Dr Wayne Dyer
The number one influence in my life with regards to spirituality, is Dr Wayne Dyer. So it was obvious that I was excited that he was going to be interviewed on The Aware Show. Over the past few weeks, I had grown accustomed to listening to these experts and to the quality information they were providing through the format of their radio interview!
The anticipation to listen to Dr Dyer was great…
For those of you who are not familiar with him, WAYNE W. DYER, PH.D, is an internationally renowned author and speaker in the field of self-development. He’s the author of over 30 books, has created many audio programs and videos, and has appeared on thousands of television and radio shows. He is affectionately called the ‘father of motivation’ by his fans
I myself have read several of his books thanks to the ALWAYS fully stacked self-help shelf of my mother’s bookcase that sat conveniently in our home for me to “discover”.
On the show
Dr Dyer spoke mainly about his new book ‘Excuses Begone’. He talked about the common excuses that run our lives such as “I’m too busy”, “I’m not good enough” and “I don’t have enough money”.
- It was stated that some of these things come in from childhood. When we were very little, we get handed all these things from our family members and teachers and neighbours as it has been going on for generations.
- Dr Dyer furthered that even though these excuses are given to us as cultural means, and even though we may have only been children, it was ultimately us that agreed to take these beliefs on.
- In Excuses Begone, he makes us think about how these thinking habits contribute to us living in these self defeating ways.
Dr Dyer spoke a lot about Ego
- Ego is a very tough master because we have been programmed to believe that who we are is different from who we TRULY are. Here Dr Dyer was speaking to the fact that because we are coming from the standpoint that we are this person we’ve grown to think we are, our ego governs our lives. If we were to truly get in touch with who we are, there would be no need for Ego.
- You can get much more done by doing less and by not struggling and just letting go!
For every fearful thought that you have, ask yourself “is this true?” According to Dr Dyer, only 1% of our thoughts are actually true!
- Ask yourself which thought you’d rather have – the hard thought or the thought that gives you AT LEAST the opportunity to make it happen?