Wayne Walter Dyer was an American philosopher, self-help author, and a motivational speaker. His first book, Your Erroneous Zones, is one of the best-selling books of all time, with an estimated 35 million copies sold to date. Dyer proceeded to build on his success with lecture tours, a series of audiotapes, PBS programs, and regular publication of new books. Dyer’s message resonated with many in the New Thought Movement and beyond. He often recounted anecdotes from his family life and repeatedly used his own life experience as an example. His self-made man success story was a part of his appeal.
What We Think Determines What Happens To Us, So If We Want To Change Our Lives, We Need To Stretch Our Minds.
Your Life Is Like A Play With Several Acts. Some Of The Characters Who Enter Have Short Roles To Play, Others, Much Larger. Some Are Villains And Others Are Good Guys. But All Of Them Are Necessary; Otherwise, They Wouldn't Be In The Play. Embrace Them All, And Move On To The Next Act.
How People Treat You Is Their Karma; How You React Is Yours.
Keep In Mind That No Matter How Perfectly You Get Your Life In Order, You Will Never Be Rid Of All Your Problems. Problems Are A Way Of Life, Always Have Been, Always Will Be. But How You Elect To View Those Problems Is All Up To You.
Everything That's Created Comes Out Of Silence. Your Thoughts Emerge From The Nothingness Of Silence. Your Words Come Out Of This Void. Your Very Essence Emerged From Emptiness. All Creativity Requires Some Stillness.
Only The Insecure Strive For Security.
You Can't Choose Up Sides On A Round World.
Everything Is Perfect In The Universe - Even Your Desire To Improve It.
You Leave Old Habits Behind By Starting Out With The Thought, 'I Release The Need For This In My Life'.
If You Are Living Out Of A Sense Of Obligation You Are Slave.
You Can Never Get Enough Of What You Don't Want.
Freedom Means You Are Unobstructed In Living Your Life As You Choose. Anything Less Is A Form Of Slavery.
A Lot Of People Have A Sense-of-entitlement Mentality That Somebody Else Ought To Do These Things For Them. People Are Mad At The Government For Not Getting Jobs For Them. I Don't Understand Why It's The Government's Responsibility.
Dream And You Shall Become.
Most Of Us Are Raised To Believe We Are Ordinary. The Anchor Of The Universe Is Present In Every Child. A Parent Only Needs To Guide And Step Aside And Let Them Fulfill Their Dharma. Help Children Remember That They Can Do Or Be Anything.
The Greatest Service That Can Be Offered To Children Who Show Personality Traits Or Inclinations That Might Not Be Understood By The Adults Around Them Is To Allow Them To Express Their Own Unique Humanity.
I Don't Write The Books. God Writes The Books And Delivers The Speeches.
Everything You Are Against Weakens You. Everything You Are For Empowers You.
My Earliest Books Focus Almost Entirely On Psychological Tools To Help Readers Employ Effective Commonsense Approaches To Problems. There Are No References To God Or A Higher Self In The First 15 Or So Years Of My Publishing History.
My Father, Who Was Jailed For Stealing On More Than One Occasion, Just Abandoned His Fatherly Responsibilities And Disappeared. I Grew Up Working From The Time I Was Nine Years Of Age. Money Was A Big Issue Everywhere I Lived.
There Is No Way To Prosperity, Prosperity Is The Way.
The Fact That You Are Willing To Say, 'I Do Not Understand, And It Is Fine,' Is The Greatest Understanding You Could Exhibit.
I Grew Up In The East Side Of Detroit In An Area Where There Was Very Little, Except For A Lot Of Scarcity, Poverty And Hunger. I Never Woke Up Saying, 'I'm An Orphan Again Today, Isn't This Terrible? Poor Me.'
You Can Either Be A Host To God, Or A Hostage To Your Ego. It's Your Call.
Maxim For Life: You Get Treated In Life The Way You Teach People To Treat You.
Wanting To Feel Good Is Synonymous With Wanting To Feel God.
It's Always Interesting About God Because It's Like All Of The Religions In The World Say That They Pray To The Same God, And Yet They Ask That Same One God To Divide Itself Up And Agree With This One And Fight Against That One.
When You're Just Like Everybody Else, You've Nothing To Offer Other Than Your Conformity.
Don't Program Yourself To Break Down As You Age With Thoughts That Decline Is Inevitable. Time May Be Passing For Our Bodies, But Because They House Our Ageless Souls, We Never Need To See Ourselves As Old And Infirm.
The Tao Teaches Us Not To Intervene And Interfere. The Things We Love We Have To Learn To Leave Alone. And The People We Love We Have To Learn To Let Them Be.
If You Have Passion, There Is No Need For Excuses Because Your Enthusiasm Will Trump Any Negative Reasoning You Might Come Up With. Enthusiasm Makes Excuses A Nonissue.
An Artist Or A Creative Person Of Any Kind Goes About Their Work Because It's Their Path, It's What Excites Them, It's What Aligns Their Soul With Who They Truly Are, Who They Showed Up To Be.
The Child In You, Like All Children, Loves To Laugh, To Be Around People Who Can Laugh At Themselves And Life. Children Instinctively Know That The More Laughter We Have In Our Lives, The Better.
Relationships Based On Obligation Lack Dignity.
The Child Inside Of You Knows How To Take Things As They Come, How To Deal Most Effectively And Happily With Everything And Everyone It Encounters On This Planet. If You Can Recapture That Childlike Essence Of Your Being, You Can Stay 'Forever Young At Heart.'
If You Want To Be A Voice For Peace In The World, Begin By Making Peace A Permanent Condition Of Your Own Life.
A Great Hallmark Of Mental Wellness Is The Ability To Be In The Present Moment, Fully And With No Thoughts Of Being Elsewhere.
Practice Radical Humility. Take No Credit For Your Talents, Intellectual Abilities, Aptitudes, Or Proficiencies. Be In A State Of Awe And Bewilderment.
Our Present Moment Is A Mystery That We Are Part Of. Here And Now Is Where All The Wonder Of Life Lies Hidden. And Make No Mistake About It, To Strive To Live Completely In The Present Is To Strive For What Already Is The Case.
By Taking Responsibility For How You Choose To Respond To Anything Or Anyone, You're Aligning Yourself With The Beautiful Dance Of Life.
There Is No Greater Power In Heaven Or On Earth Than Pure, Unconditional Love. The Nature Of The God Force, The Unseen Intelligence In All Things, Which Causes The Material World And Is The Center Of Both The Spiritual And Physical Plane, Is Best Described As Pure, Unconditional Love.
In Times Of Need, God Can Come To You In A Myriad Of Disguises.
We've Been Programmed, From The Time That We Were Very, Very Little, About What We Can't Do - About What Is Impossible.
Self-actualized People Are Independent Of The Good Opinion Of Others.
The Presence Of Passion Within You Is The Greatest Gift You Can Receive. Treat It As A Miracle.
Doing What You Love Is The Cornerstone Of Having Abundance In Your Life.
There's No Substitute For The Practice Of Meditation.
Your Highest Self Is Not Just An Idea That Sounds Lofty And Spiritual. It Is A Way Of Being. It Is The Very First Principle That You Must Come To Understand And Embrace As You Move Toward Attracting To You That Which You Want And Need For This Parenthesis In Eternity That You Know As Your Life.
Within All Of Us Is A Divine Capacity To Manifest And Attract All That We Need And Desire.
What Is The Tao Te Ching? Five Hundred Years Before The Birth Of Jesus, A God-realized Being Named Lao-tzu In Ancient China Dictated 81 Verses Which Are Regarded By Many As The Ultimate Commentary On The Nature Of Existence.