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This would be book number two of Dyer’s that I have read. As a general guide to spirituality, it is sound. Dyer explicitly states that the world would be better if we relied less on what he calls our ego and more on “our sacred self”. Many other spiritual thinkers, philosophers, psychologists, and motivational thinkers have expressed this same view. Certainly, as Dyer suggests egotism causes many problems, but if everyone became selfless, there would be just as many problems. People would and now sometimes do fight over who gets to be generous and selfless. I remember once my grandmother and one of her friends went shopping and eating. Instead of them arguing “You need to pay”, which would be selfish, each of them were insisting that they should be the one who pays and my grandma ultimately said, “Next time I won’t take you then.” The symbiotic relationships works best when some give and others receive at least part of the time. I did really like his explicit and implicit renunciation of evangelical Christianity, and he seems to accept just about every other form of spirituality. Sounds like a good spiritual approach to me. His second to last chapter, “From Toxicity to Purity” threw me off some. I was expecting a chapter discussing purity in the sense I know, which he would consider “purity of the body”, and perhaps some of what he considers “purity of the mind”, but the chapter was different than my main conception of purity, so it didn’t resonate with me as much as I thought it would, but it was still decent.
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