Sunday, August 22, 2010

Dr. Wayne Dyer's book - Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life

Below is a video of Dr. Wayne Dyer talking about his 2008 book, Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao.

The Tao Te Ching is a compilation of 81 verses written by Lao Tzu, who lived in China over 2,500 years ago. After making a thorough study of the Tao, Dr. Dyer decided to consciously apply the wisdom of each verse in his life, and then write an essay about his experience. The essays are collected in his book.

All of us contend with various forms of adversity throughout life. But every challenge is an opportunity move towards something better. We can achieve spirituality. We can achieve peace and joy by adopting a realistic view and nurturing relationship with our true self, the people around us, our world, and the larger universe.

Perhaps this book can inspire you along the way.

Disclosure: The link to Dr. Dyer's website is not an affiliate link, and I will receive no compensation if you buy his book. I received no compensation for writing this post, and I have no material connection with Dr. Dyer's work, his book, or his publisher.

Post by Dennis E. Coates, Ph.D., Copyright 2010. Building Personal Strength .


Sean said...

For many years I was a big fan of taoism, having read and loved the Tao of Pooh, and followed it up with a reading of the Tao Te Ching. Nowadays though I find that the goals of taoism run counter to my own current goals, so I've set it aside... not that taoism is bad, if you are seeking of life of inner peace, contentment, and happiness. But if you're striving for personal excellence and moving up in the world, well, those are different goals entirely.

Anonymous said...

Sean, remember that no matter what you think you will or do 'achieve' in this world is only a temporary illusion. It will end. The ego creates the temporary story, the Tao points to something that doesn't end.