Change The Way You Look at Things – The Affirmation Spot for Wednesday October 1, 2008

Today’s thought:
“When you change the way you look at things the things you look at change.”

Dr. Wayne Dyer is a world famous motivation expert. His writings and teachings have played a huge role in the turnaround I experienced in my life. He has sold millions of books and continues to sell out venues around The United States.

Wayne has a unique way of taking deep spiritual and psychological principles and making them simple and easy to apply to our lives.

The following clip was taken from one of his numerous appearances on PBS over the years. He is discussing how we look for solutions to our internal situations in the outside world.

Runtime: 3 minutes 36 seconds

Resources

Wayne’s Website

Stay inspired!

Ray

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About Ray Davis

Ray Davis is an author and co-founder of 6 Sense Media. His latest books are the Anunnaki Awakening trilogy - speculative fiction series focusing the issues of humanity's past and future. The series is heavily influenced by the science fiction genre. Book 1 - Revelation - is now available - http://www.AATrilogy.com. Ray has written prolifically on the topics of personal development and human potential. In 2007, Ray founded The Affirmation Spot - a website offering downloadable mp3 motivational tools and affirmations. http://www.theaffirmationspot.com. Ray began studying affirmations and positive thinking after a life-threatening illness at 25. His thirst for self-improvement led him to read the writings of Joseph Campbell, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, and many other luminaries in the fields of mythology and motivation. Over time, he has melded these ideas into his own philosophy on self-development. He has written and used affirmations and other tools throughout that time to improve his own life and has a passion for helping other reach for their goals and dreams. In 2010 he authored an eBook titled The Power to Be You: 417 Original Daily Thoughts for Personal Empowerment. Ray holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Secondary Education in Social Studies from University of Kansas. He lives in Louisburg, KS with his wife, April, two grown stepkids, and his black lab, Mia.
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3 Responses to Change The Way You Look at Things – The Affirmation Spot for Wednesday October 1, 2008

  1. Neil says:

    The quote, “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” has, fortunately, a flip side to it. That flip side is where I am right now. I don’t know if it is true for everyone, but for me, that flip side is a prerequisite to the side we often hear about – the side of positive thinking.

    The side we hear about most of the time is that ‘when we change the way we look at things, we look at things differently.’ That is certainly true.

    However, I’m not entirely there. What I’ve found is the flip side of the coin. As I’ve said, for me, that seems to be the first thing I need to learn. That other side of the coin says, ‘when we change the way we look at things, we look at different things.’

    To me, it seems like natural growth to make decisions to see different things and then to begin to see the regular stuff I see differently than I have previously seen it. Again, for myself, the things I regularly see . . . bills, job requirements, relationship demands, etc. are too often habit. Habits are harder to break than to create.

    I am beginning to learn how to establish new habits by seeing different things than I have taken the time to see before. And, as I am beginning to add those different things into my ‘looking at’ habit, I am beginning to look at the things I have always looked at in a different way.

    I’m not saying at all that there is a right way or a wrong way to approach this ‘looking at’ principle. I don’t know that one must precede the other. I am pretty well convinced that life will let us know where to begin. However, I am equally convinced that both sides of the coin are equally important and that, as we grow, either side is incomplete without the other.

    Who knows, maybe it’s a box and there are six sides! LOL. That’s cool. That means I may have more to learn.

    Neil

  2. Ray Davis says:

    Neil,

    Great points. Thank you for sharing your insights. Honestly, I believe there are 6 billion different sides of everything and infinite possible ways to look at just about anything.

    That’s probably a bit overwhelming when you are hoping to grow and progress. There are certainly several approaches that will produce the desired results.

    Your last idea is so important. Often the listening must proceed even the looking.

    Stay inspired!

    Ray

  3. Roy says:

    I am currently changing the way I look at things, particularly about value judgments for others perspectives.

    I find that the intolerant say “I am right and you are wrong” or “If you are not with us, you are against us.” I find that others seem to say “your way is ok, but my way is better” as if each perspective was a liniar path and one perspective is more advanced/closer to perfection than another.

    I am making an effort to see things of beauty and value in the perspectives of all, even those I view as intolerant.

    Thank you for this affirmation spot.

    Roy

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