Change Your Thoughts - Change Your Life

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Hay House, Inc, Jul 1, 2007 - Philosophy - 395 pages
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Five hundred years before the birth of Jesus, a God-realized being named Lao-tzu in ancient China dictated 81 verses, which are regarded by many as the ultimate commentary on the nature of our existence. The classic text of these 81 verses, called the Tao Te Ching or the Great Way, offers advice and guidance that is balanced, moral, spiritual, and always concerned with working for the good. In this book, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer has reviewed hundreds of translations of the Tao Te Ching and has written 81 distinct essays on how to apply the ancient wisdom of Lao-tzu to todayOCOs modern world. This work contains the entire 81 verses of the Tao, compiled from WayneOCOs researching of 10 of the most well-respected translations of text that have survived for more than 25 centuries. Each chapter is designed for actually living the Tao or the Great Way today. Some of the chapter titles are OC Living with Flexibility, OCO OC Living Without Enemies, OCO and OC Living by Letting Go.OCO Each of the 81 brief chapters focuses on living the Tao and concludes with a section called OC Doing the Tao Now.OCO Wayne spent one entire year reading, researching, and meditating on Lao-tzuOCOs messages, practicing them each day and ultimately writing down these essays as he felt Lao-tzu wanted you to know them. This is a work to be read slowly, one essay a day. As Wayne says, OC This is a book that will forever change the way you look at your life, and the result will be that youOCOll live in a new world aligned with nature. Writing this book changed me forever, too. I now live in accord with the natural world and feel the greatest sense of peace IOCOve ever experienced. IOCOm so proud to present this interpretation of the Tao Te Ching, and offer the same opportunity for change that it has brought me.OCO"
 

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I really would like to say that I liked this book; but i didn't. The author carried himself with the same prideful self-assurance that many Christians do. His patronizing tone that he had superior ... Read full review

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This was a book that was required for a womens studies course for me. The reason I say I would not recommend is simply since it is an odd take on life dynamics and spiritual beliefs. It could strike ... Read full review

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Wayne W. Dyer was born in Detroit, Michigan on May 10, 1940. His father left the family when Dyer was a toddler, and his mother placed him in foster care until he was about 10. After serving four years in the Navy, he received a bachelor's degree in history and philosophy, a master's degree in psychology, and a Ph.D. in counseling from Wayne State University. He worked as a high school guidance counselor and a psychologist before becoming a motivational speaker and writer. His first book, Your Erroneous Zones: Step-by-Step Advice for Escaping the Trap of Negative Thinking and Taking Control of Your Life, was published in 1976. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 30 books including Manifest Your Destiny: Nine Spiritual Principles for Getting Everything You Want, Wisdom of the Ages, There's a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem, 10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace, The Power of Intention, Stop the Excuses!: How to Change Lifelong Thoughts, Change Your Thoughts - Change Your Life, Excuses Begone, Wishes Fulfilled, and I Can See Clearly Now. He died of a heart attack on August 29, 2015 at the age of 75.

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