than your own. So live it – and know that you’ll do more for the world around you by being authentic and in harmony with yourself, than you ever will by subscribing to and following the dogmas dictated to you by society, your peers and the media.
To learn more about the ideas I’ve shared here, I highly recommend reading Dr. Wayne Dyer’s book, “10 Secrets to Success and Inner-Peace.”
I hope you enjoyed this…
While I don’t actually “follow” gurus and public figures, there was just something about Dr. Dyer that I always appreciated.
The nuggets of wisdom in this post have played a role in my own life – and if they have for you as well, I’d love to hear about it.
Thanks for reading – and, of course, if you enjoyed this, pass it along. And feel free to leave a comment below sharing your thoughts about these ideas or anything else you’ve learned over time that helped change your life for the better.
Until next time, take care.