Thursday, July 24, 2008

Random Bits of Dyer Wisdom

My wife carries around a copy of Dr. Wayne W. Dyer's "Everyday Wisdom for Success." It's a little book that she carries in her purse, along with the wallet, makeup, and a miniature drug store. She likes to pull it (the book) out at restaurants after we order our food.

One each page, a wise sentence is printed. The idea is that you open the book to a random page. The sentence you get is your personalized bit of wisdom for success.

I'm not a fan of Dr. Dyer. I wasn't able to get through the first couple of chapters of "The Power of Intention." But so far I like this book.

Here are three bits of wisdom that I came across so far:
"If you are suffering in your life right now, I can guarantee that this condition is tied up with some kind of attachment to how things should be going."
Wow. I'll get bent out of shape at least a few times each day when some software doesn't do what I expect, or I get stopped by a few consecutive traffic lights, or when I have to enter my account number into the automated telephone system just to find out their mailing address.

"Alcohol, as well as all drugs -- legal and otherwise -- lower your body's energy level and weaken you. By retreating from these substances, you can achieve the level of success you crave."
Once I realized that caffeine is a drug, this bit of wisdom hit the bullseye.

"Try viewing everyone who comes into your life as a teacher."
I knew this one, but I forgot it! Sometimes it's fun and helpful to discuss with your friends and family what we can learn from one another. Don't forget the pets -- the animals in your life are probably your best teachers!

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I'm trying to jazz this site up a bit. Hence the new title banner. I hope you like it!

I created it myself, using Microsoft Word's WordArt and the free font set "Schizm," which was created by Astigmatic One Eye Typographic Institute. To give credit to AOETI, I'll be adding this image to my sidebar:


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