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10 Inspiring Life Lessons We Can Learn From Wayne Dyer

10 Inspiring Life Lessons We Can Learn From Wayne Dyer

Dr Wayne W. Dyer was an extremely popular and beloved motivational and spiritual speaker. He has even been heralded as the “father of motivation.” His book Your Erroneous Zones placed him in the public spotlight selling 35 million copies, and since that success he traveled all over the world giving seminars to those who wanted to change their life.

It’s due to Dyer’s work and his efforts to creating a positive impact on the world that millions of people have awakened to their potential. Their lives have prospered, rippling out and influencing positive change in even more lives.

Wayne recently passed away and he viewed death as the next adventure. He has left behind an inspirational legacy and an abundance of lessons we can apply to our lives.

Here are some life lessons to help you get inspired from Dr. Wayne W. Dyer.

1. Self-love is very important

“Don’t equate your self-worth with how well you do things in your life. You aren’t what you do. If you are what you do, then when you don’t, you aren’t.”

“When you trust in yourself, you are trusting in the wisdom that created you.”

“Other people’s opinion of you is none of your business.”

“Remind yourself that you cannot fail at being yourself.”

2. Have an attitude of gratitude towards life

“Giving is the key to forgiving.”

“Each morning, when you open your eyes, think only three things: thank you, thank you, thank you.”

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“Be in a state of gratitude for everything that shows up in your life. Be thankful for the storms as well as smooth sailing.”

“Gratitude is a scared space where you allow and know that a force greater than your ego is always at work and always available.”

3. Your happiness depends on you

“Happiness is not something you get in life. Happiness is something you bring to life.”

“You have everything you need for complete peace and total happiness right now.”

“Remember that your natural state is joy.”

4. Only you can change your life

“If love and joy are what you want to give and receive, change your life by changing what’s inside.”

“Be the change you want to see.”

“How others treat me is their path, how I react is mine.”

“Everyone is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.”

“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

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“You must be what it is you’re seeking – that is, you need to put forth what you want to attract.”

“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.”

5. Always treat others with kindness

“This year I will remember that people are more important than things.”

“From thoughts to feelings to behaviors, your entire life shifts away from problems when you find your purpose by giving joy away.”

“See the light in others, and treat them as if that is all you see.”

“When given the choice between being right and being kind, choose kind.”

6. Miracles are right in front of you and happen every day

“Miracles come in moments. Be ready and willing.”

“I am realistic. I expect miracles.”

“Once you believe in yourself and see your soul as divine and precious, you’ll automatically be converted to a being who can create miracles.”

“There is a secret garden where miracles and magic abound, and it’s available to anyone who makes the choice to visit there.”

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“Have in your mind that which would constitute a miracle for you. Get the vision. Suspend disbelief and skepticism. Allow yourself to take the journey toward real magic.”

7. Embrace life and live your dreams as if they were already true

“Never forget that doing what you love is the cornerstone of having success in your life.”

“When you become certain that nothing is impossible for you, you’ll attain everything you desire.”

“The more you see yourself as what you’d like to become, and act as if what you want is already there, the more you’ll activate those dormant forces that will collaborate to transform you dream into reality.”

8. To find answers we must embrace the beauty of silence

“The reality of life speaks to us in silence.”

“Everything that’s created comes out of the silence. Your thoughts emerge from the nothingness of silence. Your words come out of this void. Your very essence emerged from emptiness.”

“When I embrace silence, I experience miracles.”

9. How you think determines your reality

“You create your thoughts. Your thoughts create your intentions, your intentions create your reality.”

“In every moment of your life, remember that every thought you have impacts you.”

“As you place more and more of your energy on what you intend to manifest, you’ll start seeing those intentions materialising.”

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“Initiate a habit of choosing thoughts and ideas that support feeling good and powerful, and that elevate you to a higher level of consciousness.”

“The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind.”

“Thoughts become things.”

“Our intention creates our reality.”

“The greatest gift you were ever given is your imagination. Within it is the capacity to have all your wishes fulfilled. Look around you. Everything was once in someone’s imagination.”

10. Appreciate and live each day to the fullest

“Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live each day as it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.”

“You’ll seldom experience regret for anything you’ve done. It is what you haven’t done that will torment you. The message therefore, is clear: Do it! Develop an appreciation for the present moment. Seize every second of your life and savor it.”

“Don’t die with your music still in you.”

“Go for it now. The future is promised to no-one.”

I hope these have inspired you to make the changes to live a happy life full of miracles! If you’d like to read more quotes then this link will take you there.

Featured photo credit: Dy Wayne Dyer/drwaynedyer.com via drwaynedyer.com

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Last Updated on July 16, 2019

7 Ways to Get Rid of Negative Energy and Become Positive

7 Ways to Get Rid of Negative Energy and Become Positive

Negativity affects ourselves and everyone around us. It limits our potential to become something great and live a fulfilling, purposeful life. Negativity has a tangible effect on our health, too. Research has shown that people who cultivate negative energy experience more stress, more sickness, and less opportunity over the course of their lives than those who choose to live positively.

