Reflecting on the Inspiration and Wisdom of Dr. Wayne Dyer
Dr. Wayne Dyer was named the "father of motivation" by his fans, who truly appreciated his profound understanding of human nature. He is best known as an internationally acclaimed spiritual teacher and author that inspired countless people to expand self-awareness. His success is frequently said to have begun after his earliest book, Your Erroneous Zones, was published back in 1976. However, the journey that led to his achievements started when he was an associate professor at New York's St. John's University and through clinical teaching. He learned so much about living life joyfully that he felt a calling to share his knowledge, and embarked on doing so eagerly.
Perhaps one reason Dr. Dyer wanted to help others stemmed from his challenging childhood, as he grew-up in foster homes and orphanages. He was acutely aware of the difficulties others faced because he had to overcome many trials in his own life. His compassion and loving kindness touched people and helped them feel understood. Additionally, he offered practical advice about how to cope, adopt positive thinking, and live life fully. As he once said, "Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed." Indeed, he clearly enjoyed life and serving others by showing them how to be happy. It was his actions, not only his words that inspired people to follow his teachings. He dedicated much of his life to making the world a better place by adding to peace; his books, videos and talks raised people's awareness about how to manage their lives effectively in a gentle way, and when people are happy and calm they treat others kindly.
Dr. Wayne Dyer's saying, "You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with," resonates with anyone who has embarked on the voyage of self-improvement, and reflects the powerful truth that everyone is in control of their happiness. He encouraged people to take charge of their own destiny with the maxim, "If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change," explaining that people's outlook colors their experiences. At the same time, Dr. Dyer suggested that people take responsibility for other aspects of their well-being, hence his sayings "How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours" and "When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself." He taught people to observe what was going on in their minds and step into the driver's seat where they were in control.
As well as gifting others with tools for self-empowerment, assisting them to manage their lives in positive ways, Dr. Dyer changed many people's views about who, or what, they are on a spiritual level. He told them, "Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul," and helped them rise above physical ailments and seek inner wisdom as an antidote to perceived problems. He believed that you become the embodiment of your thoughts. Therefore, if you carried out positive thinking, self-love, and gratitude, your life would reflect your actions and thoughts back to you. Undeniably, his legacy is evidence of his inspiring beliefs, as he left the world a plethora of knowledge that will continue to inspire, motivate, and help people, and his followers are truly grateful for his contribution to their happiness.
About the author: Brian Carroll is the CEO of Pivot Insurance and holds CLU & CPCU designations. He has been part of the life insurance industry for over 30 years. He is also an avid runner and has participated in many athletic endurance events. Brian established the anonymous life insurance quote process here at Pivot and takes pride in the caring and professional staff. You can reach Brian at 1-800-651-1953 or BCarroll@pivot.com.