Life lessons to help us get over ourselves Part 1

Happy Humpday!

Hope you all are having a good week so far.

One of the most inspiring life lesson advice I have heard is from motivational speaker and self-help author Wayne Dyer.

His first book, Your Erroneous Zones (1976), is one of the best-selling books of all time, with an estimated 35 million copies sold to date. He had an honest, no-nonsense way about him. He always used humor to explain the most profound teachings.

Today I want to share with you the three of the six most impactful teachings this brilliant, insightful, and inspiring man shared with millions of people. I am breaking it up into two posts because I felt one post would be way too long.

1. โ€œHow people treat you is their karma. How you react is yours.โ€

In my 20’s, I was let go from a job as a receptionist because my boss’s wife felt threatened by me. ๐Ÿค” For some reason, she thought her husband would hit on me. I was young and utterly uninterested as I just needed a job to survive. Luckily, I found a better paying job, and it did not affect me long term. The lesson I learned from it is that I always strive to either not react at all, or to find it within myself to treat those people with as much kindness and consideration as I can muster, even when it hurts and even when I feel they donโ€™t deserve it.

2. โ€œEverything that has happened to you is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to prevent you from growing. You get to choose.โ€

I now see that life is working for me instead of against me. I stopped saying to myself โ€œWhy does this keep happening to me?โ€ I realized that events occurred to allow me to expand and grow like I never thought possible.

3. โ€œAnytime you start a sentence with I am, you are creating what you are and what you want to be.โ€

I saw the power of my own words and started infusing them with intention. No matter what I was feeling, I realized that whatever I believed about myself, I manifested. So why not reveal what I wanted to be with my positive words?

Stay tuned for the next three Life Lessons tomorrow.

Sending zen vibes! ๐Ÿ’‹

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12 Comments

  1. ayrgalaxy

    I agree with all three and try to live my life as of lately as close to number one as possible. I am also aware that every time I get mad or anxious is an opportunity to become stronger and to be a better version of myself though admittedly, I have a hard time remembering it lol. Thirdly, negative self talk is a huge thing for me, I spiral so much. I KNOW* I shouldn’t. And I try my best to think positively, but it’s just something that I’ve always had a hard time with. Lol.

    1. IngridMadisonAve

      Yes, I have been there. I feel you. The book that helped me realize what I was doing emotionally was Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Joe Dispenza. xx ๐Ÿ’‹

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