When we make a decision to become positive, and follow that decision up with action, we will begin to encounter situations and people that are also positive. The negative energy gets edged out by all positive experiences. It’s a snowball effect.

Although negative and positive thoughts will always exist, the key to becoming positive is to limit the amount of negativity that we experience by filling ourselves up with more positivity.

Here are some ways to get rid of negativity and become more positive.

1. Become Grateful for Everything

When life is all about us, it’s easy to believe that we deserve what we have. An attitude of entitlement puts us at the center of the universe and sets up the unrealistic expectation that others should cater to us, our needs, and our wants. This vain state of existence is a surefire way to set yourself up for an unfulfilled life of negativity.

People living in this sort of entitlement are “energy suckers”–they are always searching for what they can get out of a situation. People that don’t appreciate the nuances of their lives live in a constant state of lacking. And it’s really difficult to live a positive life this way.

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When we begin to be grateful and appreciate everything in our lives–from the small struggles that make us better, to the car that gets us from A to B every day–we shift our attitude from one of selfishness, to one of appreciation. This appreciation gets noticed by others, and a positive harmony begins to form in our relationships.

We begin to receive more of that which we are grateful for, because we’ve opened ourselves up to the idea of receiving, instead of taking. This will make your life more fulfilling, and more positive.

2. Laugh More, Especially at Yourself

Life gets busy, our schedules fill up, we get into relationships, and work can feel task oriented and routine-driven at times. Being human can feel more like being a robot. But having this work-driven, serious attitude often results in negative and performance oriented thinking.

Becoming positive means taking life less seriously and letting yourself off the hook. This is the only life that you get to live, why not lighten up your mood?

Laughter helps us become positive by lightening our mood and reminding us not to take life so seriously. Are you sensitive to light sarcasm? Do you have trouble laughing at jokes? Usually, people who are stressed out and overly serious get most offended by sarcasm because their life is all work and no play.

If we can learn to laugh at ourselves and our mistakes, life will become more of an experiment in finding out what makes us happy. And finding happiness means finding positivity.

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3. Help Others

Negativity goes hand in hand with selfishness. People that live only for themselves have no higher purpose in their lives. If the whole point of this world is only to take care of yourself and no one else, the road to a long-term fulfillment and purpose is going to be a long one.

Positivity accompanies purpose. The most basic way to create purpose and positivity in your life is to begin doing things for others. Start small; open the door for the person in front of you at Starbucks or ask someone how their day was before telling them about yours.

Helping others will give you an intangible sense of value that will translate into positivity. And people might just appreciate you in the process.

4. Change Your Thinking

We can either be our best coach or our best enemy. Change starts from within. If you want to become more positive, change the wording of your thoughts. We are the hardest on ourselves, and a stream of negative self talk is corrosive to a positive life.

The next time you have a negative thought, write it down and rephrase it with a positive spin. For example, change a thought like, “I can’t believe I did so horribly on the test–I suck.” to “I didn’t do as well as I hoped to on this test. But I know I’m capable and I’ll do better next time.”

Changing our self-talk is powerful.

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5. Surround Yourself with Positive People

We become most like the people that we surround ourselves with. If our friend group is full of negative energy-suckers and drama queens, we will emulate that behavior and become like them. It is very difficult to become more positive when the people around us don’t support or demonstrate positive behavior.

As you become more positive, you’ll find that your existing friends will either appreciate the new you or they will become resistant to your positive changes. This is a natural response.

Change is scary; but cutting out the negative people in your life is a huge step to becoming more positive. Positive people reflect and bounce their perspectives onto one another. Positivity is a step-by-step process when you do it solo, but a positive group of friends can be an escalator.

6. Get into Action

Negative thoughts can be overwhelming and challenging to navigate. Negativity is usually accompanied by a “freak-out” response, especially when tied to relationships, people and to worrying about the future. This is debilitating to becoming positive and usually snowballs into more worry, more stress and more freak-outs.

Turn the negative stress into positive action. The next time you’re in one of these situations, walk away and take a break. With your eyes closed, take a few deep breaths. Once you’re calm, approach the situation or problem with a pen and pad of paper. Write out four or five actions or solutions to begin solving the problem.

Taking yourself out of the emotionally charged negative by moving into the action-oriented positive will help you solve more problems rationally and live in positivity

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7. Take Full Responsibility, Stop Being the Victim

You are responsible for your thoughts.

People that consistently believe that things happen to them handicap themselves to a victim mentality. This is a subtle and deceptive negative thought pattern. Phrases like “I have to work” or “I can’t believe he did that to me” are indicators of a victim mentality. Blaming circumstances and blaming others only handicaps our decision to change something negative into something positive.

Taking full responsibility for your life, your thoughts and your actions is one of the biggest steps in creating a more positive life. We have unlimited potential within to create our own reality, change our life, and change our thoughts. When we begin to really internalize this, we discover that no one can make us feel or do anything. We choose our emotional and behavioral response to people and circumstances.

Make positive choices in favor of yourself.

“Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habit. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny” ― Lao Tzu

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