Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Inspiration for the Day
I was flipping through the channels and something caught my attention. It was a KCTS 9 special with Dr. Wayne Dyer. I watched only a few minutes but enough to hear that he was voted one of the top three most spiritually influential people in the world (following Eckhart Tolle and the Dalai Lama). I recorded the show and have since caught bits and pieces. I looked him up on the Internet to get a quick version (rather than the 3 hour special) and came across this list of quotes from him. I thought a lot of them were really great and worth sharing. Enjoy.
Quotes from Wayne Dyer, PhD.
Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.
When you stop needing more of everything, more of what you desire seems to arrive in your life.
Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.
Conflict cannot survive without your participation.
Deficiency motivation doesn’t work. It will lead to a life-long pursuit of try to fix me. Learn to appreciate what you have and where and who you are.
With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.
You cannot solve a problem with the mind that created it. First you must change the mind.
Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.
Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you.
Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life as you choose. Anything less is a form of slavery.
If you are living out of a sense of obligation you are slave.
If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
Judgments prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances.
You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming him, but you won’t succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you unhappy.
Only the insecure strive for security.
Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves without any insistence that they satisfy you.
Successful people make money. It’s not that people who make money become successful, but that successful people attract money. They bring success to what they do.
The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of the state of your mind.
What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds.
Simply put, you believe that things or people make you unhappy, but this is not accurate. You make yourself unhappy.
Heaven is a state of mind, not a location.
The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about.
There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love; there’s only scarcity of resolve to make it happen.
What comes out of you when you are squeezed is what is inside of you.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
When I chased after money, I never had enough. When I got my life on purpose and focused on giving of myself and everything that arrived into my life, then I was prosperous.
You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.
You’ll see it when you believe it.
A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe.