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. “How people treat you is their karma. How you react is yours.”
In my 20’s, I was let go from a job as a receptionist because my boss’s wife felt threatened by me. 🤔 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 don’t deserve it.
2. “Everything that has happened to you is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to prevent you from growing. You get to choose.”
I now see that life is working for me instead of against me. I stopped saying to myself “Why does this keep happening to me?” I realized that events occurred to allow me to expand and grow like I never thought possible.
3. “Anytime you start a sentence with I am, you are creating what you are and what you want to be.”
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! 💋
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