Wayne-DyerDr. Wayne Dyer passed away in his sleep on August 29th in Hawaii, and the world lost of one the most inspirational influences. Dr. Dyer is considered to be the “father of motivation” by his fans and was a pioneer in the field of personal development. In his career he wrote over 40 books, 20 of which were New York Times Best Sellers, and raised over $250 million dollars for public television through PBS.

Dr. Dyer has been a personal inspiration of mine and I highly recommend reading anything he has ever written. We are lucky to have had him shared his wisdom and be a part of our universe for 75 years of his life. Here are some of my favorite quotes from Dr. Dyer:

“Passion is a feeling that tells you: this is the right thing to do. Nothing can stand in my way. It doesn’t matter what anyone else says. This feeling is so good that it cannot be ignored. I’m going to follow my bliss and act upon this glorious sensation of joy.”

“All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration. You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming him, but you won’t succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you unhappy. ”

“Your reputation is in the hands of others. That’s what the reputation is. You can’t control that. The only thing you can control is your character.”

“You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.”

“You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.”

“You don’t need to be better than anyone else you just need to be better than you used to be”

“You have everything you need for complete peace and total happiness right now.”

“The more you see yourself as what you’d like to become, and act as if what you want is already there, the more you’ll activate those dormant forces that will collaborate to transform your dream into your reality.”

“When the choice is to be right or to be kind, always make the choice that brings peace”

“How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.”

“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.”

“With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.”

“If you knew who walked beside you at all times, on the path that you have chosen, you could never experience fear or doubt again.”

“When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.”

“Conflict cannot survive without your participation”

“Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.”

“I am realistic – I expect miracles.”

“You’ll see it when you believe it.”

“Heaven on Earth is a choice you must make, not a place you must find.”

“Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.”

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