Thursday, January 26, 2017

You'll See It When You Believe It - Dr. Wayne Dyer

The bestselling author of 'Your Erroneous Zones', therapist, writer and speaker says it all in the title - 'You Will See It When You Believe It'. I have experienced it much to my amazement - how much we see and do not - simply because of our training, beliefs and prejudices. Wayne urges us to see clearly, see the best possible scenario using the powerful weapon we have - our thoughts.
Arrow Books, 236 p

One of the first things that struck me was this excerpt from Peace Pilgrim as quoted in the book.

Some Signs and Symptoms of Inner Peace

A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than on facts based on past experiences
An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment
A loss of interest in judging other people
A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others
A loss of interest in conflict
A loss of ability to worry
Frequent overwhelming episodes of appreciation
Contented feelings of connectedness with others and nature
Frequent attacks of smiling
An increased susceptibility to the love extended by others as well as the uncontrollable urge to extend it

Very nice.

Wayne Dyer talks of inner peace, about connectedness and oneness. About knowing that all is there. The book is divided into seven parts Transformation, Thought, Oneness, Abundance, Detachment, Synchronicity and Forgiveness.

To begin the process of personal transformation he suggests practicing the following - think of yourself and others as formless and as mere thoughts and feelings, be the observer (with yourself and others), go beyond your comfort zone, rip off the labels you have given yourself, clear yourself of negativity and judgment. Watch how your mind controls the body, meditate and be kind and understanding to yourself. Don't stagnate, don't take yourself too seriously, don't take others too seriously, flow easily, formlessly, don't be rigid.

He gives four principles to help your visualization - your thoughts come from your images so work on the images, all that you visualize is already here so feel the proximity, be willing and that's better than being determined, and realize that there is no such thing as failure.

Wayne urges you to be an awake dreamer. The underlying principles are - that time does not exist (so don't worry about how long it will take), there is no cause and effect (you don't have to do anything to get something), there is no beginning and no end (it can just happen), obstacles are opportunities (always), you create everything you need for the dream (you are the creator), reactions are real while characters are an illusion (take the emotion and drop the person) and the only way to know you are dreaming is to awaken. Seek to improve on a daily basis. In your mind see the possibility several times a day. Work on your thoughts than on your behavior, and remember, your circumstances do not make you, they reveal you.

To practice the principle of oneness - suspend thoughts of separateness for one hour and think you are connected to everything. Examine labels you give yourself. Realize that the journey and the goal are the same. When striking out verbally at those you love watch yourself, think of enemies as one with you. See everyone who comes into your life as  teacher.

On abundance he asks us to practice - whatever you place your focus on expands so be aware what you are thinking about. Transcend scarcity thinking. You are it all already just realize it. You own nothing so don't get too possessive. To fine tune into abundance he says - think of what you think you are worth, what do you think you deserve and what do you think is available for you,
To bring abundance into your life - be against nothing, say yes to everything. Make an effort to be thankful for what you have and who you are. Observe your mind and focus on what you want to expand. Do what you love and love what you do. Whatever you enjoy receiving in your life say 'I deserve this', Whenever you are tempted to give less, try giving a little extra instead.

On practicing detachment he says  - flow is one way of being detached. Since we are all energy we must allow energy to flow freely.  Networking helps to detach. A net worker finds it easier to give. to practice detachment. Flow with what you encounter rather than being inwardly critical. Try replacing competition with cooperation. Keep things circulating in your life, talk to yourself about your attitude of ownership Work each day at simply allowing loved ones to be without any attachments. Accept your form lovingly. Don't make people wrong.

"Money will come to you in sufficient amounts to take care of your need only when you stop needing more of it. the more you give away without any expectations, the more you will receive back."

To practice Synchronicity - remember everything in in sync. There are no mistakes, its all perfect. Take responsibility for your role within the larger drama at all times. Stop worrying. Quiet your mind and experience the perfect rhythm of the universe.  Review the three stages of enlightenment and ask yourself where you are. Trust your intuition. He says analysis is a violent act that breaks up the universe. Synthesis is the opposite of analysis.

And lastly practice Forgiveness - rid yourself of blame, revenge and judgment.

We are all one, we are energy, we are our feelings and thoughts. All we want is already there so stop worrying and practice being in the flow. Know that you are taken care of and you will be. Do your best and stay detached to the outcome. Enjoy life without attachment. Think in images, focus on outcomes and hold those images. Stop doubting. Start feeling the emotion of already having received. All good. I like the part of giving more when you feel like giving less. And flowing with what comes your way instead of being critical. To be more intuitive. And of course, to stop worrying.

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