My Favorite Inspiring Quotes
Tribute to Wayne Dyer (1940-2015)
Commentary by Peter Shepherd
On August 29th, Wayne Dyer passed on. He has been a leading figure for nearly 40 years in the New Thought movement - a century-old spiritual school of thought that believes God is everywhere, individuals have the divine spirit within themselves, and one’s thinking has the power to change one's world or heal disease. Here are some quotes of his to not only remember a phenomenal human being, but to help motivate and inspire you to continue his legacy...
It's about the journey, not the destination, and living in our present experience rather than just in the hopes - or fears - the future may bring.
They are responsible for themselves, your responsibility lies with what you do and say and feel, in other words.
Your attitude, your response, is your choice. For you, subjectively, it changes everything.
Love is never possessive - that's something else, ego in fact, not love.
This is a famous quote of his. The future starts now, like: right now! We can't keep putting today off until tomorrow, and expect to be be happy.
If you don't express your will freely, do what you want - what the real you wants - you are effectively trapped in somebody else's design. It's your life!
Again, we have the choice. We think we don't, but we do.
We usually think that we know best, without even really listening to alternative possibilities. Don't be blinkered - it may seem like the easy path but we are the ones that suffer in the end.
Resistance and fear pull you down. Acceptance and love raise you up.
Our choices lie behind everything we do, think, feel, believe, accept, resist, fear... and the list goes on.
Acceptance doesn't mean to like or agree, it means to acknowledge things as they are, to work from there. Not to pretend otherwise or turn your back.
We can choose to accept and learn and be grateful, or we can choose to be right and blame others and separate ourselves. As Wayne says...
Here’s some further reading on this theme...
Forgiving others is essential for spiritual growth. Your experience of someone who has hurt you, while painful, is now nothing more that a thought or feeling that you carry around. These thoughts of resentment, anger, and hatred represent slow, debilitating energies that will dis-empower you if you continue to let these thoughts occupy space in your head. If you could release them, you would know more peace. Here I share how to forgive someone who has hurt you in 15 steps... Continues