We have a beautiful Spring day here in northeast Kansas today. Yesterday we had howling winds and sideways rain. Today we have the gentle healing of blue skies, puffy clouds, and a persistent sun. The video below provides a visual of this start and definitive change. The same three appears in both parts of the video.
Our lives are very much like the weather. I know that’s novel insight, but it’s stark how quickly weather shifts and how quickly the fortunes of our lives do too.
Two months ago life was cruising along as normal. We weren’t forced to think beyond our mundane routine and often we didn’t. Then the Coronavirus and COVID-19 and now the threat of economic challenge have forced out of that comfort zone and into new paradigms that will linger for years or decades.
It all seems very dark at the moment – don’t buy all the dystopia. We do have choices in the matter. The skies have seemed dark for many these past two months, but I’m here to promise you the sun will come out again because our lives; they are very much like the weather.
One day you can experience a hellish storm and the next day blessings of a new life and new hope carried on the wind. That sunny day is coming for all of us again. Stay focused on what you can do and what you can control.
As the late great Wayne Dyer once explained, “There is ain’t no use in worrying. There’s no use in worrying about things you can’t control because you have no control over them. There’s no use worrying about things you can control because you will take care of them.”
Everything happening right now will get handled. Life will return to something like the normal we knew before, only with profound new opportunities to remake the world into our highest vision of what it can be and of what we can be.
Stay strong. Stay safe. Stay inspired.
Just in case no one has told you today, you ARE awesome!
Dr. Wayne Dyer was one of my mentors from afar for many years. His personal story and his evolution from simply psychology to an all-encompassing spiritual view of the human condition mirrored my own.
Here are 10 of my favorite Dyer quotes. You can find the complete list of his quotes on the TAS website.
- Iff you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
- You’ll see it when you believe it.
- How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
- Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.
- The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about.
- You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.
- Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.
- 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.
- Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.
- When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
Stay inspired, my friends!
“When you change the way you look at things the things you look at change.”
Dr. Wayne Dyer was a world famous motivation expert and I consider him a mentor to me from afar. I was fortunate enough to see him speak live at Unity Temple on the Plaza in Kansas City in 1997.
His writings and teachings played a huge role in the turnaround I experienced in my life. Millions more agreed. He sold millions of books and spoke to sold out venues around the world. Later he became a highly successful mainstay of PBS fundraising drives.
Wayne had 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.
Power hack: Anais Nin offered a related thought. “We see the world not as it is, but as we are.”
You have, at any moment, the power to change the way you look at anything. There may be a voice in you that’s telling you, “I could never change the way I look at this or that.” At some point in time, you did choose how to look at that. You had no power then than you have now. You can, if you choose, change the way you see things. By doing so, the things you will see change.
Follow your bliss. Experience your bliss. Become your bliss.
Please visit the TAS website to find 30 fantastic Wayne Dyer quotes.
Don’t die with your music still inside of you.
One of my favorite moments in Spring is the first time I see and hear a cardinal sing. I love red and so I find cardinals to be stunning birds. The best thing, though, is their amazing song. I can’t get enough of it. I’d love to hear your song too!
The late Wayne Dyer often encouraged his listeners with this aphorism. I never heard Wayne say it, but I’ve always believed he was referring back to another proverb of indistinct origin. “A bird doesn’t sing because it has the answer, it sings because it has a song.
Did you know you have a song inside of you? I believe we all do. You may call it your bliss, your mission, your path. It’s that thing that we cannot imagine dying without having expressed, experienced, and shared. Yet, many of you reading this, have not blessed the world with your song.
“Well,” you might think, “No one really cares about my song. It won’t change the world or my situation.” Are you sure? Who among us knows how a word, a gesture, a thought from you might change everything?
Whether you “singing” your song would shift the world or just shift a moment, read the quote again. The reason for singing your song is not because your song is the answer, though it might be. The reason for singing your song is because you have a song and it’s what you’re here to do. You won’t feel complete until you pipe up. So, pipe up!
It doesn’t have to be the most beautiful song or the most profound. It only needs to be the contribution you came here to make.
No pressure, but it’s time to start singing!
Have a fantastic and song-filled day!