We sometimes identify ourselves with our 'stuff'. But those are all things of the ego. Who we really are has no form and never dies.
Jo, I remember Wayne talking about the boat and the wake behind. Another beautiful analogy that puts the past in prospective. The wake doesn't drive the boat; our past doesn't direct where we're going.
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Cool Mary! I love Wayne Dyer (I'm reading Inspiration now) and thank you for compiling all of his quotes, this is a definate keeper! I love an analogy I read in one of his books about thinking of your life as being in a boat, and the waves behind the boat as being your past, and the fact that the waves cant drive the boat. Thats just from memory so I'm sure its not exact, but that always stuck in my mind. jo
"Life isnt about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain."
"If you are not busy being born, you are busy dying." --Bob Dylan "Obstacles are those things we see when we take our eyes off our goals." "If we don't like where we are, change it! We are not trees." "Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity." -- Louis Pasteur, Chemist and Microbiologist
When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
You'll see it when you believe it.
Everything is perfect in the universe - even your desire to improve it.
Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you.
I am realistic - I expect miracles.
Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made.
When you squeeze an orange, orange juice comes out - because that's what's inside. When you are squeezed, what comes out is what is inside of you.
You are important enough to ask and you are blessed enough to receive.
Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.
Anything inside that immobilizes me, gets in my way, keeps me from my goals, is all mine.
Anything you really want, you can attain, if you really go after it.
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.
Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.
Conflict cannot survive without your participation.
Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.
Everything in the universe has a purpose. Indeed, the invisible intelligence that flows through everything in a purposeful fashion is also flowing through you.
Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life as you choose. Anything less is a form of slavery.
Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.
I cannot always control what goes on outside. But I can always control what goes on inside.
I think and that is all that I am.
If I could define enlightenment briefly I would say it is "the quiet acceptance of what is."
If we are to have magical bodies, we must have magical minds.
It is impossible for you to be angry and laugh at the same time. Anger and laughter are mutually exclusive and you have the poser to choose either.
It makes no sense to worry about things you have no control over because there's nothing you can do about them, and why worry about things you do control? The activity of worrying keeps you immobilized.
It's never crowded along the extra mile.
Judgments prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances.
Maxim for life: You get treated in life the way you teach people to treat you.
Miracles come in moments. Be ready and willing.
Our intention creates our reality.
Relationships based on obligation lack dignity.
Self-worth comes from one thing - thinking that you are worthy.
Simply put, you believer that things or people make you unhappy, but this is not accurate. You make yourself unhappy.
Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
Successful people make money. It's not that people who make money become successful, but that successful people attract money. They bring success to what they do.
The components of anxiety, stress, fear, and anger do not exist independently of you in the world. They simply do not exist in the physical world, even though we talk about them as if they do.
There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love; there's only scarcity of resolve to make it happen.
There is no way to prosperity, prosperity is the way.
Transformation literally means going beyond your form.
What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.
You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with.
The last suit that you wear, you don't need any pockets.
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