Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life (Wayne Dyer)June 23rd, 2009
In my first post, I mentioned that I was reading 4 different books at the same time. To keep in the flow of an introductory post, I didn’t specify which ones or why. I’d like to do that now, just in case you’re curious.
Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao
(by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer)
This is my staple…just like my daily cup of coffee (yes, I hope to kick that habit some day, just not today). I actually bought my copy at a Wayne Dyer lecture, but was too lazy to stick around and get an autograph. Dr. Dyer has written essays on each of the 81 passages of the Tao Te Ching and recommended reading one passage only and mulling it over for several days before moving on to the next. It took great discipline (of which I’ve got little to spare), but I did it! After only getting half way through, I already started seeing changes in my life, especially in my relationship with my teenage daughter. Whereas previously, the teenage years were rubbing me the wrong way (I should say rubbing me raw really), the more peace I embodied, the more peaceful our relationship became. I remember thinking at one point “Oh, she’s really calmed down.” Then I realized that maybe I was the one who had calmed down and stopped feeding the fire of adolescence.
I’m now on my second time through with the same book, and it’s still teaching me things about myself, lighting my path, and reminding me of things that struck a lovely chord, only to have that chord go flat after life interfered. I keep this book with me pretty much all the time. I like to read a little in the morning at my favorite coffee shop, where I go after I drop my daughter off at school, and before I head off to my work. It starts my day out in the right direction.
Life is good! Namaste. –Lori