The Shift: Taking Your Life from Ambition to Meaning

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Hay House, Inc, Mar 1, 2010 - Religion - 119 pages
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The ShiftOCoa companion book to the movie of the same nameOCoillustrates how and why to make the move from ambition to meaning. Such a shift eliminates our feelings of separateness, illuminates our spiritual connectedness, and involves moving from the ego-directed morning into the afternoon of life where everything is primarily influenced by purpose. As we contemplate leaving the morning of our life, where ego has played a commanding role, and entering the afternoon (and evening), where meaning and purpose replace ambition and struggle, we may encounter unexpected occurrences that accompany this new direction. ItOCOs almost a universal law that weOCOll experience a fall of some kind. Yet these falls or low points provide the energy we need to move away from ego and into a life of meaning and purpose. The Shift doesnOCOt mean that we lose our drive and ambition; it signifies that we become ambitious about something new. We make a commitment to living a life based on experiencing meaning and feeling purposeful, rather than never-ending demands and false promises that are the trademark of the egoOCOs agenda. As Dr. Wayne W. Dyer so eloquently reveals in these pages, we all have the choice to shift our lives from ambition to meaning . . . and thereby complete our return to the Source that created us."
 

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User Review  - IonaS - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed Wayne Dyer’s latest book, Wishes fulfilled, but I found this one a bit hard going and difficult to get into, hence the four instead of five stars. Wayne discusses the shift “from ... Read full review

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User Review  - JoyMakepeace - LibraryThing

I loved "The Shift" and have become a fan of Dr Wayne Dyer. This book talks about is the purpose and meaning of life. It questions where we come from and talks about just "being". Good place to start on a self-discovery journey. Read full review

Contents

Ambition
31
To
59
Meaning
85
Endnotes
115
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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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